Music Till Dawn on WEEI
Mon Feb 25 01:33:56 EST 2008

Looking at it from a Montreal angle which at the time was the largest
city in Canada.

CKAC had clout in Ottawa as they got the best non government signal
out of Montreal. CJAD should have gotten the signal that CKLW was
given. The irony is CKLW protects CJAD but was allowed to beam into
the US.

In Toronto both CFRB and CHUM had to protect NY stations but you have
the absurd full boat assignment of 860. In Montreal CFCF wound up with
a far weaker signal than CJAD.

On 2/25/08, Garrett Wollman <> wrote:
> <<On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 00:09:49 -0500, said:
> > CBC got all the Canadian clears with the exception of French 730 in
> > Montreal which was one of the few private broadcasters allowed to beam
> > south.
> Not so.  See
> <>.
> You forgot, at a minimum, CFRB, CFCN, and CKY.  (I believe CFCN and
> CKY were privately-owned CBC affiliates, and both stations moved to
> other channels when they dropped the CBC affiliation some time after
> WW2.  This allowed CBW to take over 990 in Winnipeg, and the new CBR
> to take over 1010 in Calgary; meanwhile, the old CBR had become CBU,
> moving to 690 and opening up 1130 for a commercial station in
> Vancouver.)  CFRB had been on 690 (a clear channel) before NARBA, and
> moved to 860 (one of the new Canadian clear channels) thereafter.
> Although the CBC (then the regulator as well as the public
> broadcaster) later forced CFRB to swap 860 for its 1010 signal in
> Toronto, CFRB remained a clear-channel station: 1010 was a class-IB.
> (The allocations situation with 1010 in Toronto is not dissimilar to
> the issues with 1060 in Philadelphia.  In both cases, a late-arrival
> class-IB station has to protect a much older class-II station to its
> east, with the result being a much tighter directional pattern than
> was usual for clear-channel stations.)
> -GAWollman

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