SE Mich/SW Ontario FM dial to get more crowded
Canada's CRTC has granted four applications for new FM stations in Windsor, one of which will be searching for a frequency. First off, the CBC will get simulcasters for its English language CBE AM 1550 (Radio One) on FM 102.3 with 690 watts of power along with French Language CBEF AM 540 (La Premiere Chaine) on FM 105.5 with 620 watts. The applications for these stations state problems for listeners in downtown Windsor having access to their respective AM signals, creating the desire for the FM repeaters.
Blackburn Radio will continue its expansion in southwest Ontario with a new station to be licensed to Windsor at FM 95.9. That station will feature a country format and operate with 3,550 watts. Blackburn recently added FM 92.7 in nearby Leamington to its roster of stations.
A competing application for an Aboriginal station on FM 95.9 was also granted, but the CRTC is making Neeti Ray find a new frequency for this operation.
Read the CRTC decisions here: