Radio & Television

New radio station approved for New Glasgow, NS

GATINEAU – The CRTC has approved an application by Hector Broadcasting for a new English FM station in New Glasgow, NS, to replace its AM station CKEC, which is the only local private station in the community. The commission denied proposals from Astral Media Radio Atlantic Inc., Atlantic Broadcasters Ltd., and Acadia Broadcasting Ltd. for new English FMs. All four proposals were to use 94.1 MHz. Hector has operated CKEC since 1953. It wanted to flip to FM in part to ease night-time technical difficulties. The new FM station will keep the AM’s existing format of a broad-based AC targeting...