Radio / Television News

Thermal ducting is not a good enough reason to boost K-W station signal


OTTAWA — The CRTC has denied Bell Media’s application to allow its CKKW-FM radio station in Kitchener, Ont., to increase its analogue power to overcome interference from a US border radio station in Buffalo, NY.In January 2018, Bell Media had requested that CKKW-FM Kitchener be allowed to increase its signal strength from an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 1,700 watts to 11,800 watts (maximum ERP from 4,300 to 37,500 watts) as well as increase its antenna height by almost a metre. The technical reason for Bell’s request was that CKKW-FM was experiencing signal interference from both the HD Radio...