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SOWNY » OTA. CTV changes » October 21, 2020 6:27 pm

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I just saw a notice during the news that CTV Barrie will be moving to RF 9 on October 30th. Also from digital home NippissingOTA saw a notice that on the same day, CKNY will convert to digital

SOWNY » 93.7 K-Country Georgina on-air » October 20, 2020 9:55 am

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CKOL and Buffalo only. I cannot believe I cannot hear a trace of it. But the antenna is only 200' up, if that

SOWNY » 93.7 K-Country Georgina on-air » October 20, 2020 6:11 am

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No sign of it in Peterborough which I find odd

SOWNY » Two analog OTA TV transmitters disappears (October 9, 2020) » October 10, 2020 6:58 am

andysradio
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Well RA, since you asked... Concerning Ontario:
CHCH in North Bay, Sudbury, Timmins and SSM. CTV in the same 4 cities plus Kapuskasing and Kearns/Kirkland Lake - the later of which is scheduled to shut down a year from now. It is a full powered [325kW] ch. 11. Also Pembroke's CHRO is still on the air on out-of-band ch. 5
 

SOWNY » A Broadcasting Weather Pet Peeve Strikes Again » October 7, 2020 8:21 pm

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What ticks me off is when they say rain is a risk?!!?!  Or because it is going to rain, that makes it a bad day. We should be pretty thankful for rain here. Look at other nearby places on earth.

SOWNY » FCC In U.S. Ready To Go Whole Hog On AM Digital » October 7, 2020 10:18 am

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If they wanted to do something productive, turn off all the AM's that also have similar coverage on FM, thereby creating less interference to other AMs. Heck, many stations down there don't even acknowledge they have an AM frequency!

SOWNY » FCC In U.S. Ready To Go Whole Hog On AM Digital » October 7, 2020 10:00 am

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It will not work. It will just disenchant current listeners. Propagation will also not aid a digital station.I read a story about a AM station down there that flipped to all digital. Listeners thought it went off air and moved to listen to their FM repeater. They have since returned the AM station to pure analog

SOWNY » SOWNY Topic #5,000: New Host for Ontario Morning » September 21, 2020 10:23 am

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Julianne Hazlewood is the new host for Ontario Morning replacing Whe Chen while she is away for a year. 
https://www.cbc.ca/news/julianne-hazlewood-1.2986768

SOWNY » GOOD Canadian TV shows? » September 20, 2020 7:20 pm

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Those nominated above, how many are CBC shows vs...

SOWNY » GOOD Canadian TV shows? » September 20, 2020 7:08 pm

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To the Wild County - with Janet and John Foster. I wish the would release the series on DVD.
Mr Dressup
The Friendly Giant
The Tommy Hunter Show

SOWNY » 100.1 Listowel on-air » September 13, 2020 12:56 pm

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Saul wrote:

Haven't heard new 93.7 country station in Georgina yet

https://www.facebook.com/K-Country-937FM-345463746229976/
Two more weeks Saul. Thanks for the tip

SOWNY » Brantford's big flip happens this week » September 8, 2020 3:49 am

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JasonY wrote:

On Jewel 92.1 HD you can find both stations on HD2 & HD3

 
Which is on which? Did they remove Z103.5?

SOWNY » Brantford's big flip happens this week » September 4, 2020 4:27 pm

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I found the web site for the new FM:
https://hotcountry939.com/

Would have been nice if they had of put a re-direct from the old 1380 site
 

SOWNY » Brantford's big flip happens this week » August 29, 2020 9:55 am

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On Monday [Aug. 31] Arise Brantford moves to 1380 AM.
http://arisebrantford.com/
Next Friday sees [or should I say, we'll hear] the debut of Hot Country 93.9, with 3000 Watts
https://am1380.ca/

SOWNY » New Retro on CHCH » August 24, 2020 9:12 am

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Excellent comments Mr. Paterson. Thank you CHCH! One of the highlights of my [and my sisters] day during these times is Cheers at 5. The series is almost at an end. I hope CHCH, will restart it. 
Norm!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuId9ilQtYk

SOWNY » Been Losing Buffalo Stations OTA? This Could Be Why » August 7, 2020 9:38 am

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RA have you tried using your antenna without an amp?

SOWNY » Been Losing Buffalo Stations OTA? This Could Be Why » August 7, 2020 7:11 am

andysradio
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RA, I think as someone else mentioned, your issue, is overload. I in Peterborough am getting WYNO/WIVB no problem. You have to much signal touching your antenna

SOWNY » Last of the TV repack for Ontario » July 29, 2020 11:09 am

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Bell is moving two stations in Ottawa and the CTV2 repeater in Font Hill on Aug. 5. TVA Gatineau will change as well. 
https://www.ctv.ca/HELP/Over-The-Air-Transmitter-Channel-Changes


I don't think you will see any other TV changes in Ontario. Sorry Northerners

SOWNY » Where Did Global Go » July 8, 2020 7:19 am

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So re the repack, by my knowledge Southern Ontario is done except for CHRO in Ottawa, CHOT in Gatineau and CFVP Fonthill. All 3 still have yet to move. I don't think we will see other 'inland' stations move eg. Barrie, Owen Sound, Muskoka etc. I don't foresee Bell digitizing their stations up north either. 

SOWNY » City TV Airing Warnings About Frequency Change For OTA Viewers » May 17, 2020 4:53 pm

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I doubt you will see CKVR move. Why bother? Just like CKWS was suppose to move to 13 and didn’t.
As for City, when they move, we will likely see the other 3 [OMNI 1&2, Global] change on the same night as well. They are all connecting into a master antenna.

SOWNY » Are You Sick Of All The Live COVID-19 Press Conferences On TV & Radio? » April 29, 2020 6:23 am

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I normally listen to about 5 different radio newscasts every morning then I have to turn them off and put it aside. So I turn on the TV in the background. CHCH runs old shows all day long. One of my favs is Hogan's Heroes. Then guess who comes on and interrupts it.

SOWNY » TVO Gets Channel Change & Power Reduction Despite Interference Fears » April 18, 2020 6:47 am

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Slight correction RA. They were on channel 32 [originally ch. 59]. Now they are temporally on 28 which was suppose to be their new home. To stay on 28, they found they would have to change the antenna [again] on the CBC tower.
Now they are moving to 34 but with a 1000 watts, I wonder why bother.
But you are correct. They will interfere with WKBD in the local area.

SOWNY » New to air - 102.7 Moose FM » April 14, 2020 9:50 am

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I know for fact that the 50 watt signal could *just* be heard at 9 and 400 mixing with East FM. If it was the new 1000 transmitter, it would be full quieting.

SOWNY » New to air - 102.7 Moose FM » April 14, 2020 8:16 am

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Saul, they were always on 102.7 at 50 watts and 105.5. You could only 105.5 right downtown Bolton otherwise it was Vibe 105.
So back to 102.7, it was on a tower close to hwy. 9 and is suppose to move to a cell tower just south Bolton. 
Did it sound like a 1000 watts?

SOWNY » Having Trouble With WNED & WKBW OTA In The GTA? This May Be Why » February 26, 2020 4:00 pm

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Rogers got permission to put City on ch. 18 with higher power. OMNI1 will be on ch. 30.
Also noted today on their web site is WNYO ch. 49;also moving on the 13th.
http://mytvbuffalo.com/

SOWNY » Beautiful Music » February 19, 2020 11:42 am

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I would like to see this format to return somewhere. Always listened to CKQT, CHAY and WJYE.  Also listened to 98 WPXY Rochester before it flipped to pop. The Rochester station on 101.3 was beautiful music to, but I could not pull it in because of 101.5 Peterborough.
Before they flipped to Oldies, CKEY was pretty good too.
CFOS plays some nice music in the evenings but by then, they are only at 1000 watts.

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