Broadcast History - February 10

Broadcast History - February 10

Postby jon » Fri Feb 09, 2024 8:17 pm

In 1927, CFRB Toronto was signed on by Ted Rogers, Sr. The station would grow to hold the record for most Canadian listeners ever of any radio station. Ironically, CFRB began as a demonstration of Rogers' AC-powered radio station equipment, most notably transmitters. He had previously invented AC-powered radio receivers for the consumer market. Until then, both radios and radio stations required DC power, from batteries or mechanical generators. In fact, the CFRB call letters stand for "Canada's First Rogers Batteryless".


In 1986, CBUA-FM Atlin, British Columbia, was approved by the CRTC, after the community lost its radio service with the collapse of the Atlin Broadcasting Society. CBUA was a repeater of CFWH Whitehorse. It signed on February 20, 1987.

Also in 1986, CBEX-TV Aklavik (NWT) was launched as a repeater of CHAK-TV Inuvik. CHAK-TV had previously been licensed with 3000 watts to serve both Inuvik and Aklavik, and provide an over-the-air feed for CHAK-TV-1 Fort McPherson. Since both repeaters now used a satellite link, CHAK-TV reduced power to 122 watts, enough to cover Inuvik itself.

In 2003, CKST's sale by Grand Slam to CHUM was approved by the CRTC. The Vancouver All-Sports station joined CHUM's Team network on May 7, 2001.

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