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SOWNY » This dead air on the Jazz FM morning is really bush league » Today 12:35 am

Radiowiz
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Irvine wrote:

You know RW, I haven't decided if you're just being a troll or a complete twit. 
 

If you were to say McDonald's we wouldn't even be having this conversation.
Stop being an ass.
 

SOWNY » This dead air on the Jazz FM morning is really bush league » Yesterday 9:36 pm

Irvine
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Radiowiz wrote:

Irvine wrote:

Do we need another Burger King?

Like it or not, we do.
Very bad analogy. Too many Burger Kings have closed down in Toronto. 
Bloor & Bathurst
Yonge & Eglinton 
Leslieville location (now a Starbucks)
Overlea blvd location (across from East York Town centre)
Sheppard Centre...to name 5.

Maybe in your neck of the woods there's too many Burger kings but here in Toronto that analogy is not gonna fly.
Toronto really does need more actual Burger king restaurants. 
Hopefully they'll open more soon.
 

You know RW, I haven't decided if you're just being a troll or a complete twit. 
 

SOWNY » The Listener Who Resurrected CFNY's "The Spirit Of Radio" » Yesterday 9:34 pm

Irvine
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I was at the Canada Day event and actually help up a large banner at the front of the stage.  Kudos to this guy for giving a shit. 

My sympathies to his family.  I've got 4 people around me with cancer and there is a high probability I have it too.  Pancreatic cancer is fucking evil.  It just rots you away and it's quick to take hold of your body.  Look at what it did to Steve Jobs & Patrick Swayze.  They looked like skeletons in the final days. 

SOWNY » The Listener Who Resurrected CFNY's "The Spirit Of Radio" » Yesterday 9:23 pm

RadioActive
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Alan Cross reveals the inside story of the listener who tried - and succeeded - in restoring CFNY's "Spirit of Radio" format when it looked like it was heading for the recycle bin. 

Remembering one of radio’s biggest fans: RIP Larry Bates of the “Bring Back the Spirit” Campaign

An interesting bit of local radio history told by someone who was there.

SOWNY » CKNT is on the air! » Yesterday 4:37 pm

navaidstech
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Tim Brown 2016 wrote:

markow202 wrote:

andysradio wrote:

They are playing classical music. I just heard an ID out of them giving out a phone number and email address. 960 AM with 2kWs day, 280 watts night.

Where did the transmitter and tower end up being? 

Just outside the western edge of Pearson Airport.

Daytime reception here is Stouffville is weak but listenable.

Tim

I had a solid copy on my car radio along the 401 to past Bowmanville. I was able to still make it out at the Onroute rest stop in Port Hope.

SOWNY » CKNT is on the air! » Yesterday 4:34 pm

navaidstech
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Chuck99 wrote:

I received a surprisingly good signal on my car radio in Niagara Falls this afternoon.  Obviously, the range has been enhanced due to Lake Ontario.  But, I was still surprised to receive it because of possible interference from 970 in Buffalo.  I also thought it might broadcast on a northerly pattern similar to CJOY in Guelph. 

At just 280 watts, I doubt I will be able to hear it at night.  The test programming has been switched from classical music to an internet voice stream from the United States.

 

Don't knock it. 280 watts for nightime transmission is plenty. I wouldn't be surprised one bit if you did have a solid copy. If you have an LF capable radio, have a listen on 391 kHz and see if you can copy a Non Directional Beacon from Oshawa (one of many I maintain)... it runs a whopping 7 watts but gets out quite nicely, especially an night.

SOWNY » CKNT is on the air! » Yesterday 4:28 pm

navaidstech
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RadioActive wrote:

They powered down for pattern change but they're still receivable here in northern North York. Noisy but listenable. However the question remains as to whether there will be anything worthwhile to listen to on the station, especially overnights. I'll be really curious to see what their programming schedule looks like - if they ever get a website up and running.

Just for fun, I phoned the Mississauga News tipline on Tuesday to ask if they were going to do an article on the city's new radio station. The woman there asked me point blank, "Mississauga has a new radio station?" 

CKNT has its work cut out for it.

If you're referring to the radiation pattern then there is only one - omnidirectional. The transmitter runs on a single 80 foot whip antenna.
 

SOWNY » CKNT is on the air! » Yesterday 4:26 pm

navaidstech
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markow202 wrote:

RadioActive wrote:

markow202 wrote:

Its at 1137 Lorimar Drive Mississauga atop Popular Tire industrial building lol. 

According to Canadian Radio News, that's not the location either.

Check out this post from October 19, 2017:

New transmitter site approved for CKNT 960 Mississauga

http://i64.tinypic.com/r107b4.jpg

Oh ok.  Being AM I wonder if its a new single tower or something else.  I remember the airport 1280AM CFYZ back in the day used a "umbrella" type antenna atop a maintenance building of theirs.  
 

It's a fibreglass whip with a Valcosphere on top. It is located in a trucking yard, on the east side of the Husky gas station (Courtney/Kennedy). You really can't miss it as you're driving on Courtneypark.
In the picture above, you have to go past the gate on the right (good luck, it is motorized with security staff on site), then make a left and go all the way to the end. The transmitter shack and the antenna are located about 100 feet behind a safety fence. The fence is there to protect people from getting too close to the antenna. It is also an area where they buried the ground plane to increase antenna's efficiency so obviously they don't want anyone driving on top of it.

SOWNY » This dead air on the Jazz FM morning is really bush league » Yesterday 11:36 am

Radiowiz
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Irvine wrote:

Do we need another Burger King?

Like it or not, we do.
Very bad analogy. Too many Burger Kings have closed down in Toronto. 
Bloor & Bathurst
Yonge & Eglinton 
Leslieville location (now a Starbucks)
Overlea blvd location (across from East York Town centre)
Sheppard Centre...to name 5.

Maybe in your neck of the woods there's too many Burger kings but here in Toronto that analogy is not gonna fly.
Toronto really does need more actual Burger king restaurants. 
Hopefully they'll open more soon.
 

SOWNY » CKNT is on the air! » Yesterday 11:26 am

alangee
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This morning the music was interrupted by a segment talking about black holes. It was actually very interesting. I'm also like their choice of classical music - kind of easy listening classical.

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