The CRTC has approved the CBC's application to move PREMIERE CHAINE affiliate CBEF-A/WINDSOR from 540 AM to 1550 AM, the former facility of English-language CBC RADIO 1 affiliate CBE-A (now on FM). CBEF will operate with 10,000 watts from MAIDSTONE, ON; it requested the move due to concern over rust problems at the 540 AM site that necessitated a C$600,000 expense to replace four towers and led the CBC to ask to move the station to CBE's old site and frequency instead. CBEF has also been approved for an FM transmitter at 98.3 FM in SARNIA, ON to fill in coverage that the area will lose when CBEF goes to 1550 AM.
Full story: CRTC OKs CBEF Move To 1550 AM (Tue, 10/16)
ARISTA NASHVILLE artist BRAD PAISLEY is known for his practical jokes and sense of humor. However, a wager that began five years ago with CBS RADIO Country WYCD/ DETROIT morning show co-host STEVE GRUNWALD, has now affected an entire tribe in KENYA, AFRICA -- in a positive way.
Full story: WYCD's Steve Grunwald Delivers Cow That Brad Paisley Purchased For African Tribe (Tue, 10/16)
Condolences to the family and friends of FEDERATED MEDIA Rock WRBR/SOUTH BEND night slammer REVEREND RYNO (of The Church Of Rock), who died this morning at the age of 31 of a heart attack and stroke.
Full story: WRBR's Reverend Ryno Dead At 31 (Tue, 10/16)