CHTG-FM, The Grand, Caledonia

Durham Radio Inc.

CHTG-FM201692.93,750Durham Radio Inc.
CKJN-FM201292.93,300Vista Radio Ltd.
CKJN-FM200792.93,300Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc.
CKJN-FM200792,93,300Bel-Roc Communications Inc
CKNS-FM200692,93,300Bel-Roc Communications Inc.


On April 20, Bel-Roc Communications Inc. was authorized to operate an FM station in Haldimand County. The station planned to operated on 106.7 MHz with an average effective radiated power of 13,300 watts (50,000 watts maximum). Antenna height would be 96 metres. Bel-Roc was advised to seek an alternate frequency. The proposed new station would offer a multi-genre music format that was being used successfully by an Internet-based radio station, and 60% of all music to be broadcast would be Canadian selections.

Bel-Roc was owned by Ed Bauman and Rae Roe. Bauman was an entrepreneur in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. Roe had broadcast experience at stations in K-W, London and Hamilton. He was instrumental in the launch of CIWV-FM in Hamilton.

On December 21, Bel-Roc was given approval to operate CKNS-FM on 92.9 MHz with an average effective radiated power of 3,300 watts (13,000 watts maximum). Antenna height from a new site on the Mountain Cablevision tower in Cayuga would be 109.4 metres.


Ed Bauman passed away.

CKNS-FM began testing in April and signed on the air May 15 at 6:00 a.m., as “Mix 92.9”.

Studios and offices were at 282 Argyle Street South, Unit 4, in Caledonia.


The transfer of the ownership and effective control of Bel-Roc Communications Inc. to The Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc. was approved. Haliburton is a wholly owned subsidiary of Beaumaris Group Inc., which in turn is a corporation held and controlled by Mr. Christopher Grossman.

In June, CKNS-FM “Mix 92.9” became CKJN-FM “Jayne FM 92.9”. The format changed from Hot Adult Contemporary to a Female Oriented Soft Adult Contemporary sound.

On August 31 at midnight, CKJN-FM became “92.9 Moose FM”. The format is Light Rock AC, similar to that used at other Haliburton “Moose” stations across Ontario. CKJN-FM also increased power.


On September 3, the CRTC denied an application by CKJN to reduce the minimum percentage of musical selections from category 2 (Popular music) that must be devoted to Canadian selections throughout the broadcast week and between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday from 60% to 35%. 


On August 31, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CKJN-FM until March 31, 2012.


On March 20, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CKJN-FM to August 31, 2012.

On August 28, the CRTC administratively renewed CKJN’s licence to December 31, 2012. 

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. CKJN-FM was among the stations acquired by Vista.


Moose 92.9 changed format from Adult Contemporary to Country.


On July 8th it was announced that the CRTC had approved an application by Durham Radio Inc. for authority to acquire from Vista Radio Ltd. the assets of the English-language commercial radio station CKJN-FM Haldimand County, Ontario, and for a broadcasting licence to continue the operation of the station.This transaction would benefit Haldimand County by providing programming that was more focused on the community and by securing the station’s long-term viability. According to Durham’s proposal, $50,000 over the next five years would flow primarily to local artists’ initiatives. Accordingly, it served the public interest and furthered the objectives for the Canadian broadcasting system set out in the Broadcasting Act. The Commission also approved Durham’s application to change CKJN-FM’s authorized contours by increasing its average effective radiated power (ERP) from 2,500 to 3,750 watts (maximum ERP from 10,000 to 15,000 watts) and by decreasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain (EHAAT) from 109.4 to 108.6 metres.

On September 1 at 9:29 a.m., CKJN Country 92.9 became CHTG The Grand with a Classic Hits format.


On September 25, the CRTC approved CHTG’s application to delete the condition of licence requiring it to refrain from soliciting local advertising in Brantford and in the Town of Simcoe. CHTG submitted that the condition of licence was imposed based on concerns about the its original technical contours, which were never implemented and had since changed. The station noted it existing 3mV/m contour did not enclose the Town of Simcoe or the City of Brantford or their respective counties.

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