Broadcast History - December 21

Broadcast History - December 21

Postby jon » Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:55 pm

In 1962, CHAB-TV Moose Jaw launched CHRE-TV Regina as a semi-satellite. Both stations were forcibly sold to the CBC in 1969, becoming CBKMT-TV and CBKRT-TV on September 13th.

In 1972, Moffat was approved to purchase CHFM-FM Calgary.

In 1984, CILK-FM Kelowna was licensed to Nick Frost. He had been turned down in 1981 on the grounds that Kelowna could not support an independent FM station. The station signed on as "Silk" on June 21, 1985, at 10:00 a.m. with a soft Adult Contemporary format on 101.5 MHz with 11,000 watts using a directional North-facing pattern from the 3200 foot level of Okanagan Mountain, located 7 km South of downtown Kelowna.

Also in 1984, a competing license bid by CKIQ-AM for an FM license in Kelowna was turned down. It would not be until 1995 that a license was granted. Today that station is CHSU-FM and is owned by Bell Media.


In 2000, four broadcast sales were approved by the CRTC:

(1) CKST-1040 Vancouver to Grand Slam Radio. The sale took place on February 1, 2001, and CKST switched to all-sports on April 25th, joining CHUM's Team Radio Network as Team 1040 on May 7th. CKST was sold to CHUM two years later.

(2) Jim Pattison to acquire Monarch Broadcasting, including CKPG radio & TV Prince George, CHAT radio & TV Medicine Hat, CFMY-FM Medicine Hat, CHLB-FM Lethbridge, CHHK-FM Taber, CHUB-FM Red Deer and CJXX AM & FM Grande Prairie.

(3) Rawlco to purchase CKOM-FM Saskatoon from Elmer Hildebrand, and

(4) Hildebrand to purchase Saskatoon's CJWW-AM and CFQC-FM from Forvest Broadcasting.

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