CRTC: 104.9 Must Continue to Programme for/from Chilliwack (yeah, sure!)

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CKKS MUST RETAIN ITS ORIGINATING STATION STATUS IN CHILLIWACK     July 6, 2020

An application to the CRTC by Rogers to move the originating station status from CKKS 107.5 in Chilliwack to CKKS-2 104.9 in Vancouver has been rejected even though programming for the station has technically originated in Vancouver for the past 20 years.

It was an odd situation with the CRTC considering it as a new station application for Vancouver rather than simply reassigning the status of a rebroadcaster. A market capacity study was then launched. Bell, Corus, and Stingray filed a joint intervention opposing the application and the CRTC recognized their arguments. They have ruled that the Vancmy cannot support another radio station.

Programming for KISS RADIO will continue to originate from CKKS-2 104.9 in Vancouver even though the station is technically considered a rebroadcaster.

CKKS-2 in Vancouver operates with 31,000 watts while the “so called” originating station CKKS 107.5 in Chilliwack only operates with 640 watts. Go figure.

Thanks to Canadian Rado News for this analysis.

CRTC DECISION:
https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2020/2020-216.htm

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