Broadcast History - May 14

Broadcast History - May 14

Postby jon » Fri May 13, 2022 8:37 pm

In 1930, CKAC Montreal applied (apparently not for the first time) for a power increase to 50,000 watts. The station would have to wait until March 13, 1958, to see that become a reality.

In 1953, at 7:30 p.m., English language CBC television stations CBFT Montreal, CBOT Ottawa and CBLT Toronto were linked by a 340 mile microwave network. CBOT did not actually start on-air broadcasting until June 2nd.

In 1963, CFAX Victoria was sold by Ellison Queale, to Clare G. Copeland. Within a year, Copeland had approval to change CFAX from a daytime-only station on 810 KHz to full-time operation on 1070 KHz. The strong signal of 50,000 watt KGO San Francisco prevented the night-time operation of CFAX on 810. Power remained at 1000 watts until 1967. CFAX originally signed on September 4, 1959.


In 1969, a major CRTC hearing begins, to consider new regulations for Canadian content on radio and television. The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) challenges the proceedings with a motion to adjourn the hearing. It is denied.
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