Vista Radio buys Bell radio stations in BC Interior

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Vista Radio buys Bell radio stations in BC Interior

Postby radiofan » Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:51 am

Vista Radio, have acquired 21 B.C. Interior radio stations from Bell Media.

The stations are:

CKNL, Fort St. John
CHRX, Fort St. John
CJDC, Dawson Creek
CKRX, Fort Nelson
CFTK, Terrace
CJFW, Terrace
CHTK, Prince Rupert
CKTK, Kitimat
CHOR, Summerland
CJAT, Trail
CKKC, Nelson
CKGR, Golden
CKXR, Salmon Arm
CKCR, Revelstoke
CJMG, Penticton
CKOR, Penticton
CJOR, Osoyoos
CICF, Vernon
CHSU, Kelowna
CILK, Kelowna
CKFR, Kelowna
Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.
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Re: Vista Radio buys Bell radio stations in BC Interior

Postby radio knob » Thu Feb 08, 2024 8:19 am

Good News?? Lets Talk !
From one skyscraper into seven strip mall low rises ( the seven buyers across canada).
" it’s not a viable business anymore" ...... hopefully that means pennies on the dollar for the buyers.
The media concentration gets diluted ( a little bit) - FINALLY. Will history repeat?. Those seven merge into 3 and then ....one ?
Lack of competition is never great.
Can you still have media ownership rules in todays digital age? Maybe just a ceiling - can't own more than 10 stations - total.
Compete for listeners.

Nobody could be worse than BELL - could they?
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Re: Vista Radio buys Bell radio stations in BC Interior

Postby andysradio » Thu Feb 08, 2024 3:52 pm

What Bell radio is left in BC?
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Re: Vista Radio buys Bell radio stations in BC Interior

Postby gwp » Thu Feb 08, 2024 3:53 pm

So many of those stations used to be leaders in the broadcasting industry.
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Re: Vista Radio buys Bell radio stations in BC Interior

Postby radiofan » Thu Feb 08, 2024 4:43 pm

In addition to the 21 radio stations listed above, there are 27 repeaters in various areas.
Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.
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Re: Vista Radio buys Bell radio stations in BC Interior

Postby Rocky » Thu Feb 08, 2024 5:46 pm

andysradio wrote:What Bell radio is left in BC?


Move 103.5 and Virgin Radio 94.5 in Vancouver and CFAX 1070 and Virgin Radio 107.3 in Victoria.
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