so where does XWA Montreal fit into it?
Thu Mar 5 11:50:47 EST 2009
<<On Thu, 05 Mar 2009 11:10:59 -0500, Scott Fybush <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Which brings us to CFRB's situation: the CBC evidently had sufficient
> political power during the WWII era to be able to take over private
> high-powered facilities. It happened in Winnipeg, where CKY, with 50 kW
> on clear-channel 990, ended up in CBC hands as CBW.
You will recall that, before the CRTC was established (1950s?), the
CBC was both the national public broadcaster and also the broadcasting
regulator. The relevant Act of Parliament explcitly designated the
CBC as the principal broadcast voice of the nation.
> In Toronto, the CBC had operated CBY as a secondary service, ending up
> on 1010 after NARBA with relatively low power. Somehow the CBC had the
> political clout to swap facilities between CBY and privately-owned CFRB,
> which had been running 10 kW ND on 860 after NARBA. (I think it had been
> on 960 pre-NARBA; CBL had been on 840 with 50 kW ND.)
Here's the table for Toronto and Hamilton:
CBL Toronto 840 50,000 740 50,000
CBY Toronto 1,420 100 1,010 1,000
CFRB Toronto 690 10,000 860 10,000
CKCL Toronto 580 1,000 580 1,000
CKOC Hamilton 1,120 1,000D 1,150 1,000D
CHML Hamilton 1,010 100 900 1,000
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