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Sat Sep 29 8:35 pm  #31


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

i thought winamp was shut down years ago?  i mean, i still use it on my computer, but there haven't been updates or new features for a long time.

 

Sat Sep 29 9:27 pm  #32


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

RadioPaulPAThanks for the tip on the web site I found it and it does have a live stream. I was curious to listen b/c of the music. Feed seems to be mono. I recently posted recordings from the 1050 CHUM internet stream from 2009 and I was sure that internet stream was in stereo but they were in mono on the days I made the recordings. I enjoy the old music in stereo.

Audio quality not great for music on their current feed and nor was the music. I lasted about 10 mintes and am out now.

https://sauga960am.ca/
 

Last edited by Fitz (Sat Sep 29 9:37 pm)


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Sun Sep 30 10:00 am  #33


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

Waits for someone to get my ".. but the Sauga 960 format doesnt whip the llamas ass".. joke lol

@Fitz.. glad to help    IT looks like CKNT should possibly produce a respectable signal here for what they are .. so I'll make some recordings from time to time.   1410 is empty here otherwise, 1400 and 1420 have semi locals..... 1400 is 1kw from about 10 miles away but its down in a valley.  1420 is 5kw from 25 miles away down in a valley.. so 1410 is nice and empty here. 

 

Sun Sep 30 11:57 am  #34


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

RadioPaulPA wrote:

Waits for someone to get my ".. but the Sauga 960 format doesnt whip the llamas ass".. joke lol

@Fitz.. glad to help    IT looks like CKNT should possibly produce a respectable signal here for what they are .. so I'll make some recordings from time to time.   1410 is empty here otherwise, 1400 and 1420 have semi locals..... 1400 is 1kw from about 10 miles away but its down in a valley.  1420 is 5kw from 25 miles away down in a valley.. so 1410 is nice and empty here. 

winamp

 

Sun Sep 30 12:56 pm  #35


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

I'm finding it very hard to maintain interest in AM 960. They are covering a hockey game but do they really need a tin can over their mouth when they talk? lol

 

Sun Sep 30 2:31 pm  #36


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RadioPaulPA wrote:

I don't think the Sauga 960 format whips the llama's ass though.

Rock over London. Rock on Chicago...

 

 

Sun Sep 30 9:40 pm  #37


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

Here's a bit more of CKNT from 717pm on Sunday September 30th as heard 162.64 miles/261.74km away in Ridgway, PA

I'll post some clips from time to time when I get something good out of CKNT. 

Audio:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yeprCCqhkhmSzzkczzhLEHWCXGbCoHoz/view?usp=sharing

Last edited by RadioPaulPA (Sun Sep 30 9:40 pm)

 

Mon Oct 1 11:38 am  #38


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

You would atleast think Spotify or something...

 

Mon Oct 1 11:50 am  #39


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RadioPaulPA wrote:

Here's a bit more of CKNT from 717pm on Sunday September 30th as heard 162.64 miles/261.74km away in Ridgway, PA

I'll post some clips from time to time when I get something good out of CKNT. 

Audio:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yeprCCqhkhmSzzkczzhLEHWCXGbCoHoz/view?usp=sharing

You're definitely in DXer's paradise Paul. The noise floor is almost non-existent. You've also got the elevation for some of those nice FM catches that you shared earlier this year.

Last edited by Tim Brown 2016 (Mon Oct 1 11:51 am)

 

Mon Oct 1 12:06 pm  #40


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

Tim Brown 2016 wrote:

RadioPaulPA wrote:

Here's a bit more of CKNT from 717pm on Sunday September 30th as heard 162.64 miles/261.74km away in Ridgway, PA

I'll post some clips from time to time when I get something good out of CKNT. 

Audio:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yeprCCqhkhmSzzkczzhLEHWCXGbCoHoz/view?usp=sharing

You're definitely in DXer's paradise Paul. The noise floor is almost non-existent. You've also got the elevation for some of those nice FM catches that you shared earlier this year.

The noise floor is well hidden.. i sit in the woods near a walking path behind my house.   My radio is not made really for AM, but more for SW.. if i had a radio designed for AM.. it'd be even better.

 

Mon Oct 1 10:57 pm  #41


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

I came across this site while searching for info on sauga 960am. After a phone call, I think I have answers for some of you. Turns out, even though it was bought 7 years ago by Elliott Kerr, he didn't have time to put something together. He ended up finding co-owners this past year and they actually run the station.

From my understanding, after listening to the online stream, they do hourly news updates 12pm-7pm and every half hour after 4pm. There's an evening drive show from 4-7. The guy is really awkward but the female, I believe, is the new co-owner's daughter. There will be a morning show starting in mid October and there's a 7pm-10pm show with a political/issue tackling guy. He's... interesting.
Being owned by the Steelheads owner, expect lots of coverage and game broadcasts on weekends.

Looks like there's actually two studios running it, as I've seen from a live feed on Facebook. They're using SAM at the one with the morning and 7pm show I think, not Winamp. There seems to be a wide range of music genres and pre-taped shows in between.

Hope this info helps.

 

Mon Oct 15 8:42 pm  #42


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

Here's a bit of CKNT 960 as heard on October 15, 2018 in Ridgway, Pennsylvania about 150-160 miles away from the transmitter.

Here they are at 915am with the bumper music going into a break and a commercial:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ok6KX9K49Ar6b87YyMyJhVm0M9M92Yxr/view?usp=sharing

Here at 919am, is an ad for a mayor, leading back into the talk program:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lGIkBFJyrnVAwCYyEdYVR67TXcXfR1nF/view?usp=sharing

Tecsun PL880, 300 foot longwire and signal preamp.

 

Tue Oct 16 5:16 pm  #43


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

Waves wrote:

I came across this site while searching for info on sauga 960am. After a phone call, I think I have answers for some of you. Turns out, even though it was bought 7 years ago by Elliott Kerr, he didn't have time to put something together. He ended up finding co-owners this past year and they actually run the station.

From my understanding, after listening to the online stream, they do hourly news updates 12pm-7pm and every half hour after 4pm. There's an evening drive show from 4-7. The guy is really awkward but the female, I believe, is the new co-owner's daughter. There will be a morning show starting in mid October and there's a 7pm-10pm show with a political/issue tackling guy. He's... interesting.
Being owned by the Steelheads owner, expect lots of coverage and game broadcasts on weekends.

Looks like there's actually two studios running it, as I've seen from a live feed on Facebook. They're using SAM at the one with the morning and 7pm show I think, not Winamp. There seems to be a wide range of music genres and pre-taped shows in between.

Hope this info helps.

I always suspected financial issues contributed to the long delay from the granting of the license to the launch of the station.  So, I am not surprised to hear that the station has co-owners.
 

 

Tue Oct 16 5:45 pm  #44


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

When all is said and done, election time is absolutely the BEST time to finally be up and running.
Ad revenue should be good for the station, that is, if it is agreed that they have an actual audience for their talk programming...

 

Wed Oct 17 9:25 am  #45


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If there are new co-owners would they not have to apply to the CRTC especially if there was an effective change in control.  If true and the CRTC gets wind they could be gone before they really get going.

 

Wed Oct 17 1:45 pm  #46


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

This station wasnt even audible last night in Etobicoke...were talking the east side of the airport area.  There was another american station taking it completely over in/out fading. This is another issue of CKNT past 8pm.

 

Wed Oct 17 2:11 pm  #47


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

markow202 wrote:

This station wasnt even audible last night in Etobicoke...were talking the east side of the airport area.  There was another american station taking it completely over in/out fading. This is another issue of CKNT past 8pm.

I'm guessing it might have been WFIR Roanoke, Virginia, which is the station that usually comes in on that frequency in Toronto. I can get CKNT at night here in northern North York, but it's fading, not strong, and frankly, given their programming - why would I want to? 
 

 

Wed Oct 17 3:51 pm  #48


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RadioActive wrote:

   I can get CKNT at night here in northern North York, but it's fading, not strong, and frankly, given their programming - why would I want to? 

With [94 + 47] = 141 recent posts from Ridgway Penn. to Richmond Hill, ON, could it be that the medium is in fact the message? 
 

Last edited by geo (Wed Oct 17 4:01 pm)

 

Wed Oct 17 5:55 pm  #49


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

Here's a bit more of CKNT 960 as heard from Ridgway, Pennsylvania about 150-160 miles away from the transmitter, with a Tecsun PL880, 300 foot longwire and signal amplifier.

Wed Oct 17 

533pm, News report about an injury in a park:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1neWW4-31JWSrdw-3zndtxqXJa-AqV6Uy/view?usp=sharing

534pm, some community news into a commercial break:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/18ahNKWAEeRZu1BmqxRG5moR3as6AqgYG/view?usp=sharing

536pm, sports report:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LzpvMFrA8HyiqIz0HFsXsu2CxqVLCvbX/view?usp=sharing

549pm, talk during a local talk show:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JEmidOWcvngf9Mver9XGCbQxrLbMoRmZ/view?usp=sharing

 

Last edited by RadioPaulPA (Wed Oct 17 5:56 pm)

 

Wed Oct 17 6:03 pm  #50


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

RadioPaulPA wrote:

Here's a bit more of CKNT 960 as heard from Ridgway, Pennsylvania about 150-160 miles away from the transmitter, with a Tecsun PL880, 300 foot longwire and signal amplifier.

Wed Oct 17 

533pm, News report about an injury in a park:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1neWW4-31JWSrdw-3zndtxqXJa-AqV6Uy/view?usp=sharing

534pm, some community news into a commercial break:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/18ahNKWAEeRZu1BmqxRG5moR3as6AqgYG/view?usp=sharing

536pm, sports report:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LzpvMFrA8HyiqIz0HFsXsu2CxqVLCvbX/view?usp=sharing

549pm, talk during a local talk show:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JEmidOWcvngf9Mver9XGCbQxrLbMoRmZ/view?usp=sharing

 

Well clearly, it should be Penns960 and not Sauga.  Its barely audible here. 

 

Wed Oct 17 6:05 pm  #51


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

markow202 wrote:

RadioPaulPA wrote:

Here's a bit more of CKNT 960 as heard from Ridgway, Pennsylvania about 150-160 miles away from the transmitter, with a Tecsun PL880, 300 foot longwire and signal amplifier.

Wed Oct 17 

533pm, News report about an injury in a park:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1neWW4-31JWSrdw-3zndtxqXJa-AqV6Uy/view?usp=sharing

534pm, some community news into a commercial break:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/18ahNKWAEeRZu1BmqxRG5moR3as6AqgYG/view?usp=sharing

536pm, sports report:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LzpvMFrA8HyiqIz0HFsXsu2CxqVLCvbX/view?usp=sharing

549pm, talk during a local talk show:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JEmidOWcvngf9Mver9XGCbQxrLbMoRmZ/view?usp=sharing

 

Well clearly, it should be Penns960 and not Sauga.  Its barely audible here. 

It's usually only good for 30-60 seconds at a time with WKVX Wooster, OH, WATS Sayre, PA and WHYL Carlisle PA showing up too.
 

Last edited by RadioPaulPA (Wed Oct 17 6:06 pm)

 

Wed Oct 17 6:06 pm  #52


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Wed Oct 17 6:08 pm  #53


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markow202 wrote:

https://sauga960am.ca/

Well aware of the site, it was discussed in another CKNT thread.  I like to scan the dial for distant signals rather then listen online, sometimes. 

 

Wed Oct 17 8:53 pm  #54


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

markow202 wrote:

https://sauga960am.ca/

Just clicked on the site to see what's up and I heard some grunge and then My Sharona. In between the two tracks was an ad ( or PSA ?) for the electoral campaign of former Sowny member Bruce Marshall.

The highlight of the website and this is a direct quote, lets try and figure out what they are undergoing:

“Our Website is currently undergoing”
   
 

Last edited by Fitz (Wed Oct 17 8:55 pm)


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Wed Oct 17 9:10 pm  #55


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Well, I guess that's a lot better than "our website is currently going under."

If it continues as it is, I'm afraid the station might, too,

 

Thu Oct 18 2:48 am  #56


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I have mentioned repeatedly that with just 255 watts, the CKNT night-time and early morning signal would be weak because of the amount of interference you get in a highly urbanized area.  It would be a problem for early morning commuters if the station had a decent morning show.  Because I was criticized by one member for suggesting that 255 watts was not adequate, I am finding the reports on this thread of a poor night-time signal to be somewhat amusing.

 

Yesterday 8:29 pm  #57


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

Here's another short snippet of CKNT heard at 625pm Mon Oct 22nd in Ridgway, PA about 155 miles away

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yk05sD_KNW2S3IZibslwc6ikma7Dl-y1/view?usp=sharing


 

 

Yesterday 10:36 pm  #58


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

They play a lot of music as a Peel branded news and talk station. Hopefully, their talk programming will be a compelling reason to listen to 960 am in Mississauga. I cannot help but think the business plan for this station isn't viable in the longer term and this station will unceremoniously cease in the next 2 to 4 years. In the meantime, I'm enjoying their music but that won't pay the bills on the am dial. 

 

Today 11:56 am  #59


Re: CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!??

The fidelity for music listening is god-awful regardless of the genre played being good.  This goes for all AM stations.

 

Today 12:30 pm  #60


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Chuck99 wrote:

   I am finding the reports on this thread of a poor night-time signal to be somewhat amusing   

Hilarious