CANADIAN RADIO NEWS –Jon Pearkins
No word yet on the full names but October 18th has been announced as the date that CityNews will be the new slogan for CFTR Toronto ON (CityNews 680), CKGL Kitchener ON (CityNews 570), CKWX Vancouver BC (CityNews 1130) and CFFR Calgary AB (CityNews 660).
All times shown are Eastern (EDT):
1610 ON Toronto CHHA Spanish programming was being broadcast at 0015 on Tuesday, September 14th, rather than the Programa Punjabi still listed on their program schedule for Monday to Friday nights beginning at midnight, running until 5:00 AM. Their Web site is now chha1610am.ca
The Facebook page Canadian Radio News by Dan Sys provides much of the information for this column, with additional material this issue from sowny.net
IRCA DX Monitor Sept 25, published Sept 21 via WOR iog (2021-09-21))
Brisbane’s 4BC to swap frequencies, moving to 882 AM in October.
Nine Radio has announced that 4BC will swap frequencies with sister station 4BH, moving to 882 AM.
This is the first time a radio station in Brisbane has ever swapped frequencies, and 4BC’s new position on the dial is effective from Friday, October 8, at 8.08am.
From Monday, 4BC launches a major awareness campaign, with on-air promos featuring Breakfast host Neil Breen and a print advertising campaign. Then from October 8, the station will also be giving away $882 a day to listeners in a daily Breakfast competition.
South Carolina State University has relaunched 1580 WPJK/92.9 W225DB Orangeburg SC as Sports “ESPN Orangeburg“.
The University had purchased the former Gospel station in April 2017 for the $6500 the station owed to the FCC for outstanding filing fees. WPJK will carry mostly ESPN Radio programs plus the daily South Carolina Sports Talk hosted by Phil Kornblut and Donal Ware’s Box To Row on Saturday mornings.
1290 CX38 R Cultura, Montevideo, is already IDing with new name (ex Em. Del Sur), and programming, mostly talk and music. This is one outlet of the State broadcasters.
Horacio Nigro Geolkiewsky to DXing.info fb group (2021-09-11)
Oldies KYNO 1430 Moves to 50,000 Watt 940 in Central California.
In Fresno, California, Oldies KYNO 1430 (5,000 watts) and ESPN sports KFIG 940 (50,000 watts) are swapping formats and call letters. At one time, KYNO was a Drake-Chenault station (a la Boss Radio 93/KHJ). The move to 940 makes KYNO the only Oldies station on a 50,000-watt station in the United States. However, the station beams most of its signal to the west.
From the article: “It will become the most powerful oldies station in America, featuring music from the late ‘50s through the early ‘70s all day.”
“There are only 12 full-time 50,000-watt radio stations in California, and only 48 full-time, 50,000-watt stations in the country. And of all those, there isn’t one full-time, 50,000-watt radio station that plays full-time oldies,” he said
“KYNO’s success granted the Program Director Bill Drake and Chenault the credibility to consult more than 300 other radio stations. They consulted KGB in San Diego, KFRC in San Francisco and KHJ in Los Angeles. Drake and Chenault took each station to No. 1.”
Steve Mittman to MWDX – The National Radio Club fb group (2021-07-15)
Because of heavy qrm by another HPAM station from the northern part of Holland, Album AM has switched to the back-up frequency 1251 kHz for the time being. I modified the inverted-L antenna, now it is possible to change the spool within 30 minutes or so, a little antenna tuner adjustment and back on-air on either 846 kHz or 1251 kHz.
When interested, read the last blog (Google Translate is your best friend) at www.albumam.nl.
When you like, you can listen to Album AM at http://gti.proxy.kiwisdr.com:8073/?f=1251.00amz5
Dick Postma to Medium Wave Circle fb group (2021-07-13)
KYNO Fresno To Move To 940.
One Putt Broadcasting is moving Oldies 1430 KYNO Fresno to its 50kW 940 signal on Monday, July 19.
940 is currently home to Sports “940 ESPN” KFIG. While the call letters will move to 1430, it is not yet known if the Sports format will move the opposite direction on July 19.
One Putt is tying the move to 940 to the 75th anniversary of the launch of the original 1300 KYNO in 1946. The station was Top 40 from the late 50s until 1980. Then KYNO owner Gene Chenault hired programmer Bill Drake in 1963 leading to the creation of Drake-Chenault Enterprises consultancy that oversaw stations such as KHJ Los Angeles, KFRC San Francisco, WRKO Boston, and CKLW Windsor.
The CRTC will hold a hearing on September 9, 2021 to consider the following applications.
Application by the CBC to convert CBT 540 AM in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL to 93.3 FM with 100,000 watts.
Application by Maritime Broadcasting System to convert CKNB 950 AM in Campbellton, NB to 100.7 with 5,330 watts.
Canadian Radio News fb group (2021-07-09)
Migration of some MW stations to FM (extended band) in São Paulo and region, in process:
1040 kHz Radio Capital, to 77.5 MHz;
1200 kHz Radio Cultura, to 77.9 MHz;
1500 kHz Radio Cumbica (Guarulhos), to 84.1 MHz (GRU FM).
This indicates that there are 60 days still for these stations to cut their signals in MW definitively.
Rudolf Grimm (2021-05-07)
IRRS moving to 918 kHz effective April 28, 2021.
We have received final approval for our new frequency. We will be moving from 594 to 918 kHz (daily from 1900-2300 CET) effective April 28, 2021. 918 kHz will be cleaner and propagate better into Central and Northern Europe at night.
WOR will also be moved from 594 to 918 kHz, at the usual times as previously scheduled.
Alfredo E. Cotroneo to WOR groups.io (2021-04-27)