CANADIAN RADIO NEWS [and non]
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If laws are passed in the US that force auto manufacturers to include AM receivers in all new vehicles, Canadians are almost certain to benefit, given the cost savings involved in minimizing differences between US and Canadian vehicle models. Given their emphasis on the AM in their program title, Coast to Coast AM has produced their own commercials to motivate their listeners to sign a petition, by Texting, that will be forwarded to the US government to mandate AM in
vehicles. The Save AM Radio ads are being included as must-run commercials in the nightly syndicated program, first noted here in Edmonton on KFYR-550 at 0236 EDT on April 29th.
590 NB Sussex CJCW Wants to move this directional 1000 watts day/250 watts night AM to FM with 725 watts, directional with a maximum ERP of 1400 watts, at 97 metres above average terrain (EHAAT). The Application will be heard in a CRTC Hearing on July 6th in the National Capital Region (Ottawa/Hull area). No change in programming is planned.
910 AB Drumheller CKDQ Wants to move this 50,000 watt directional AM to FM with 24,500 watts, directional with a maximum ERP of 36,600 watts, at 39.4 metres above average terrain (EHAAT). The Application will be heard in a CRTC Hearing on July 6th in the National Capital Region. There is no indication if a format change will accompany the move to FM.
The Facebook page Canadian Radio News by Dan Sys provides much of the information for this column.
IRCA DX Monitor May 13, published May 8 via WOR iog (2023-05-09)