With 940 now officially vacant

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 14:20:50 EDT 2010

You can trace a lot of this back to when RKO General owned CKLW and
forgot Canada existed.

You seldom ever heard a Canadian news story on 20-20 news.

I can remember in the early 70's when WGR was very popular in Toronto.

My mother said once on vacation "Why can I hear Jerry Williams clear
in #uebec and not Cambridge? LOL. I also recall my Dad was stunned
that he could hear WHDH and WEZE clearly in Quebec City.

Canada gave the CBC the good allocations and for the most part private
broadcasters in Canada just didn't beam south at night - in Eastern
Canada CKAC and CKLW were the exceptions  and CJMS covered New England

Certainly CFCF and CFRB deserved better than what they got.

On 6/22/10, Aaron Read <friedbagels@gmail.com> wrote:
> Besides not wanting to deal with the hassle inherent to such a treaty
> negotiation when there's probably "more important" things to deal with,
> Canada (and to a lesser extent, Mexico) have a vested interest in
> keeping those vacant AM allotments exactly as they are: vacant.
> Why should they allow US signals to start appearing more and more in
> them, and inherently competing with their own domestic FM signals?
> That's probably a more political issue than a practical one, but this is
> all about politics so there you go.
> This is all the more true with the English/French restrictions the CRTC
> (it is the CRTC that does that, right?) imposes - they want to ensure
> that the Canadian audience receives Canadian programming.
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Aaron Read                  |  Finger Lakes Public Radio
> friedbagels@gmail.com       |  General Manager (WEOS & WHWS-LP)
> Geneva, NY 14456            |  www.weos.org / www.whws.fm
> scott@fybush.com scott@fybush.com
> Tue Jun 22 07:25:53 EDT 2010
> Canada's AM dial is now vastly underutilized, and Mexico is heading in
> the same direction. Whether either nation has any interest in
> renegotiating the treaties that now protect those emptying AM channels
> is, of course, a matter more of politics than anything else, and I have
> no clue as to the politics of the issue.

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