CHUC-FM

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CHUC-FM
City Cobourg, Ontario
Branding Classic Rock 107.9
Frequency 107.9 MHz (FM)
First air date 1957 (AM)
2006 (FM)
Format Classic rock
ERP 20 kWs peak
HAAT 215.5 meters (707 ft)
Class B
Owner My Broadcasting Corporation)[1]
Sister stations CKSG-FM, CJWV-FM, CJMB-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website classicrock1079.ca

CHUC-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 107.9 FM in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. The station airs a classic rock format branded as Classic Rock 107.9 FM.

The ownership of CHUC-FM changed hands from Pineridge Broadcasting Inc. to My Broadcasting Corporation on September 1, 2015.[1]

History[edit]

The station originally began broadcasting in 1957 at 1500 kHz on the AM band. In 1963, CHUC moved from 1500 to 1450 kHz. In 2005, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission approved an FM conversion for the station,[2] which moved to its current frequency in 2006. CHUC-FM's branding after the move to FM was 107.9 The Breeze with slogan: "The Greatest Classic Hits of All Time."

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The AM signal remained in operation, rebroadcasting the FM station's programming, until November 7, 2007.[3] The AM transmitter signed off with the song What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong after airing a special sign off message.

In mid-2015, CHUC-FM dropped its adult contemporary/classic hits format and flipped to classic rock branded as Classic Rock 107.9.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MY Broadcasting to Purchase Pineridge Broadcasting". Broadcaster, June 16, 2015.
  2. ^ CRTC Decision 2005-205
  3. ^ "C&K Out, Imus In at WABC", North East Radio Watch, November 5, 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°04′14″N 78°08′35″W / 44.07056°N 78.14306°W / 44.07056; -78.14306