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CKXU Gets Approved for FM Signal Increase!

 

CKXU Gets Approved for FM Signal Increase!

(2017/12/19)

Aaron Trozzo here, CKXU’s Station Manager / Executive Director. Here’s a PSA! (That’s a fancy media people acronym for a “Public Service Announcement”.)

 
We here at CKXU HQs have been getting some questions about the status of our signal increase project! First off, we’d like to sincerely thank all of the volunteers, members, and other general supporters who donated their time and hard-earned dollars to this organization over the years. Together, we’ve raised almost $60K towards this signal increase project. Unbelievable.
 
Let’s paint a picture of the status of the project!
 
The CRTC’s technical amendment application process took a lot of time and attention to important details. For example; we had to scout a new FM transmission site; identify all technical bits to facilitate the upgrade; have broadcast contour maps drawn up; develop target population and listenership counts; and fundraise like crazy! SO!
As of October 2017, our technical amendment application was APPROVED by the CRTC. We’ve successfully amended the status of our current FM broadcast licence. Great! Now what?
 
Well, long story short we build! All that hard work planning the project now goes to good use. We’ll get our professional labor all on a proper timeline and we can start putting shovels in the ground. This will happen over the course of 2018. So stay tuned! And once we flip that 3000W switch, know that we couldn’t have done it without you.
 
If you have any further questions about the status of this project, feel free to email me at [email protected], or call my direct line at 1-403-329-5189 ext 4!
 
Thanks!
*below – You can see the current broadcast reach in red, and the recently approved broadcast reach in black! FUN!

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