Ontario, South-Western Ontario
CJMI-FM (myFM), Strathroy, My Broadcasting Corp.
On October 3, My Broadcasting Corp. received approval to operate a new FM station at Strathroy, operating on a frequency of 91.1 MHz with an effective radiated power of 1,750 watts. MBC had stations in Eastern Ontario at Renfrew, Arnprior, and Pembroke. 90% of all programming broadcast on the new station would be locally originated, and the format would be Adult Contemporary/Middle of the Road. CJRT-FM Toronto expressed concerns over MBC’s proposed use of the 91.1 MHz frequency, related to the potential for interference to CJRT. In response, MBC stated it would be willing to use 105.7 MHz, if necessary. MBC decided to change the frequency from 91.1 MHz to 105.7 MHz after all, and this change was approved by the CRTC on December 12. Effective radiated power would remain at 1,750 watts. Antenna height would be 60 metres.
CJMI “105.7 MY FM” began testing in January and signed on the air February 6. Studios and offices were located at 125 Metcalfe Street in Strathroy.
Chris Soares moved from part-time news at CJMI to full-time news at CJMI Strathroy and CKXM Exeter.
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.
Written by Bill Dulmage - Updated June, 2011