CFGM-FM

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CFGM-FM was a Canadian radio station, which aired at 102.7 MHz (FM) in Caledon, Ontario. Originally licensed in 2007 to broadcast a tourist information format, it expanded into a commercial adult contemporary music station in 2009, but was discontinued in 2015 when its owner merged its operations with nearby sister station CJFB-FM.

History

In 2007, Rick Sargent submitted two applications to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission for low-power stations in Caledon and Bolton; the Bolton station, CJFB-FM, would offer a music format, while the Caledon station, CFGM-FM, would broadcast tourist information. Both licenses were approved on October 15, 2007.[1] After just a few months in operation, however, Sargent applied to convert CFGM-FM into a rebroadcaster of CJFB-FM. That application was denied on July 31, 2008.[2]

On January 29, 2009, Sargent applied for a licence to convert CFGM into a music station, which would offer an adult contemporary format.[3] The station received CRTC approval on June 17, 2009.[4] In August 2009, the station was rebranded as The View.

On March 14, 2012, the CRTC approved an application by Haliburton Broadcasting Group to acquire the stations.[5] On April 23, 2012 Vista Broadcast Group, which owns a number of radio stations in western Canada, announced a deal to acquire Haliburton Broadcasting, in cooperation with Westerkirk Capital.[6] The transaction was approved by the CRTC on October 19, 2012.[7]

On May 4, 2015, Vista received approval from the CRTC to change the frequency of CJFB-FM from 105.5 to 102.7 MHz, along with an adjustment of authorized contours and transmitter power.[8] As an adjunct to that station's changes, Vista submitted a separate application to revoke the licence for CFGM-FM.

Notes

CFGM was a former call sign of a radio station in Toronto, which is known today as CFMJ.

References

  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-371
  2. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-152. CRTC, July 31, 2008.
  3. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2009-36
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-357
  5. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-148: CJFB-FM Bolton and CFGM-FM Caledon – Acquisition of assets. CRTC, March 14, 2012.
  6. ^ "Westerkirk Capital Acquires Vista and Haliburton Broadcast Groups". Broadcaster, April 26, 2012.
  7. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-577: Various radio programming undertakings – Acquisition of assets. CRTC, October 19, 2012
  8. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-174: CJFB-FM Bolton - Licence amendment and technical changes. CRTC, May 4, 2015

External links

Coordinates: 43°52′23″N 79°43′50″W / 43.87302°N 79.73058°W / 43.87302; -79.73058

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