Broadcast History - March 7

Broadcast History - March 7

Postby jon » Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:46 pm

In 1929, CNRL London (Ontario) was first heard. Canadian National Railways leased time on CJGC London, owned by the London Free Press, under the phantom call letters CNRL until March 31, 1932. Such a major loss of revenue during the Great Depression called for desperate measures, so CJGC surrendered its license in 1933 and merged with CKOK Windsor, to become CKLW (LW = London-Windsor). But, less than a year later, the Free Press pulled out of the partnership and was able to get its license back, as CFPL (FPL = Free Press London). But, like CJGC, with 100 watts on 730 KHz. CFPL became a CBC affiliate when the CBC came into being in 1936.

In 2006, CFML-FM Burnaby signed on just before noon as Evolution 107.9. After more than 40 years of broadcast training, BCIT finally had an on-air radio station.

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