Broadcast History - December 15

Broadcast History - December 15

Postby jon » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:42 pm

In 1947, CJDC Dawson Creek signed on to 1350 KHz with 1000 watts. CJDC-TV signed on in 1959. Original primary owners, the Michaud family, sold the stations to Okanagan Skeena in 1997. For many years, CJDC provided the first paid broadcast work for many Albertans and B.C. residents. Not just on-air in Radio, but also Engineering and Television.


In 1970, CJJC Langley was approved by the CRTC to move from 850 KHz to 800 KHz, and increase power from 1000 to 10,000 watts. 850 KHz was really a terrible frequency, with daytime interference from 10,000 watt (day, 500 watts night) KTAC Tacoma, and night-time interference from 50,000 watt KOA Denver. CKRD Red Deer (Alberta) was often heard very strong in Burnaby in the evening, too.

Here's the audio of CJJC's move to 800 from 850, on Friday Feb 2, 1973, at 2:06 p.m.

CJJC 800 (Click Here)

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recorded and prepared by radiofan


Also in 1970, CFEK Fernie was licensed to 1240 KHz with 1000 watts day and 250 watts night. It would rebroadcast sister station CKEK Cranbrook when it signed on in May 1971.

Again, in 1970, CKBX 100 Mile House was licensed to 1240 KHz. Owner Cariboo Broadcasters Ltd. also owned CKCQ Quesnel and CKWL Williams Lake.

In 1976, CHOA Stettler signed on to 1400 KHz with 1000 watts day and 250 watts night. The station was owned by CJDV Drumheller, which also owned CKBR Brooks. CJDV had been operating a studio in Stettler since 1972.

In 1984, today was the implementation date for most Graveyard Stations -- those on the Local Channels of 1230, 1240, 1340, 1400, 1450 and 1490 KHz -- to increase their night-time power from 250 to 1000 watts, still only requiring a one tower non-directional pattern. Most stations had applied and the CRTC had approved on December 13th.

In 2000, CKGO-AM Hope was approved to move to FM, with 157 watts on 100.5 MHz.

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