With 940 now officially vacant

Mike Ward mward@iname.com
Tue Jun 22 18:22:33 EDT 2010

One more time, with feeling...Canadian stations are not trying to reach
American audiences (with one or two notable exceptions, like CKEY Ft.
Erie/Buffalo, two of the Windsor FMs, etc.).

The CBC isn't trying to reach distant American ears in New England/or Ohio,
as much as I miss them on 740.

And CJAD is trying to reach Montreal's English speakers, not us.

Thankfully, the CBC has a robust streaming audio service, and I can listen
to CBC Yellowknife on this very smartphone, if I wish.

As much as I love the magic and romance of listening to distant Canadian AM
stations, they aren't gonna spend money unless this mythical upgrade helps
their LOCAL audience.

On Jun 22, 2010 5:43 PM, "Kevin Vahey" <kvahey@gmail.com> wrote:

I believe that was the case with 860

860 lives on I suspect partly as the CBC/CRTC just doesn't want to
move the french signal in TO to FM. How ironic that you can hear
Radio-Canada in the eastern US but CBC depends on Windsor now.

1070 should have been allowed to live but

I wish CFRB had gotten 740 but the reality is AM in downtown Toronto
is almost useless thanks to the TTC wires.

On 6/22/10, Jim Hall <aerie.ma@comcast.net> wrote:
>>Certainly CFCF and CFRB deserved better th...

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