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SOWNY » How The End Of The U.S. Super Bowl Feed Is Changing Ads In Canada » February 3, 2020 11:23 am

TheWiz
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Interesting, looks like some got the FOX feed and others didn't. I have Rogers (Ignite TV) and the CTV feed was substituted over the FOX feed.

SOWNY » Why Was 680 On 1310 Sunday Morning? » January 13, 2020 6:21 am

TheWiz
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680 was simulcasting on 1310 because of the storm yes. They were also heard on 570 in Kitchener up til 6 am when Kitchener's local morning news run started.

SOWNY » Today officially marks the new line-up on the Fan 590 » October 15, 2019 9:23 am

TheWiz
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Another change that most probably have not noticed yet is the return of 3 breaks an hour. For the last 5 years or so, the FAN had moved to two massive 8 minute commercial breaks. Thank god they changed this, If  I was a sponsor, I would not be happy if my commercial aired 6 minutes into a 8 minute stopset.

SOWNY » Licence plates matching call letters » September 19, 2019 9:40 pm

TheWiz
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I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets a kick out of the Call letter licence plates. CFTR is a common one in the K-W area. Still haven't seen CFTR 680 though.

SOWNY » Rogers Gives Raptors "Short Shrift" As All Major T.O. Sports Collide » April 2, 2019 7:38 pm

TheWiz
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I believe the FAN is contractually obligated to carry every Jays game, so there's no getting around that.

If I remember correctly, there was a similar situation about 5 years ago where the Leafs and Raptors were both in the playoffs. If memory serves, Rogers bumped two leaf games over to 680.

SOWNY » Is this a first for an FM Music Station? » April 2, 2019 3:58 am

TheWiz
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pinto wrote:

96.7 in Kitchener aired the Jays back in the late 80's maybe in to early 90's when it was Country and CHYM was still on 570AM

I also remember Blue Jay games for a time on 101.7 in Wingham, I think they aired games up to 1995.

And I believe CJCS 107.1 (formally 1240 AM) is carrying jays games now. It hard to tell because that signal has a very limited range.

And some may remember that 97.3 carried Leaf games back in the early 90's as well. It was a simulcast from 1430 as both stations used to be owned by Telemedia.
 

SOWNY » CKNT heard by DXer in Newfoundland » March 19, 2019 1:22 pm

TheWiz
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DeepTracks wrote:

Just for my own edification, where do these numbers originate from?

AM Station # 1889
Ontario AM Station # 43
Canadian AM Station # 157

Cheers
 

My guess is this is the for the DX'ers personal reference. 1889 AM stations picked up to date... and 43 were in Ontario.

SOWNY » The First Music Ever Broadcast On Radio 112 Years Ago Was Xmas Can Con » December 28, 2018 2:42 pm

TheWiz
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What's interesting about the famous 1906 Christmas Eve broadcast is back in 2006, James O'Neal of radio world was asked to write an article for the 100th anniversary.

Interestingly enough, there seems to be very little evidence that this broadcast occurred. Fessenden himself, didn't mention it to anybody until 1932.

Fessenden: World's First Broadcaster?:
https://www.radioworld.com/news-and-business/fessenden-worlds-first-broadcaster 

SOWNY » CKNT Audio Sucks and is Distorted » December 17, 2018 10:14 am

TheWiz
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RadioActive wrote:

CHYR is one of the strangest radio stations I can ever recall. In the years before it moved to FM, it would sign off its 710 frequency at sundown to protect clear channel stations like WOR in New York and sign back on as "CHIR" a second later at 730 during the evening hours - and then go back to the other dial position in the morning.

I'm aware that some stations change their frequencies at night. But changing your call letters at night? THAT I've  never heard of. How common is that?
 

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