CJEL-FM, The Eagle 93.5, Winkler/Morden
Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
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Golden West Broadcasting Ltd. was given approval October 19 to establish a new FM station at Winkler, operating on frequency 93.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts. Golden West was the licensee of AM station CKMW and indicated that the new FM station would use the infrastructure already in place for CKMW. This arrangement would allow the licensee to operate the new undertaking economically and provide the community of Winkler with a broader range of service. Golden West stated that the station would offer local news, sports, weather and community-oriented programming.
CJEL-FM “The Eagle 93.5 FM” signed on the air.
In October, CKMW-AM and CJEL-FM moved to new studios and offices at 277 1st Street in Winkler
On March 20, Golden West’s application for a new FM station at Winkler/Morden was denied. If approved, it would have operated on 103.7 MHz with effective radiated power of 27,000 watts. It would have offered a country music format to compete with a U.S. country music radio service originating from North Dakota.
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