sowny.net | The Southern Ontario/WNY Radio-TV Forum


You are not logged in. Would you like to login or register?

SOWNY » Does A Cdn. Radio Or TV Stn. Have To Say Its Call Letters Once A Day? » June 21, 2022 11:11 am

Dan Sys
Replies: 28

Go to post

Mike wrote:

"Don’t know about now but back in the olden days: call letters, frequency and city of license, within 10-minutes of straight up, either side, hourly, ‘live’ or recorded and you were legally covered.
That could be embellished, if you wanted to hit a post or the vocal"


Hasn't changed Mike. Legal ID's are still required at or near the top of the hour (except for CBC stations). However the city of license requirement seems to have morphed into the "city served" (ie-CKNW 980 is licensed to New Westminster, but only mentions Vancouver in their legal ID).

SOWNY » 101.5 CHRA-FM Voice of Aurora Community Radio » May 14, 2022 9:03 am

Dan Sys
Replies: 2

Go to post

According to my records the Voice of Aurora Community Radio group applied for an extension in March 2018 for CHRA 101.5 as the station had not met the original deadline to get on the air. The revised construction permit then expired in March 2019. Failing to meet the extended deadline CHRA was deleted from the ISEDC database without ever hitting the air.. 

SOWNY » Toronto Ethnic Station Rebrands As "Red FM" » April 26, 2019 11:17 am

Dan Sys
Replies: 14

Go to post

Andy: I have HD2 as Portuguese, HD3 as Spanish, & HD4 as a simulcast of Red FM 93.1 (CKYE) Vancouver. Of course chances are that they have since dumped the HD4 simulcast now that CIRV itself has been branded as Red FM.

SOWNY » Ciao To CIAO?: Did GTA Radio Station Change Its Call Letters? » January 20, 2019 2:13 am

Dan Sys
Replies: 30

Go to post

Not the first time something like this has happened. Back in 2010 when CKOV 103.1 in Kelowna, B.C. changed calls to CKQQ it appeared on the Industry Canada (now ISEDC) database about a month before the station actually started using the new calls.

SOWNY » Ciao To CIAO?: Did GTA Radio Station Change Its Call Letters? » January 15, 2019 9:41 pm

Dan Sys
Replies: 30

Go to post

Seems odd to me that the CIAO calls are currently on the ISEDC's "List of Available Call Signs for Broadcast Stations in Canada" and that CHLO is no longer listed. Based on that observation It appears as if the calls at 530 AM have been legally changed, but perhaps someone forgot to tell the staff. The other possibility is that maybe ISEDC has their wires crossed with this whole situation.

SOWNY » Ciao To CIAO?: Did GTA Radio Station Change Its Call Letters? » January 14, 2019 10:55 pm

Dan Sys
Replies: 30

Go to post

The ISEDC database shows the call letters as CHLO, as does the FCC data on the REC site:
https://fccdata.org/?lang=en&facid=106051

The CIAO calls are now listed as being available for use on the ISEDC website:
https://sms-sgs.ic.gc.ca/sippGeneral/callSignList?execution=e1s1&lang=en_CA

Why the station is still using the CIAO calls is beyond me.

SOWNY » HD Radio In Toronto » January 12, 2019 5:58 pm

Dan Sys
Replies: 63

Go to post

CIRV 88.9, CIUT 89.5, and CFXJ 93.5 have been granted HD channels as well. Anyone know what the plans are for these new HD stations?

SOWNY » 106.5 ELMNT FM Toronto launch » October 12, 2018 9:08 am

Dan Sys
Replies: 31

Go to post

CFPT - 106.5 - Toronto - 2.600 watts
CFPO - 95.7 - Ottawa - 9,100 watts

Both stations have also been approved to operate HD channels.
 

SOWNY » Has Anyone Here Actually Tried A Ccrane Radio? » October 5, 2018 8:49 pm

Dan Sys
Replies: 18

Go to post

The FM antenna was substandard on my C Crane. It snapped off after only a few months of normal use. My letters and messages of complaint about the matter were ignored by the staff at C Crane. In comparison the antenna on my trusty old GE Superadio II is still holding out after a good 30 years of normal use.

SOWNY » Friday Flashback: “Sticker” Shock » August 31, 2018 9:24 am

Dan Sys
Replies: 4

Go to post

Barilko05 is indeed correct. Your Z 95.3 sticker is from CKZZ 95.3 Vancouver (circa mid-90's).

The PNE in Vancouver has also had that "no sticker" policy for a number of years now.  

SOWNY » Whatever Happened To Canadian TV Call Letters? » January 18, 2018 2:13 am

Dan Sys
Replies: 13

Go to post

Radioactive said:
"Isn’t there any federal law that requires these stations to publicly identify themselves at least once in 24 hours? If not, when and why did that change?"

It hasn;t changed, but usually ISEDC will look the other way when it comes to legal ID's on TV stations (or on CBC radio for that matter). Much more strict for private radio with a legal ID required once an hour, but ISEDC will just give violators a slap on the wrist as opposed to south of the border where the FCC routinely issues fines to legal ID offenders.

SOWNY » It’s Z103.5 in Orangeville. You Hear Me??? It’s ORANGEVILLE!!! » December 21, 2017 7:27 pm

Dan Sys
Replies: 29

Go to post

 A similar scenario happened a decade ago with Rogers CKCL 107.5 Chilliwack, CKCL-1 92.5 Abbotsford, & CKCL-2 104.9 Vancouver (now CKKS, CKKS-1, CKKS-2......KISS FM). The ruling was a little more strict as they were required to give out their legal ID every 30 minutes.
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2007/db2007-148.htm

SOWNY » montreal pop/rock radio beginnings » December 6, 2017 5:00 pm

Dan Sys
Replies: 6

Go to post

CKWX 1130 Vancouver was Top 40 from 1958 to 1962.

SOWNY » New Aurora FM Station Gets Call Letters, Location » July 24, 2015 2:54 pm

Dan Sys
Replies: 4

Go to post

Radioactive: I cannot find any records of an application, let alone approval for CHRA 101.5 on the CRTC site. Where did you see this?

Board footera