CFMP-FM, Oldies 107.7, Arnprior
My Broadcasting Corporation
|CFMP-FM||2015||107.7||362||My Broadcasting Corp.|
|CHMY-FM-1||2007||107.7||1,000||My Broadcasting Corp.|
|CHMY-FM-1||2005||104.7||50||My Broadcasting Corp.|
Jon Pole & Andrew Dickson were awarded a licence for a new FM station at Renfrew on April 16 and on August 2, CHMY My FM signed on the air. Dickson had been active in the Renfrew community for years and was the owner of Custom Printers. Pole, a native of Renfrew, spent 15 years in the radio business (programming and sales), including at the former CKOB-AM in Renfrew. His father had owned the old CKOB, along with CKOA-AM in Arnprior. Dickson and Pole named their company My Broadcasting Corp.
On September 1, CHMY-FM was authorized to add a rebroadcast transmitter at Arnprior, operating on 104.7 MHz with effective radiated power of 50 watts. It would be a full rebroadcaster of Renfrew and would fill signal gaps in the Arnprior area.
CHMY-FM-1 Arnprior signed on the air on in December. The antenna was 52 metres high (EHAAT) and located on the Arnprior water tower.
On January 29, My Broadcasting Corporation received approval to change the frequency of CHMY-FM-1 Arnprior, from 104.7 MHz to 107.7 MHz, increase effective radiated power from 50 watts to 1,000 watts, and decrease the antenna height. The change was needed to respond to a recent decision authorizing CJRC Gatineau, Quebec to operate at 104.7 MHz.
On April 15, My Broadcasting Corp. received approval to decrease the effective radiated power of CHMY-FM-1 Arnprior from 1,000 watts to an average ERP of 790 watts, increase the effective antenna height and relocate the transmitter. The Town of Arnprior indicated that future use of the current site for the station’s antenna system was uncertain, and suggested that a new site be found. MBC found a suitable existing tower structure, of a height that would provide proper coverage to the community, on Mount Packenham, which is located about ten kilometres south of Arnprior. MBC also indicated that it wished to increase service to Arnprior with more local news, weather and sports.
On November 30, the CRTC renewed the licence for CHMY-FM Renfrew and its transmitter CHMY-FM-1 Arnprior until August 31, 2017.
The CRTC approved the change to the ownership of My Broadcasting Corporation, for estate planning purposes, through the transfer of Andrew Dickson and Jon Pole’s voting interest in My Broadcasting (35.05% each) to their respective family trusts. The transaction did not affect the effective control of the licensee, which continued to be exercised jointly by Andrew Dickson and Jon Pole. My Broadcasting was the licensee of various radio programming undertakings in Ontario.
On April 2, the CRTC approved MBC’s application to operate an FM station in Arnprior. The new station would operate at the parameters already authorized for CHMY-FM-1 Arnprior. The station would offer a gold-based Adult Contemporary music format for adults aged 25 to 54.
CHMY-FM-1 Arnprior changed call letters to CFMP-FM.
In May, CHMY (My FM) rebranded to Oldies 107.7.
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