CFZN-FM, Moose FM, Haliburton
|Vista Radio Ltd.
|Haliburton Broadcast Group Inc
On October 13, The Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc. received approval to operate a new FM station at Haliburton. The station, with call letters CFZN-FM, would broadcast on 93.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 6,000 watts. Antenna height would be 133.2 metres, using the existing CKHA-FM tower near Eagle Lake. Haliburton proposed to offer an Adult Contemporary Rock format. The station would provide a minimum of 45 hours of local programming on weekdays as well as local programming each Saturday and Sunday. Programming would include cottage information updates, local community vignettes, public service announcements and community highlights as well as a daily 30-minute news and information program about Haliburton and the nearby community of Minden called “Haliburton Minden Today”. HBG stated that the new station would also benefit from cottage country programming from its sister stations CHMS-FM Bancroft and CFBG-FM Bracebridge as well as from CKLP-FM Parry Sound and CKNR-FM Elliot Lake and Manitoulin Island.
CFZN-FM signed on the air in March, using the “Moose FM” name that was used by other stations in the Haliburton chain. Studios and offices were at 152 Highland Street.
On August 17, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence of CFZN-FM to August 31, 2013.
On October 19, the CRTC approved the application by Vista Radio Ltd. for authority to acquire from Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc. the assets of Haliburton’s AM and FM radio stations and their transmitters located in Bancroft, Barry’s Bay, Bolton, Bracebridge, Caledon, Cochrane, Elliot Lake, Espanola, Fort Erie, Haldimand, Haliburton, Hearst, Huntsville, Iroquois Falls, Kapuskasing, Kemptville, Niagara Falls, North Bay, Parry Sound, Prescott, St. Catharines, Stratford, Sturgeon Falls and Timmins. Vista was a corporation controlled by Westerkirk Capital Inc., in turn controlled by Thompson Investments Limited. CFZN-FM was among the stations acquired by Vista.
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