CKPC AM 1380 signs off the air


by Michelle Ruby

The Expositor

August 7, 2023

Evanov Communications, which has a building on West Street, shut down CKPC AM 1380 just after midnight on Friday. It will continue to operate its two FM stations. Expositor Staff jpg, BR, apsmc

Without any formal announcement broadcasting the shutdown, the Brantford radio station signed off just after midnight Friday, leaving just silence.

I stayed up in my pyjamas because I felt it was an historic event,” said Pete Byerlay, who began his 37-year career at CKPC AM in 1963. “They played O’Canada at midnight and that was it.”
It was a quiet end to a century of local radio broadcasting.In a social media posting, Evanov Communications announced its decision to shut down AM 1380.

“The broadcasting sector today is operating in a challenging environment, from which no broadcaster is immune,” said the post. “After careful consideration and evaluation of ECI’s current situation, local market conditions, and changes to the radio industry more broadly, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to streamline our Brantford operations and focus on our two commercial FM stations in the market.”

Read More HERE



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here