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August 14, 2020 8:41 am  #1


Bid to Take Over License of CKOO-FM

Kelowna's Soft 103.9 CKOO FM may rise from the COVID rubble with a bid to reopen the station.  More in this article from Broadcast Dialogue...
https://broadcastdialogue.com/paul-larsens-radius-holdings-makes-bid-for-kelownas-ckoo-fm/

 

August 14, 2020 9:04 am  #2


Re: Bid to Take Over License of CKOO-FM

Colour me pleasantly surprised, I guess.

The Kelowna market, on average, operates at a significant loss, and that 's pre-COVID. (https://applications.crtc.gc.ca/OpenData/CASP/Financial%20Broadcasting%20Summaries/Books%202019/2019%20Broadcasting%20Statistical%20and%20Financial%20Summaries%20-%20Radio/English/2019%20Radio_Statistical%20and%20Financial%20Summaries.pdf?_ga=2.114220807.1074722543.1597413550-297530979.1587509289) page 30.

The market has too many stations, and 103.9 is at a further disadvantage being a stand-alone. Vista bailed, Castanet bailed. Paul's got radio in his blood and a ton of experience, but the deck is extremely stacked against him here.


 
 

November 27, 2020 1:24 pm  #3


Re: Bid to Take Over License of CKOO-FM

Looks like the application for the recently closed CKOO radio in Kelowna BC has been approved.  CKOO was the first and one of only a few radio stations in Canada to close so far because of the impact on advertising from COVID-19.
https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2020/2020-383.htm

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