Evanov Communications

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Evanov Communications
Private
Industry Media
Founded Toronto, Ontario (1984)
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Key people
Bill Evanov President/ CEO
Paul Evanov VP
Website www.evanovradio.com

Evanov Communications, formerly Evanov Radio Group, is a Canadian radio broadcasting company. It is also the sole owner of Dufferin Communications Inc., 80% owner of HFX Media and Ottawa Media Inc.[1] The group of Evanov companies owns and operates a number of radio stations in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and Nova Scotia, including seven with the "Jewel" branding and the slogan "Today's Lite Hits and Yesterday's Favourites".[2]

Radio properties[edit]

Ontario[edit]

Nova Scotia[edit]

Manitoba[edit]

Quebec[edit]

Ownership[edit]

According to a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission chart compiled in August 2016,[5] the ownership is distributed as follows:

Evanvov Communications Inc. is held:

• 74.25% by William Evanov

• 25% by Paul Evanov and

• 0.74% by The Bill Evanov Family Trust

Mr. William Evanov holds 99.70% in Evanov Radio Group Inc. The remaining 0.3% is held by Evanov Communications Inc.

Evanov Communications Inc. holds 100% of:

• Dufferin Communications Inc. Evanov Communications Inc. holds 80% in:

• HFX Broadcasting Inc. and

• Ottawa Media Inc. The remaining 20% is held:

• 10% by Carmela Laurignano and

• 10% by Kymberly Joseph

Evanov Communications Inc. holds 70% in:

• CKDX Radio Limited

The remaining 30% is held by 1093641 Ontario Limited, which in turn is 100% held by 1234870 Ontario Limited.

Expansion[edit]

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.[6]

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.[7] On November 21, 2011, Dufferin was awarded the 990 kHz frequency instead, which became vacant after Bell Media's CKGM relocated to 690.[8] 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.[9] CHRF began testing on 980 in November 2014, with the intent on a formal launch in January 2015.[10]

In May 2011, Newcap Radio announced that it was selling its two stations in Winnipeg, CKJS and CHNK-FM, to Evanov;[11] the sale was approved on October 24, 2011.[12] 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;[13][14] 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.[15][16] 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.[17]

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.[18] In June 2013, the new 92.5 was assigned the call letters CHRC-FM.[19]

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.[20] That application was approved on January 22, 2014.[21]

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.[22]

On January 7, 2015, the CRTC denied Evanov's application to operate a new FM radio station on 96.9 MHz at Brechin and the Township of Ramara, Ontario.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Evanov Radio" (PDF). CRTC. CRTC. April 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  2. ^ no byline (2016). "ERG Stations". Jewel Radio Network. Evanov Communications. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Evanov Radio" (PDF). CRTC. CRTC. April 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  4. ^ CRTC Decision for New Halifax FM
  5. ^ "Evanov Radio - #132 Ownership – Broadcasting" (PDF). CRTC. CRTC. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  6. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-622
  7. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-571, September 7, 2011.
  8. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-721, November 21, 2011.
  9. ^ Fagstein: "Radio Fierté requests frequency change, one-year extension to launch", July 25, 2013.
  10. ^ Fagstein: "Radio Fierté begins testing on 980 AM", October 27, 2014.
  11. ^ Newfoundland Capital press release, via Canadian Newswire: "NEWCAP to Sell Winnipeg Radio Stations", May 19, 2010.
  12. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-661
  13. ^ Canadian Radio News at Facebook, January 20, 2012.
  14. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2012-29, January 20, 2012.
  15. ^ Canadian Radio News at Facebook, February 6, 2012.
  16. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-271-1, February 6, 2012.
  17. ^ Fagstein: "Hudson radio station The Jewel 106.7 begins testing", November 11, 2014.
  18. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2012-212, CRTC, April 10, 2012
  19. ^ "5/6/2013". Fybush Media. Fybush Media. May 3, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  20. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2013-335, CRTC, July 12, 2013
  21. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-16, English-language FM radio station in Meaford, CRTC, January 22, 2014
  22. ^ Faguy, Steve (November 18, 2014). "Multilingual radio station CFMB agrees to sale to Evanov Radio". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  23. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-2, English-language FM radio station in Brechin and the Township of Ramara, CRTC, January 7, 2015.

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