Nova Scotia

CKAD-AM, Middleton

, Maritime Broadcasting System Ltd.

1962
Evangeline Broadcasting Co. Ltd. opened CKAD on June 1. Evangeline owned CKEN Kentville and CFAB Windsor.

1965
CKAD 1490 now had a power of 1,000 watts during the day and 250 watts at night. Frank J. Burns was President of Evangeline Broadcasting Co. Ltd. and Willard A. Bishop was General Manager of CKAD.

1966
By this time, CKAD was operating with 250 watts at 1490 on the dial.

1977
Approval was granted for the transfer of 66% of Evangeline Broadcasting Co. from the estate of A. M. Bishop to W. A. Bishop.

1979
On May 22, the sale of Evangeline Broadcasting Co. Ltd. (CKEN, CKWM-FM, CKAD, CKDY, CFAB) by W. A. Bishop, Scotian Gold Co-op Ltd., F. Hugh Burns, May & Paul Davidson, Bella Burns, George C. Baker, David J. Waterbury, E. J. MacMillan, D. MacDonald, K.L. Crowell, H.L. Dean and Frances B. Lindsay to Neil H. MacMullen, on behalf of a company to be incorporated (would be known as Annapolis Valley Radio Ltd.) was approved. Annapolis took ownership on June 26. It should be noted that CFAB Windsor, CKDY Digby and CKAD Middleton rebroadcast much of the programming of CKEN. CFAB began broadcasting in 1945. CKAD launched in 1962. CKDY signed on in 1970.

By this time, CKAD was operating with 1,000 watts on 1350 kHz.

1984
The AVR network expanded when CKDY-FM-1 signed on the air at Weymouth.

1998
The CRTC approved the sales of Kentville-based Annapolis Valley Radio Ltd. to Halifax-based Maritime Broadcasting System Ltd. AVR operated CFAB Windsor, CKEN and CKWM-FM Kentville, CKAD Middleton, CKDY Digby and CKDY-FM-1 Weymouth. Maritime president Merv Russell said the deal for AVR would close April 30. Diane Best-Redden would be general manager at AVR.

Maritime Broadcasting closed its deal for the purchase of Neil MacMullen's Annapolis Valley Radio on April 30, then did the same thing all over again on May 1 for the purchase of Fundy Broadcasting's CJCB/CKPE-FM Sydney and CFBC/CJYC-FM Saint John.

1999
The corporate name changed from Annapolis Valley Radio Ltd. to Maritime Broadcaasting System Ltd.

2004
On June 28 the CRTC renewed CKAD's licence until August 31, 2011.

2011
On August 31, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CKAD until March 31, 2012.

2012
On March 20, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CKAD to August 31, 2012. On August 28, the licence was administratively renewed to December 31, 2012. On December 19, the licence was renewed to August 31, 2019.

                                                    Written by Bill Dulmage – Updated January, 2013