CRTC approves Astral/Standard transaction



    OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian
Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today approved
Astral Media Radio G.P.'s acquisition of 53 radio stations and 2 conventional
television stations owned by Standard Radio Inc.
    Today's decision (Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-359) follows a process
that included a public hearing, which was held on August 27, 2007.

    The CRTC

    The CRTC is an independent, public authority that regulates and
supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.

    Reference document:
    Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2007-7
    http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/eng/hearings/2007/n2007-7.htm

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    Information

    September 28, 2007

               Backgrounder on the Astral/Standard transaction

    Astral Media Radio G.P. has acquired the following radio stations:

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    Location              Radio stations            Transmitters
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    Alberta               CJAY-FM Calgary           CJAY-FM-1 Banff
                                                    -------------------------
                                                    CJAY-FM-3 Invermere, B.C.
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CIBK-FM Calgary
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKMX-AM Calgary           CFVP-AM Calgary
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CFMG-FM St. Albert
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CFBR-FM Edmonton
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CFRN-AM Edmonton
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    British Columbia      CKZZ-FM Vancouver
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKZZ-DR-1 Vancouver
                          (Transitional digital
                           licence)
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CISL-AM Richmond
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CISL-DR-1 Richmond
                          (Transitional digital
                           licence)
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CHSU-FM Kelowna            CHSU-FM-1 Big White
                                                     Mountain
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CILK-FM Kelowna            CILC-FM Magna Bay
                                                     ------------------------
                                                     VF 2329 Big White
                                                     Mountain
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKFR-AM Kelowna
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CICF-FM Vernon             CICF-FM-4
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                                                     Armstrong/Enderby
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CHOR-AM Summerland
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CJMG-FM Penticton          CJMG-FM-2 Oliver
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKOR-AM Penticton
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CIOR-AM Princeton
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CJOR-AM Osoyoos            CJOR-FM Oliver
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKXR-AM Salmon Arm
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKXR-FM Salmon Arm         CKXR-FM-1 Sorrento
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKGR-AM Golden             CKIR-AM Invermere
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKCR-AM Revelstoke
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CJAT-FM Trail              CFKC-AM Creston
                                                     ------------------------
                                                     NCS(1)-FM-1 Castlegar
                                                     ------------------------
                                                     NCS-FM-2 Grand Forks
                                                     ------------------------
                          CKKC-FM Nelson             CKKC-FM-1 Crawford Bay
                                                     ------------------------
                                                     CKBS-FM Nakusp
                                                     ------------------------
                                                     CKZX-FM-1 Kaslo
                                                     ------------------------
                                                     CKZX-FM New Denver
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CJDC-AM Dawson Creek       CJDC-FM-1 Tumbler Ridge
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKRX-FM Fort Nelson
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKNL-FM Fort St-John
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CHRX-FM Fort St-John       CHRX-FM-1 Dawson Creek
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CFTK-AM Terrace
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CJFW-FM Terrace            CJFW-FM-1 Kitimat
                                                     ------------------------
                                                     CJFW-FM-2 Prince Rupert
                                                     ------------------------
                                                     CJFW-FM-3 Sandspit
                                                     ------------------------
                                                     CJFW-FM-4 Masset
                                                     ------------------------
                                                     CJFW-FM-5 Burns Lake
                                                     ------------------------
                                                     CJFW-FM-6 Smithers
                                                     ------------------------
                                                     CJFW-FM-7 Houston
                                                     ------------------------
                                                     CJFW-FM-8 Hazelton
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKTK-FM Kitimat
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CHTK-AM Prince Rupert
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    Manitoba              CKMM-FM Winnipeg
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CFQX-FM Selkirk
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKX-FM Brandon
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKXA-FM Brandon
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    Ontario               CJEZ-FM Toronto
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CJEZ-DR-1 Toronto
                          (Transitional digital
                           licence)
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CFMX-FM Toronto
                          (formerly CKFM-FM)
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CFMX-FM Toronto
                          (formerly CKFM-DR-1)
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CFRB-AM Toronto            CFRX-AM Toronto
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CFRB-DR-2 Toronto
                          (Transitional digital
                           licence)
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKQB-FM Ottawa             CKQB-FM-1 Pembroke
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKLH-FM Hamilton
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKOC-AM Hamilton
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CHAM-AM Hamilton
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CIQM-FM London
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CJBX-FM London
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CJBK-AM London
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKSL-AM London
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CHRE-FM St. Catharines
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CHTZ-FM St. Catharines
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CKTB-AM St. Catharines
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CHVR-FM Pembroke
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    Quebec                CJFM-FM Montreal
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CHOM-FM Montreal
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CHOM-DR-1 Montreal
                          (Transitional digital
                           licence)
                          ---------------------------------------------------
                          CJAD-AM Montreal
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    Saskatchewan          New FM licence(2)
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    (1) No call sign
    (2) New FM licence awarded in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-156
    




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