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Vegreville Gets Its First Radio Station on January 4, 2016: CKVG aka Country 106.5 FM

CKVG Radio VegrevilleCKVG-FM (C-106.5 Country) is an English language commercial radio station which broadcast a country music format on the frequency of 106.5 FM in Vegreville, Alberta. The station’s owner, CAB-K Broadcasting Ltd., received approval to operate the new station from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on February 20, 2014. It began testing on December 6, 2015 and launched on January 4, 2016. The station plans to provide 126 hours of local programming each week. 

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CRTC Calls for Applications for New Edmonton Radio Station Targeting Ethnic Communities

Radio DialThe CRTC has issued a call for applications for new commercial radio stations with a preliminary view that the market would be best served by proposals targeting ethnic communities. The Commission announced that it had received applications by VMS Media Group Ltd., Neeti P. Ray, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, Antoine Karam, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated and South Fraser Broadcasting for broadcasting licences to operate commercial ethnic radio stations to serve Edmonton.

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Christian Radio Stations Broadcasting in Alberta

Christian-Radio-StationsAlberta boasts a number of radio stations that play predominantly Christian music: CIAM based out of Vermilion, CIHS in Wetaskiwin, CJCA and CJRY in Edmonton, CJLI and CJSI in Calgary, CJLT in Medicine Hat, CJGY in Grande Prairie, CKOS in Fort McMurray, and CKRD in Red Deer. Touch Canada Broadcasting, the largest operator of Christian radio stations in Alberta, launched the newest Christian station in Alberta on June 2015 with CJLI branded The Light broadcasting on 700 AM in Calgary.

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CRTC to Announce the Winner of the Licence for the First Radio Station in Sylvan Lake on November 12

CRTCTwo broadcasters will soon know the fate of their applications for the first radio licence in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. An application submitted by Lethbridge-based Clear Sky Radio proposes a modern rock FM radio station while Altona, Manitoba-based Golden West Broadcasting proposes a Country FM station. Both proposals promise a considerable amount of local news and community information. 

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CBC Edmonton Moves Towards Integrated Four-Platform News Coverage

CBC-EdmontonAs of September 28, you can now watch Edmonton AM on CBC TV Edmonton from 6 to 7 am every weekday. The radio studio now has  video cameras to broadcast the popular morning current affairs program and its host, Mark Connelly, along with his in-studio guests on CBC TV in Edmonton. On radio, Edmonton AM continues to run from 5:30 am to 8:30 am on weekdays.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)