Golden West Broadcasting

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For the old Golden West Broadcasters broadcasting company in the US, see KTLA.

Golden West Broadcasting is a Canadian radio broadcasting company based in Altona, Manitoba, Canada. It currently owns and operates a number of radio stations in the prairie provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

Through its Golden West Media division, the company also supplies broadcast equipment sales and technical services as well as sound system consultation and installation.

Radio stations[edit]

City/Town Call Sign Frequency Format
Airdrie, Alberta CFIT-FM 106.1 FM hot adult contemporary
Altona, Manitoba CFAM AM 950 easy listening
Boissevain, Manitoba CJRB AM 1220 easy listening
Drumheller, Alberta CHOO-FM FM 99.5 adult contemporary
Estevan, Saskatchewan CJSL AM 1280 country music
CHSN-FM FM 102.3 soft adult contemporary
CKSE-FM FM 106.1 mainstream rock
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta CKFT-FM 107.9 FM classic hits
High River/Okotoks, Alberta CHRB AM 1140 community radio
CFXO-FM FM 99.7 country music
CKUV-FM FM 100.9 classic hits
Humboldt, Saskatchewan CHBO-FM FM 107.5 adult hits
Kenora/Vermilion Bay, Ontario CKQV-FM FM 104.5 contemporary hit radio
Kindersley, Saskatchewan CFYM AM 1210 classic hits
CKVX-FM FM 104.9 adult contemporary music
Lethbridge, Alberta CKVN-FM FM 98.1 Contemporary Christian music
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan CHAB AM 800 oldies
CILG-FM FM 100.7 country music
CJAW-FM FM 103.9 adult contemporary music
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba CFRY AM 920
FM 93.1
country music
CFRY-FM FM 93.1 classic rock (future)
CJPG-FM FM 96.5 classic hits
Rosetown, Saskatchewan CJYM AM 1330 classic hits
Shaunavon, Saskatchewan CJSN AM 1490 country music
Steinbach, Manitoba CHSM AM 1250 easy listening
CILT-FM FM 96.7 hot adult contemporary
CJXR-FM FM 107.7 country music
Swift Current, Saskatchewan CKSW AM 570 country music
CIMG-FM FM 94.1 classic hits
CKFI-FM FM 97.1 contemporary hit radio
Weyburn, Saskatchewan CFSL AM 1190 country music
CKRC-FM FM 103.5 adult contemporary music
CHWY-FM[1][2] FM 106.7 Mainstream rock
Winkler/Morden, Manitoba CKMW-FM FM 88.9 country music
CJEL-FM FM 93.5 adult contemporary music
Winnipeg, Manitoba CHVN-FM FM 95.1 Contemporary Christian music
CKCL-FM FM 107.1 Classical and Jazz

Other operations[edit]

On October 28, 2004, Canadian Satellite Radio announced a partnership with both Golden West Broadcasting and Rawlco Communications that would give the two broadcasting companies the option to acquire an ownership interest in CSR should its satellite radio application be approved by the CRTC.

In a press release for the announcement, Elmer Hildebrand, CEO of Golden West Broadcasting, stated:

"Satellite radio has the potential to deliver enormous positive impact to Canadians at all levels of this industry - musicians, artists, and listeners alike. I am happy to participate in this application which I believe will have a positive impact on commercial radio, and given this technological development, it is important to license and regulate it in Canada expeditiously." [3]

CSR's application and two others were approved on June 16, 2005; CSR's service, XM Radio Canada, launched on December 1, 2005.

Additionally, Hildebrand owns three radio stations in the city of Saskatoon through Saskatoon Media Group—which are separate from Golden West.[4]

Issues[edit]

The change of CKMW's frequency to FM has sparked much debate among the older population.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-595 (item #14)
  2. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-105
  3. ^ "CANADIAN SATELLITE RADIO". Canadian Satellite Radio. Archived from the original on 2006-02-07. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Internet jazz station launches today". The StarPhoenix. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "CKMW Changes to FM". Pembina Valley News Corp. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 

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