Early on the morning of December 2nd, Ted Rogers, founder and former Chief Executive of Rogers Communications, owners of CJOK-AM, died at his home in Toronto, after having suffered from congestive heart failure for some time.

Getting emerg vehicles through is a priority pic.twitter.com/I8dZ3SZ35A, Large convoy of emergency vehicles just passed through as #ymm North evac convoy pauses. This fire took every asset possible to get the news to us and to the rest of the world - traditional media complemented by social media. Radio Group Ltd. (50% each). Long said, based on morning traffic moving north towards Fort McMurray, he's expecting 20,000 residents to return today. Boyd retired in December of 2006 during the ownership transition from OK Radio to Rogers. CKER Radio Ltd. would have indirect control of CFOK a country station serving the rural area north and  west of Edmonton, while maintaining direct control of CKER Edmonton. After Tyler King left in July, John Knox assumed the role of Director of Programming & Promotions for both stations with Chris Byrne as Music Director for CKYX and Mike Jones MD for CJOK. Greg Johnson became Program Director at 92.5 JOE FM on August 2. Deitsch confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he’ll be continuing to cover sports media. On January 7, the CRTC approved the application to amend the licence for CJOK by changing the frequency from 550 kHz to 1230 kHz, and by decreasing the power from 10,000 watts to 1,000 watts (day-time) and from 5,000 watts to 1,000 watts (night-time). He began his career at Radio-Canada Moncton, where he was originally from, then went on to become a reporter in Montreal, and a correspondent in Ottawa and Quebec City. We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. The transmitter was set up to serve the Suncor employees. At this time, studios and offices for CKYX and CJOK were located at 9912 Franklin Avenue in Fort McMurray. Keefe has spent the last nine years in Alberta, B.C., and New Brunswick. Laura Mackenzie is the new head of Screen Nova Scotia, replacing the outgoing Erika Beatty.

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Control of CKER Radio Ltd. would remain with Roger Charest. Staff worked with their Facebook and Twitter accounts relaying important information to residents ... and this is when the shocker happened. “We’re awesome,” he said with a bright smile. Her last day with Rogers Radio is Mar. An aerial fire assessment is underway, wildfires have now burnt over 100,000 hectares of land #ymmfire #FortMacFire.

Michel Cormier, directeur de l’information at Radio-Canada, has announced his retirement as of July 31. Radio Group was given permission to delete CJOK-FM-1 from the licence of CJOK-FM and add it to the licence of sister station CKYX-FM. Sign up to receive daily headline news from the Edmonton SUN, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. The fire itself hasn’t claimed a life. There has been a large outpouring of support for the first responders. #cbc pic.twitter.com/2C7UQJsYBh. Adam Cooper is joining News 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver as an overnight anchor, starting in May. was controlled by Roger Charest.

The radio stations went down at 5 p.m. so they patched in 660, Calgary (Rogers news station) and started to realize, "This is a tragedy. Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. Potipcoe said he left a window open as he rushed out during the evacuation one month ago, so his house smells a bit like smoke. A further transfer of 25% of Radio 1310 Ltd. from the present shareholders to Charest Communications was also approved.

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The stations were CHDI-FM and CKER-FM Edmonton, CJOK-FM and CKYX-FM Fort McMurray (and CJOK-FM-1 Tar Island), and CFGP-FM Grande Prairie (with CFGP-FM-1 Peace  River and CFGP-FM-2 Tumbler Ridge).

Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. This post was first published on news.com.au on 10 October 2017. An estimated 20,000 evacuees are expected to return Fort McMurray on Thursday, which local officials expect may be the busiest day of the phased re-entry into the community devastated by wildfires. The home of Today’s Best Country and Mornings With Pete Potipcoe on COUNTRY 93.3!

Pregnant women and those with respiratory illnesses are being advised to delay their return until the air quality in Fort McMurray improves. Rock 97.9 and Country 93.3 returned to the city in June, having been deemed by the Regional Municipality as an essential service. He’d been in Fort McMurray the last four years. The convoy is divided into groups of 50 vehicles.

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Smoke and flame forced staff of local music radio station Country 93.3 to abandon their studio. On Thursday, he shared a story of a firefighter and a volunteer who sacrificed their own homes to save a home of another family. 29.

Many had to hook up later with spouses and children while up to 80,000 people were in vehicles heading out to no place.

Cooper has been an investigative reporter for Postmedia at the Vancouver Sun and The Province, since 2009.

"If they come back, I can assure you they'll be welcomed in a very safe manner, and we'll expedite them in their homes as quickly and safely as possible," he said.

The evacuation is expected to take 4 days, according to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo official Twitter account. She had been with sister Rogers Calgary where she was Promotions Director. Pete Potipcoe has announced he’s leaving 97.9 Rock (CKYX-FM) Fort McMurray with his last on-air shift on Apr. “The city is buzzing with positivity, people are motivated and excited to get back home and they want to rebuild,” he told CTV News Channel. Created February 1, 2019; Medical, Illness & Healing; Meet Blaine, I got the chance to meet Blaine this summer when I was raising goods for the food bank and I stopped by his house to pick up what was raised and out came Blaine.

Rob Brown, who has been chief engineer at Corus RadioVancouver since Jan. 2014 and prior to that Corus Guelph and Kitchener, is moving to the Jim Pattison station cluster in Winnipeg. About 500 homes in the Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways Area have been deemed unsafe for re-entry after tests found toxic chemicals in air and soil samples nearby. "I'm on my way," Cubb said, then tried to get gas, seeing that huge lineups prevented that, so he siphoned some out of his neighbour's snowmobile (with permission) packed up what we could, thinking he'd only be gone a few days. Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. On July 27, the CRTC approved the transfer of 50% of Charest Communications Ltd. from Roger Charest to Humford Developments Ltd., resulting in the indirect transfer of the 75% of Radio 1310 Ltd. held by Charest.

The Fort Mac radio employees headed to Sonic FM (also owned by Rogers) here in town where a war room was set up to work on social media. "(Evacuees) don't know what to expect," he said, adding, "this area obviously hasn't experienced anything like this in a very long time, so we all have to be on our toes. But the fatal accident is considered related. Andrew Adoku was the new engineer at Country 93.3/Rock 97.9 Fort McMurray. to impose mandatory masks for Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert, Ontario couple charged after allegedly scamming friends of $650K by pretending child had cancer, WATCH LIVE: CTV News ongoing U.S. election coverage, 'We did win': Trump claims as vote still being counted, Biden: 'We believe we're on track to win this election', Trump seeks to stop voting, but only counting remains, U.S. news organizations rebuke Trump on election results claim, LIVE UPDATES: 2020 U.S. presidential election, Presidency hinges on tight races in battleground states, Truth Tracker: Trump campaign, viral accounts making premature election calls, Several battleground states still too close to call, Nick Nurse on getting Americans living in Canada to vote, Survey suggest B.C.

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