Broadcast History - March 22

Broadcast History - March 22

Postby jon » Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:26 pm

In 1970, CFMI-FM Vancouver signed on. The FMI in the call letters stood for FM One, the station's initial slogan because of all the Ones in the station's frequency, 101.1 MHz. Initially, the station's imaging gave it a Gastown location. Like most FM and television stations in Vancouver, the transmitter was on Mount Seymour in North Vancouver. The studios were in the new CKNW facilities at 815 McBride Plaza in New Westminster, in what had been a Safeway store. Radiofan became one of CFMI's earliest employees, with an added bonus of the studios being within walking distance of his home.


In 1977, Allan Slaight triggered a buy-sell agreement that ended up with CanWest owning 50% of the Global Television Network, and Slaight selling all of his interests.

In 1991, CITV-TV Edmonton and CKRD-TV Red Deer were sold by Dr. Charles Allard to CKNW owner WIC. At the same time, Dr. Allard acquired 22.4% of the non-voting Class B shares of WIC. He died later the same year.

In 2001, CJIB Vernon was approved for an AM to FM flip, to 107.5 MHz with 46,000 watts. The station spent its entire AM existence on 940 KHz, beginning in 1947 with 1000 watts, and running 10,000 watts full-time since 1972.

In 2007, CKCE-FM Calgary signed on at 1:01 p.m. on 101.5 MHz with 48,000 watts. It had taken a while to find an acceptable frequency, with owner CHUM negotiating with CKUA to move their Red Deer FM transmitter from 101.3 MHz to 107.7 MHz.

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