Alberta media newsCBC TV Edmonton is again expanding their news and information services with “Edmonton Time” a new one-hour magazine style show set to launch on Saturday October 12th at 6:00 am and replay on 11:00 am Sundays and Mondays. This announcement follows the expansion of their Sunday TV newscast to 30 minutes beginning Sunday, September 1st.

At CTV2, Alberta Primetime is now broadcast at 6:00 pm (not 7 pm as before) and repeats at 11:00 pm.

In July, Newcap Broadcasting sold its Fort McMurray radio station K-Rock 100.5 to Harvard Broadcasting who also operates Mix 103.7 FM in Fort McMurray, pending CRTC approval.

This was a unique situation in a market where two stand-alone stations were up against a competitor [Rogers] with two FMs,” wrote Rob Steele, president and CEO of Newcap. “It made sense for one of us to acquire the other to make the market a level playing field.

Touch Broadcasting sold its half interest in Grande Prairie’s Shine FM (CJGY) to the owner of the other half, Peter Teichroeb. The station remains much the same, but Reach FM is the new name as Touch owns the Shine brand. Teichroeb owns Happy Trails RV in Grande Prairie, the largest Jayco dealer in North America. Check out their new website at www.reachfm.ca.

On August 2, Sun Media ceased publishing 24 Hours, its commuter paper in Edmonton, Calgary and Ottawa. They plan on continuing to publish 24 Hours in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.

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