Spring Arbs Shockers

Doug Drown revdoug1@verizon.net
Sat May 27 13:52:03 EDT 2006

The old CBL (I don't know the current call letters) does nicely with its
nostalgia format.  Unfortunately it doesn't come in well very often up here
in central Maine.

The former CBM 940 in Montreal is now news-and-talk CINW (the heir to
historic CFCF), and the old CBF 690 is now CINQ, I believe, CINW's
francophone counterpart.  Both stations reach into western Maine day and
night; CINQ, for whatever reasons, has the stronger signal of the two.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "A. Joseph Ross" <joe@attorneyross.com>
To: "Doug Drown" <revdoug1@verizon.net>
Cc: <boston-radio-interest@rolinin.bostonradio.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2006 12:19 PM
Subject: Re: Spring Arbs Shockers

> On 26 May 2006 at 10:16, Doug Drown wrote:
> > Steve,
> > I think everything you've said makes sense.  Ask any kid nowadays
> > whether he/she listens to AM.  They barely know what AM is.
> Which makes me wonder why Radio Disney keeps going.  What is its
> audience?
> > Canada has been slowly doing away with AM radio for twenty years now.
> > By and large, the only stations still hanging on and doing reasonably
> > well are old, established niche stations, talk/news outlets, and a
> > handful of remaining CBC stations that haven't yet converted to FM.
> Except there have been some new stations taking over some of the old
> converted CBC stations.  For example, a new station doing beautiful
> music has taken over the old CBL transmitter, and it signal competes
> at night with WJIB.
> Interestingly enough, it was because of CBL that I discovered WJIB.
> I had a button on my car radio set for 740 because I liked to listen
> to the CBC news at night.  As a result, I occasionally would check to
> see what was going on with WCAS and its later incarnations and
> eventually discovered Bob's WWEA and WJIB.  And it was while I was
> waiting to pick up my sister's kids at Hebrew School one Sunday that
> I discovered Let's Talk About Radio.
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