The CRTC has approved Vista Radio’s sale of CJUI-FM Kelowna to Avenue Radio for $650,000. The applicant’s request for an exception to the requirement to pay $77,788 in tangible benefits stemming from the transaction was denied. Avenue, which owns Kelowna website castanet.net, plans to relaunch the station as Okanagan Oldies 103.9, featuring more news and local content.
Indie 88 (CIND-FM) Toronto has applied to the CRTC for a power increase, from 4kW to 12kW max ERP, to improve its signal east and west. A study commissioned by the station found in addition to new construction impacts, CIND-FM is subject to interference from adjacent channel stations CKDX-FM Newmarket and CJIQ-FM Kitchener, with the primary contributor to interference from co-channel station CFRH Penetanguishene.
The Yards for Hope radiothon on CISN Country 103.9 (CISN-FM) Edmonton raised $185,000 for Hope Mission last week. Set up at Commonwealth Stadium, with a goal of crossing the field one yard at a time for every thousand dollars donated, members of the Edmonton Eskimos were among those who emptied their wallets for the cause during practice.
The 15th Annual Elliot Lake Emergency Food Bank Radiothon raised a record $12,090.83, plus $300 in non-perishable donations on Sept. 30. Heard on Moose FM 94.1 (CKNR-FM) Elliot Lake, the radiothon was hosted by Bobby Alexander.
Howard Stern once again tops Forbes’ list of the highest paid radio hosts in the world, earning $90 million between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017, before taxes and management fees. Rush Limbaugh took home a cool $84 million, while Ryan Seacrest rounds out the top three with $58 million. You can view the full list here.