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Fri Aug 24 8:13 pm  #1


CJBK 1290 London gving up on local content during drive time?

Had the opportunity to listen to CJBK 1290 for a few moments yesterday afternoon (August 23, 2018) at about 16:45. They were broadcasting the feed from cable TV station CTV news net. Andy Oudman used to do "The Live Drive" from 15:00 - 18:00 which originated from their London studio. Mr. Oudman is no longer mentioned on the station's site so I presume he is no longer on CJBK.

I was surprised by the news net feed. I thought the 'drive time' was a coveted spot for stations to make some money during the increased listeners that tune in during this time. The only local content I see on their site is the 06:00 - 09:00 morning show and news at noon. This is only about four hours a day of live / local content.

 

 

Fri Aug 24 10:31 pm  #2


Re: CJBK 1290 London gving up on local content during drive time?

This does not surprise me, considering what's going on in other markets with Bell.
If they believe TSN 1150 is working, why question what they've done with the London market?

 

Sat Aug 25 12:18 am  #3


Re: CJBK 1290 London gving up on local content during drive time?

If you include CBC Radio One, the city has six FM stations.  Fresh FM in St. Thomas and Country 104 in Woodstock have also become quasi-London stations.  With 8 FM stations dividing the advertising pie, there is probably little of it left for the AM stations, which has likely led to the cutbacks at CJBK and the closure of CKSL.

Last edited by Chuck99 (Sat Aug 25 12:19 am)

 

Sat Aug 25 7:21 am  #4


Re: CJBK 1290 London gving up on local content during drive time?

Chuck99::: Corus re-located the Fresh radio transmitter to the CFPL-TV tower with brother station FM96 a few years ago, so it is a London station (originally licenced to St. Thomas).

 

Sat Aug 25 12:39 pm  #5


Re: CJBK 1290 London gving up on local content during drive time?

Don't Forget the number 1 station in London Easy 101 from Tillsonburg. 

 

Sun Aug 26 8:42 am  #6


Re: CJBK 1290 London gving up on local content during drive time?

tri-cities wrote:

Don't Forget . . .

Where do "tri-cities" end and "golden triangle" begins?

K.