My Broadcasting Corporation

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My Broadcasting Corporation
Private
Industry media
Founded Renfrew, Ontario (2004)
Key people
Jon Pole
Andrew Dickson
Products radio broadcasting
Website www.myfmradio.ca

My Broadcasting Corporation is a Canadian broadcasting company founded in 2004 by Jon Pole and Andrew Dickson. Based in Renfrew, Ontario, the company operates a number of radio stations in small to medium sized markets in Ontario. All of its stations offer local news, weather, sports and community events seven days a week.

History[edit]

The roots of My Broadcasting date back to Ottawa Valley Radio in the mid-1980s (CKOA Arnprior and CKOB Renfrew). Those stations were owned by Jamie Pole, the father of current owner Jon Pole. The VP of myFM, Andrew Dickson was a sales executive for Ottawa Valley radio, the original morning man for myFM, Bob Rose (deceased) was the morning man for Ottawa Valley Radio for many years. Several former Ottawa Valley Radio staffers have returned to myFM and continue to be part of the team, including Rob Mise, Peter DeWolf and others.

Over the years, MBC built, acquired or under construction a number of stations to a total of 20 - all in Ontario. MyFM has been listed for the last five years as one of Canada's fastest growing companies by Profit Magazine.

Expansion efforts[edit]

In 2006, the company applied for a second station in the Pembroke market, to play classic rock, although its application was denied.[1] Similarly, the company's application to launch a new station in St. Thomas was denied in 2009.[2]

In early 2009, the company also announced a tentative deal to acquire CIYN-FM in Kincardine,[3] which received CRTC approval on May 13, 2009.[4] The company also received CRTC approval to launch a new station in Brighton on May 15, 2009.[5]

On August 2, 2013, My Broadcasting submitted applications to operate new FM radio stations in Arnprior and Carleton Place, and acquiring Peterborough station CJMB-FM outright from McNabb Broadcasting.[6] CJMB, if the application is approved, will be the company's first station in one of Ontario's larger radio markets; as well, the company plans to operate CJMB as a sports radio station which will be the company's first expansion outside of its conventional "my FM" branding and adult contemporary formatting.[7] The CRTC approved the acquisition of CJMB-FM on December 11, 2013.[8]

On December 9, 2013, My Broadcasting submitted an application to operate a new FM radio station at Orangeville, proposed to operate at 101.5 MHz, the new station received approval on July 18, 2014.[9] My Broadcasting previously submitted an application to operate the new station there in 2012 but the application was soon withdrawn.[10]

On an unknown date, My Broadcasting Corporation submitted an application to the CRTC to broadcast on 107.7 FM (later 97.5) in Carleton Place, this application would be denied by the CRTC on April 2, 2014.[11] Also on that date, the CRTC approved the new station in Arnprior, which will replace CHMY-FM-1 at 107.7.[12]

In June 2015, My Broadcasting announced a deal to purchase Pineridge Broadcasting, the owner of CHUC-FM and CKSG-FM in Cobourg and CJWV-FM in Peterborough, Ontario.[13]

On July 11, 2016, myFM submitted an application (call applications) to operate a new FM radio station at 93.7 MHz in Georgina, Ontario. [14]

On December 7, 2016, myFM submitted an application to operate a new FM radio station at 99.7 MHz in Simcoe, Ontario. [15] This application is awaiting CRTC approval.

My Broadcasting has acquired two stations in Cobourg and a second station in Peterborough, as well as approval for station in Milton.[13]

On April 13, 2017, My Broadcasting submitted an application to operate a new FM radio station in Georgina, Ontario, as part of the CRTC's call applications. This application is pending CRTC approval. [16]

Stations[edit]

City of License Call sign Frequency Branding
Alliston CIMA-FM 092.1 FM myFM
Arnprior CFMP-FM 0107.7 FM Oldies
Brighton CIYM-FM 0100.9 FM Oldies
Cobourg CHUC-FM 107.9 FM Classic Rock
Cobourg CKSG-FM 93.3 FM myFM
Exeter CKXM-FM 0090.5 FM myFM
Gananoque CJGM-FM 0099.9 FM myFM
Goderich CIYN-FM-1 099.7 FM myFM
Kincardine CIYN-FM 095.5 FM myFM
Napanee CKYM-FM 0088.7 FM myFM
Orangeville CKMO-FM 00101.5 FM myFM
Pembroke CIMY-FM 0104.9 FM myFM
Port Elgin CIYN-FM-2 090.9 FM myFM
Renfrew CHMY-FM 0096.1 FM myFM
Simcoe CHCD-FM 0098.9 FM myFM
St. Thomas CKZM-FM 0094.1 FM [17] myFM
Peterborough CJMB-FM 090.5 FM EXTRA talkSPORTS
Peterborough CJWV-FM 96.7 FM Oldies
Strathroy CJMI-FM 0105.7 FM myFM

Notes[edit]

1 Purchase approved by the CRTC in May 2009; transaction completed November 30, 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-84, English-language FM radio station in Pembroke, CRTC, March 14, 2007
  2. ^ CRTC Decision 2009-39, Licensing of new radio stations to serve London, Ontario, CRTC, February 2, 2009.
  3. ^ Scott Fybush, "Analog Sunset? Not in Scranton!", NorthEast Radio Watch, February 23, 2009.
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-269, Change in effective control and addition of a transmitter of CIYN-FM Kincardine in Port Elgin, CRTC, May 13, 2009
  5. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-277, English-language FM radio station in Brighton, CRTC, May 15, 2009
  6. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2013-360, CRTC, August 2, 2013.
  7. ^ "All jock talk at FM 90.5". Peterborough Examiner, August 16, 2013.
  8. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-671, CJMB-FM Peterborough – Acquisition of assets, CRTC, December 11, 2013
  9. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-378, English-language FM radio station in Orangeville, CRTC, July 18, 2014
  10. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2013-663, Notice of hearing, CRTC, December 9, 2013
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ Broadcasting Decision 2014-158
  13. ^ a b "MY Broadcasting to Purchase Pineridge Broadcasting". Broadcaster, June 16, 2015.
  14. ^ [2]
  15. ^ [3]
  16. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-100, Call for applications – Radio station to serve Georgina, Ontario, CRTC, April 13, 2017
  17. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-750, English-language FM radio station in St. Thomas, CRTC, October 12, 2010

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