CHBY-FM

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CHBY-FM
CHBY 106.5MooseFM logo.png
City Barry's Bay, Ontario, Canada
Branding 106.5 Moose FM
Slogan The Valley's Greatest Hits
Frequency 106.5 FM
First air date October 16, 2015
Format Greatest Hits
ERP 12 kWs
HAAT 127 meters (417 ft)
Class B
Owner Haliburton Broadcasting Group

CHBY-FM is a radio station which broadcasts a classic hits/adult contemporary format on the frequency of 106.5 FM/MHz in Barry's Bay, Ontario, Canada. This is Barry's Bay's first commercial FM radio station.

Owned by the Haliburton Broadcasting Group, the station received CRTC approval on January 12, 2011.[1]

The stations' new call sign will be CHBY-FM with the Moose FM branding and a launch date for the new radio station has yet to be announced.[2]

On April 23, 2012 Vista Broadcast Group, which owns a number of radio stations in western Canada, announced a deal to acquire Haliburton Broadcasting, in cooperation with Westerkirk Capital.[3] The transaction was approved by the CRTC on October 19, 2012.[4]

In 2013, Vista had until January 12, 2014 to get CHBY-FM on the air.[5] The station was granted a second extension date of October 19, 2015 to get the station on the air.

CHBY-FM officially signed on the air at 12:00 PM on October 16, 2015 branded as 106.5 Moose FM The Valley's Greatest Hits. The station has a greatest hits format and broadcasts from the CBC tower just outside Barry's Bay with an ERP of 12,000 watts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-20
  2. ^ The new Haliburton station up in Barry's Bay..., Scott Fybush/NorthEast Radio Watch, January 24, 2011
  3. ^ "Westerkirk Capital Acquires Vista and Haliburton Broadcast Groups". Broadcaster, April 26, 2012.
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-577 Various radio programming undertakings – Acquisition of assets, CRTC, October 19, 2012
  5. ^ Canadian Radio News CRTC Transactions February 2013 (under extensions granted), airchecker.ca, March 1, 2013

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Coordinates: 45°29′23″N 77°43′34″W / 45.48972°N 77.72611°W / 45.48972; -77.72611