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Re: 740-Toronto

When CBL moved from 740 to 99.1 I was very disappointed (and as it turns out 
I may have been in denial). The first AM preset on my car radio is still set 
to 740. The other day I flipped to AM and there it was... "the Music of your 
Life". Not exactly my 'cup of tea' but a good use of the space. I live about 
30 miles from the tower so it is hard for me to notice any difference in 
signal quality from the CBL days.

As an aside...
CBC's move to 99.1 has left those of us who live more than 40 miles west of 
downtown Toronto with a second rate service. I believe that early testing of 
99.1 disappointed a number of folks at CBC. If I recall correctly when they 
flipped from stereo to mono the reception improved somewhat but still left 
us with a temperamental signal.

To compensate for the inconsistent signal quality of 99.1 in the 
Cambridge-Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph area, CBC retransmits locally on 89.1. 
The signal is only marginally better than 99.1. Oh well I guess that's 

>From: Jibguy@aol.com
>To: bri@bostonradio.org
>Subject: 740-Toronto
>Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 00:02:05 EST
>So, have you heard it?   A decent "music of Your Life" type format on what
>will be the new CHWO-740 Toronto.    They're testing their signal playing
>music most evenings.  Sounds like the same signal-strength as the old
>CBL-740.   Repeat promos indicated they'll be doing this full-time and 
>night (and day) starting January 8th.
>A really good format for Toronto, which will likely last longer than other
>50kw similar-formatted stations, such as 1540-Albany.

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