Broadcast History - December 28

Broadcast History - December 28

Postby jon » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:36 am

In 1978, CJVB Vancouver received CRTC approval to increase power from 10,000 to 50,000 watts. But the change was delayed until 1980, to coincide with founder Jan van Bruchem's 50th birthday. He flew his parents from the Netherlands to flip the switch that upped the power. Celebrations were held at the Hotel Vancouver to mark the occasion.

In 2006, at 1:00 p.m., Newcap's CKFE-FM Winnipeg became CHNK HANK-FM, dropping an Adult Album Alternative (AAA) format for Country. The AAA format, as Cafe 100.7, had lasted exactly one year and one hour, as the station played the same song for the 48 hours preceding the format change to Country. CHNR was licensed to then owner CKVN Winnipeg on August 8, 2002, 1300 watts on 100.7 MHz, with a format combining Adult Standards and Easy Listening from the 1920s to the '70s. On December 6, 2007, the station was authorized to increase power to 60,200 watts and antenna height to 176.1 metres from a new transmitter location. Today, CFJL-FM is owned by Evanov and is known as HOT 100.5 FM.

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