Broadcast History - June 27

Broadcast History - June 27

Postby jon » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:05 pm

In 1969, the Telesat Canada Act becomes Law, creating a new federal Crown Corporation to build and operate Canada's first domestic satellite communications system.

In 1975, Ottawa's Carleton University Students' Association was issued the first of the new breed of campus radio licenses by the CRTC. CKCU-FM signed on that November 14th on 93.1 MHz with 12,000 watts. They had previously been licensed as a carrier current AM station on 670 KHz with 16 watts on May 22, 1973. Other Canadian campus radio stations had been applying for FM licenses, but had been delayed approval until they had shut down their unlicensed AM carrier current transmitters for some period of time.

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In 1992, The Radio Show concluded its 9+ year run on CBC-AM's national network. Originating from Winnipeg and airing 2-5 p.m. Saturdays, Jack Farr played the host, Captain Radio, of this variety program. The CBC Radio Guide described it as "a wildly unpredictable program...portions of which its studiedly bombastic host insists are currently being pirated by a prestigious New York-based show."

In 2006, the CRTC approved Jim Pattison's $12.5 million purchase of Island Radio Ltd., consisting of CHWF-FM and CKWV-FM Nanaimo, CIBH-FM and CHPQ-FM Parksville, CKLR-FM Courtenay, and CJAV-FM Port Alberni.

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