|Founded||Toronto, Ontario (1984)|
|Bill Evanov President/ CEO
Paul Evanov VP
Evanov Communications, formerly Evanov Radio Group, is a Canadian radio broadcasting company.
Evanov Communications currently owns and operates a number of radio stations.
- Brampton - CIAO
- Brantford - CKPC, CKPC-FM
- Clarence-Rockland - CHRC-FM
- Hawkesbury - CKHK-FM
- Newmarket - CKDX-FM
- Meaford - CJGB-FM
- Orangeville - CIDC-FM
- Ottawa - CJWL-FM
- Toronto - CIRR-FM
Evanov actively seeks new markets across Canada to establish radio properties for underserved demographics.
On March 16, 2011, Dufferin Communication, a licensee owned by Evanov, applied to operate a new FM radio station in Muskoka Lakes, Ontario. The CRTC denied Evanov's application on September 27, 2011. If the application was approved, the new station would operate a new adult contemporary format on the frequency 104.7 MHz.
Dufferin was also one of the applicants for the 690 kHz frequency in Montreal previously occupied by CINF, with plans to launch a French-language radio station geared towards Montreal's LGBT community. On November 21, 2011, Dufferin was awarded the 990 kHz frequency instead, which became vacant after Bell Media's CKGM relocated to 690. Following that station's relocation, the 990 frequency received the callsign CHRF. Evanov filed a request with the CRTC in July 2013 to sign on CHRF instead on 980 kHz and to delay start-up until 2014, due to forecasted reception problems with the 990 signal. CHRF began testing on 980 in November 2014, with the intent on a formal launch in January 2015.
In May 2011, Newcap Radio announced that it was selling its two stations in Winnipeg, CKJS and CHNK-FM, to Evanov; the sale was approved on October 24, 2011. On November 26, 2011 CFJL-FM became CHWE-FM and CHNK-FM became CFJL-FM.
On January 20, 2012, Evanov announced that Dufferin applied with the CRTC to establish a new Soft AC station in Hudson, Quebec, a western suburb of Montreal; the new station would broadcast at 106.7 MHz at 500 watts at 94 metres HAAT. The frequency choice, however, would have conflicted with CKDG-FM's plans to relocate to 106.7, the frequency previously used by an Aboriginal Voices repeater in Montreal; however, on February 6, 2012, CKDG notified the CRTC that they had withdrawn its application for the frequency change, though it was unknown whether or not Evanov's application for the new station had to do with its decision. The new station would receive the callsign CHSV-FM in February 2013. Testing of its signal began on November 4, 2014, though an actual, launch date has yet to be determined.
On April 10, 2012, Evanov announced that Dufferin applied with the CRTC to establish a new adult contemporary station in Clarence-Rockland, Ontario. The CRTC approved Evanov's application on February 25, 2013 and the new station will operate at 92.5 MHz. The new station would receive the call sign CHRC-FM in June 2013.
On July 12, 2013, Evanov announced that Dufferin applied with the CRTC to establish a new adult contemporary station in Meaford, Ontario at 99.3 MHz. That application was approved on January 22, 2014.
On November 18, 2014, it was announced that Evanov would be acquiring CFMB Montreal from CFMB Limited, pending CRTC approval. In addition to establishing a cluster with CHRF and (to a lesser degree) CHSV-FM, the sale will also reunite CFMB with CKJS Winnipeg; both stations were founded by Casimir Stanczykowski.
- CRTC Decision for New Halifax FM
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-622
- Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-571, September 7, 2011.
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-721, November 21, 2011.
- Fagstein: "Radio Fierté requests frequency change, one-year extension to launch", July 25, 2013.
- Fagstein: "Radio Fierté begins testing on 980 AM", October 27, 2014.
- Newfoundland Capital press release, via Canadian Newswire: "NEWCAP to Sell Winnipeg Radio Stations", May 19, 2010.
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-661
- Canadian Radio News at Facebook, January 20, 2012.
- Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2012-29, January 20, 2012.
- Canadian Radio News at Facebook, February 6, 2012.
- Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-271-1, February 6, 2012.
- Fagstein: "Hudson radio station The Jewel 106.7 begins testing", November 11, 2014.
- Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2012-212, CRTC, April 10, 2012
- Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2013-335, CRTC, July 12, 2013
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-16, English-language FM radio station in Meaford, CRTC, January 22, 2014
- Faguy, Steve (November 18, 2014). "Multilingual radio station CFMB agrees to sale to Evanov Radio". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-2, English-language FM radio station in Brechin and the Township of Ramara, CRTC, January 7, 2015.