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Encyclopedia > CHWO (AM)
CHWO
Broadcast area Oakville/Toronto, Ontario
Branding "Prime Time Radio"
Slogan All Time Favourites
First air date 1956
Frequency 740 kHz (AM)
Format pop standards
ERP 50 kW
Class A
Owner Prime Time Radio LP
sale to MZ Media pending
Website www.am740.ca

CHWO is a Canadian radio station, licensed to Toronto, Ontario, which airs at AM 740 from studios in Oakville, Ontario. The station airs a pop standards format branded as Prime Time Radio, with the slogan "All Time Favourites, AM 740". Image File history File links AM_740. ... Oakville (2006 population 165,613[1]) is a town on Lake Ontario in southern Ontario, Canada, midway between Toronto (about 31 km or 19 mi away) on its eastern border and Hamilton (about 20 km or 12 mi away) from its western border. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Frequency (disambiguation). ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... The term pop standards refers to an American songwriting, arranging, and singing style that is widely considered as the high point of Western vocal popular music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a list of broadcast station classes applicable in much of North America under international agreements between the United States, Canada and Mexico. ... Moses Znaimer (born 1942) is the founder and was the driving creative force behind Torontos first independent television station, Citytv. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... Oakville (2006 population 165,613[1]) is a town on Lake Ontario in southern Ontario, Canada, midway between Toronto (about 31 km or 19 mi away) on its eastern border and Hamilton (about 20 km or 12 mi away) from its western border. ... The term pop standards refers to an American songwriting, arranging, and singing style that is widely considered as the high point of Western vocal popular music. ...


The station was originally launched in 1956 on AM 1250 by broadcaster Howard Caine and a number of minority investors. In 1967, shortly before Caine's death, his wife Jean was appointed to the board of directors and took over the station's management. Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1974, CHWO added a sister station, CJMR in Mississauga. Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... CJMR is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts multicultural programming at AM 1320 in Mississauga, Ontario. ... For the First Nation, see Mississaugas. ...


In 2000, after the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's CBL relinquished the AM 740 frequency and moved to FM, the prized clear channel frequency was hotly contested. CHWO applied for the frequency, citing that it could provide a stronger service to the region's older adult population. Concurrently, the Caine family also applied for a new station on the old 1250 frequency, to air a Christian music format. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... CBLA is a Canadian radio station. ... A clear channel, in the general sense, is a communications channel (such as a radio frequency) on which only one transmitter operates at a time. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


The applications were granted, and CHWO moved to the 740 frequency on January 8, 2001. CHWO originally applied for the new call sign CFPT, but when this was denied by Industry Canada because the call sign was already in use, the station chose to retain its heritage CHWO calls. The new CJYE launched on February 5 on the 1250 frequency. is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... Industry Canada is the department of the Government of Canada with responsibility for regional economic development, investment, and innovation/research and development. ... CJYE is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 1250 AM in Oakville, Ontario. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


CHWO is perhaps the only remaining adult standards-formatted station in North America broadcasting on a 50,000-watt clear channel signal. The station's signal is heard as far away as Charlestown, Rhode Island and Philadelphia, PA at night; in fact, it often registers significant Arbitron ratings in the Erie, Pennsylvania market and especially in Buffalo, New York (where it has picked up many disenfranchised listeners of WECK-AM since that station flipped from adult standards to classic country). During the daytime, CHWO can be heard as far west as Saginaw, Michigan, as far east as Watertown, New York, as far north as Georgian Bay, and as far south as Youngstown, Ohio, and at night, the station's signal blankets a substantial chunk of Canada and the United States. CHWO also now offers online streaming via its website. Adult Standards is a North American radio format heard primarily on AM or class A FM stations. ... Charlestown is a town located in Washington County, Rhode Island. ... Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ... “Erie” redirects here. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State County Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... WECK is an AM radio station located in the Buffalo, New York area and broadcasts at 1230 AM. Founded in 1956 as WNIA-AM, the station currently is owned by CBS Radio (in the process of being sold to Regent Communications) and runs the Jones Radio Networks classic country... Classic Country is a radio format that specializes in playing mainstream country hits from past decades. ... Saginaw redirects here. ... Watertown is a town in Jefferson County, New York. ... Georgian Bay (French: baie Georgienne) is a large bay of Lake Huron, located in Ontario, Canada. ... Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country United States State Ohio Counties Mahoning Founded 1796 Incorporated 1848 (village) - 1867 (city) Government  - Mayor Jay Williams (I) Area  - City  34. ...


On September 18, 2007, Prime Time Radio announced a deal to sell the station to Moses Znaimer, under whom it would become a sister station to Toronto's classical station CFMZ. The deal is pending CRTC approval. is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Moses Znaimer (born 1942) is the founder and was the driving creative force behind Torontos first independent television station, Citytv. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... CFMZ-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts classical music at 96. ... The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, in French Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes) was established in 1968 by the Canadian Parliament to replace the Board of Broadcast Governors. ...


External link

  • Official Site - streaming audio available

 
 

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