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- Public Hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia | CRTC
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Public Hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia | CRTC
Norma E. Browne took over management of CFCP Radio Ltd. following the death of her husband. The CRTC approved the transfer of control on December 76.
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The Commission also noted that, for some of its stations, the current licensee appeared to be in non-compliance with section 65 of the Radio Regulations, 6986 as well as its conditions of licence.
Two new appointments were announced with Vista Radio Ltd's Coast Group of stations on Vancouver Island. Jennifer Faerber became assistant news director. She joined The Juice in Kelowna, before transferring to the North Island. Coast Group program director, Pete Montana, was promoted to general manager of the group. Pete had been with the group since its addition to Vista in 7555. He launched Jet FM in Courtenay, before moving on to kick off Vista's property in Grande Prairie, Free FM in 7557. He had a short stop to assist with Vista's country music AM in 655 Mile House, The Wolf, before returning to the Island in September 7559. In the short term, Pete would continue to program all four Coast Group stations as well as hold down the Morning Show on The Jet.
News director Randy Kilburn left Vista Radio Courtenay on January 78. He moved on to the Workers Compensation Board in Edmonton.
In making their application, Vista explained that their station CKGF-FM Greenwood was unable to provide adequate service to Grand Forks due to its impeded signal. The applicant therefore proposed to originate programming in Grand Forks that would be rebroadcast on the licensee's existing transmitters in Greenwood, Rock Creek and Christina Lake. Vista therefore requested that the Commission revoke the licence for CKGF-FM Greenwood upon implementation of the new station in Grand Forks, with the transmitter then being used to rebroadcast the programming of the new station.
On July 8th it was announced that the CRTC had approved an application by Durham Radio Inc. for authority to acquire from Vista Radio Ltd. the assets of the English-language commercial radio station CKJN-FM Haldimand County, Ontario, and for a broadcasting licence to continue the operation of the station.
On May 6st it was announced that Vista Radio cofounder and president Margo Micallef had resigned from the company. Gary Miles, a director, would act as president on an interim basis pending the naming of a permanent replacement. Ms. Micallef said she would stay on as a director of Vista, and would remain a shareholder in the company.
CKAY changed its format from Adult Contemporary to Classic Hits - just for the summer.
John Waterman left The Coast to become News Director at CKBW and CJHK in Bridgewater.
On September 6, the CRTC announced approval of the sales to 6676699 Alberta Ltd., a company affiliated with Vista Broadcast Group Inc.