Broadcast History - April 28

Broadcast History - April 28

Postby jon » Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:14 pm

In 1902, Prof. J.L.W. Gill gave a wireless telegraphy demonstration at Queen's College Convocation in Kingston (Ontario), sending and receiving the code message "Success to Marconi". He setup the Queen's Wireless Club in 1919, from which 9BT was licensed in 1922, but allowed to lapse around 1924, after CFRC was licensed as a commercial station in Spring 1923, on 450 metres with 1500 watts input power into the anode. Today, CFRC is the Queen's University campus FM station.


In 1927, Maple Leaf Radio Co. Ltd. was formed in Hamilton (Ontario) to start a new radio station to overcome censorship at CKOC. CFML began on 880 KHz with 50 watts, sharing the frequency with CKOC and CHCS. The call letters were changed to CHML (Canada, Hamilton and Maple Leaf) before the year was out. In 1930, they no longer had to share 880 KHz.

In 1946, Ginette Raynault was born in Montreal, her last name spelled "Reno" beginning with her first album in 1962. As a youngster, she had sold newspapers to pay for singing lessons, which allowed her to win a spot on CKVL's Amateur Hour. In 1982, she became the youngest Canadian inducted into the Order of Canada.

In 1965, at 3:00 p.m., KHJ-930 in Los Angeles changed format to Boss Radio with The Real Don Steele pulling the first airshift as a Boss Jock. Bill Drake and Ron Jacobs created the Much More Music format that would soon be heard nearly everywhere in the U.S. and Canada, and even Overseas. KHJ's success came quickly, with Top 40 legend KFWB soon switching to All News.

In 1972, CJPR was licensed to Blairmore (Alberta) on 1490 KHz with 1000 watts day and 250 watts night, then the maximum powered allowed on the graveyard ("Local") frequencies of 1230, 1240, 1340, 1400, 1450 and 1490 KHz. Five hours daily of local programming were supplemented with simulcasting of CJOC Lethbridge, the rest of the broadcast day. The AM transmitter left the air September 29, 2004, after being replaced by an FM transmitter on 94.9 MHz with 760 watts. A rebroadcaster in Elkford continued on 1340 KHz with 50 watts.

In 2000, CJCQ-FM was licensed to North Battleford (Saskatchewan) as a sister station of CJNB-AM. CJCQ signed on September 26th at 5 p.m. as Q-98 on 97.9 MHz with 100,000 watts. A 45,000 watt repeater was approved for Meadow Lake on 104.5 MHz on October 6, 2004.


In 2003, CJLT-FM "Alive 99.5" signed on for the first time in Medicine Hat (Alberta) with only 48 watts of power and a transmitter height of 31.6 metres. A 2004 application for power increase to 2300 watts was denied by the CRTC.
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