CICW-FM

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CICW-FM
The Grand 101 FM.png
CityFergus, Ontario
Broadcast areaCentre Wellington
Frequency101.1 (MHz)
BrandingThe Grand @ 101
SloganCentre Wellington's Best Music
Programming
Formathot adult contemporary
Ownership
OwnerCentre Wellington Community Radio Inc.
(Centre Wellington Community Radio Inc.)
History
First air date
2011
Call sign meaning
C I Centre Wellington
Technical information
ClassA
ERP2.25  kilowatts
HAAT49 meters (161 ft)
Links
Websitethegrand101.com

CICW-FM is a radio station broadcasting community radio programming and a variety of music on the frequency of 101.1 MHz/FM in Elora and Fergus located in Centre Wellington, Ontario, Canada. The station's branding is The Grand @ 101 (formerly The Grand @ 92.9).

History[edit]

Centre Wellington Community Radio Inc. was founded in 2009 by Scott Jensen, Vic Folliott and Bill Valedis.

On April 29, 2011, Centre Wellington Community Radio Inc. received Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approval to operate a community FM radio station at 92.9 MHz in Centre Wellington, Ontario.[1] On September 12, 2011, Central Wellington Community Radio applied for a technical amendment - contours.[2][3] On October 28, 2011, the CRTC approved Centre Wellington Community Radio Inc.'s application to decrease the average effective radiated power from 85 to 46 watts, decrease the maximum ERP from 200 to 150 watts, decrease the antenna's effective height above average terrain from 54.2 to 49.1 metres and relocate the antenna and transmitter site.[4]

On September 25, 2014, the station applied to change CICW-FM's frequency from 92.9 MHz to 101.1 MHz and increase the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 45 to 750 watts (maximum ERP from 150 to 2,500 watts).[5] The CRTC approved CWCR's application on September 10, 2015.[6]

According to The Grand at 101 Facebook page, the station moved from 92.9 MHz to 101.1 MHz in late 2015. On March 28, 2016 at 6:00 AM, Grand 92.9 became Grand 101 when the switch in frequency to 101.1 MHz officially took place. The call letters remain CICW-FM.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-278
  2. ^ Broadcasting Part 1 Applications Open for Comment
  3. ^ 2011-1248-2
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-676 New community radio station in Elora and Fergus – Technical change, CRTC, October 28, 2011
  5. ^ 2014-0966-5
  6. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-418, CICW-FM Elora and Fergus — Licence amendment and technical changes, CRTC, September 10, 2015

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°42′17″N 80°22′43″W / 43.70473°N 80.3785°W / 43.70473; -80.3785