Broadcast History - January 14

Broadcast History - January 14

Postby jon » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:20 pm

In 1971, Arthur "Sparks" Holstead died in North Vancouver at the age of 81. He co-founded CKWX Vancouver with business partner Bill Hanlon on April 1, 1923, as CFDC in Nanaimo. The transmitter was a Westinghouse war surplus model purchased at a Seattle radio show in 1922. Initially, it ran 10 watts on 430 metres.


In 1984, CKXL-AM Calgary began broadcasting in stereo, using the Kahn system. The CKXL call letters were dropped in 1987, having been used since 1951. From its sign-on in 1927 until 1951, the station had been CJCJ. The station had been on 1140 KHz since 1947.

In 1994, the other CKXL, CKXL-FM St. Boniface, Manitoba, received CRTC permission to add one hour per week of English language programming. The station had been all French since signing on in 1991.


In 1996, CJIL-TV Lethbridge signed on to Channel 17, claiming to be "the first Christian television broadcasting license in Canadian history." It aired no commercials, but did sell some programming blocks to religious broadcasters.

In 2002 at 6:00 a.m., CKCI-AM Parksville flipped to CIBH-FM "The Beach", on 88.5 MHz with 960 watts. The AM signal on 1350 went silent at 3:00 p.m. on February 22nd. The station was originally licensed as CHPQ on April 30, 1973, on 1370 KHz with 1000 watts, rebroadcasting CHUB Nanaimo for most of the day. From 1975 to 1986, the station was separately owned from CHUB.

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