Re: Fw: [NRC-AM] CKGM 990 AM testing this morning on 690 kHz
On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 7:39 PM, Phil Bytheway <phil_tekno@...> wrote:
Interesting. When I was a kid, CKGM was on 980 kHz and CBC's CBM was
on 940 kHz and, unless I'm mistaken, CBF (Radio Canada, the
French-language CBC) was on 690 kHz.
This is all in Montreal, BTW. :-)
But CKGM, which was most definitely a Top 40 station back in the day,
has been on 990 for years and all-sports. Might even have had a
different call for a while. CBC has abandoned AM for the most part,
and I knew 940 was dark so it makes sense that 690 was dark, too.
Seems to me I heard that they'd moved to 990 for pattern and/or power
reasons. I gather that 690 lets them run more power and/or have a
Montreal's AM dial sure has changed. Let's see, hen I was a kid ...
CFCF/600 and CBF/690 and are both gone, CKAC/730 and CJAD/800 are
still there, CBM/940 is gone, CKGM was 980 and is now 990, CJMS was
1280 and don't know it's status, and CFOX, later CKO (where I worked
for a time) was at 1470 and *it's* gone. There were a couple other
French-language stations, too.
So different now.
OK, I'm done. :-)
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