I have learned, in a roundabout way, that Stingray Radio has filed an application to flip CKDQ 910 in Drumheller to FM. An application was filed on Friday to change the technical parameters for sister station CHOO 99.5 in Drumheller so it could take advantage of synergies in its transmitting plant and tower site by combining the operations of CHOO FM and the proposed CKDQ FM.
According to that document an application to convert CKDQ to FM has already been submitted to the CRTC (application # 2023-0030-0), however there has been no mention of it yet on the CRTC site. It is assumed that they will bunch it together with other applications for a future public hearing and release the information at that point.
Another Canadian heritage AM station with a huge 50 KW signal about to bite the dust. I first logged them on 910 as CJDV back in February 1968.
Dan Sys to irca iog (2023-03-11)