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FM Canadian Border Blasters

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FM Canadian Border Blasters

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:36 pm

Can anyone name off some Canadian FM stations that are near the US border that have some type of influence on the US audience Just like here in Detroit we have CIMX 89x and The River 93.9 and CKUE 95.1 & 100.7 and so on .Also there is a station in the Niagra Region that is on 91.7 called The Giant that is Classic Rock anyone ever catch this station I did during the summer.



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Re: FM Canadian Border Blasters

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:42 pm

RadioKev wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:36 pm
Can anyone name off some Canadian FM stations that are near the US border that have some type of influence on the US audience Just like here in Detroit we have CIMX 89x and The River 93.9 and CKUE 95.1 & 100.7 and so on .Also there is a station in the Niagra Region that is on 91.7 called The Giant that is Classic Rock anyone ever catch this station I did during the summer.
I spent three days in Niagara Falls NY last month. I heard it there.

Some of the Toronto FMs get into the Buffalo Niagara area. I don't know if they have any listeners.



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Re: FM Canadian Border Blasters

Post by windsor » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:53 pm

I know in Erie Pa they used to get FM96 London pretty good but now there is a station on 95.9 low power I beleive to stop that.

I think FM96 is 150,000 watts


Detroit has Real Rock at last....no more Bryan Adams you get the goods without an excess in baggage Z Rock 102.7....

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Re: FM Canadian Border Blasters

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:17 pm

Getting back to The Giant 91.7 they don’t sound bad I do stream them on occasion.Great Station!



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Re: FM Canadian Border Blasters

Post by windsor » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:27 pm

If rock tunes played for the zillionth time is your thing......yes its awesome!!!!! :barf


Detroit has Real Rock at last....no more Bryan Adams you get the goods without an excess in baggage Z Rock 102.7....

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Re: FM Canadian Border Blasters

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:28 pm

windsor wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:27 pm
If rock tunes played for the zillionth time is your thing......yes its awesome!!!!! :barf
:lol



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Re: FM Canadian Border Blasters

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:01 am

It’s just a common practice of radio programmers in today’s business climate let’s repeat and play safe music all I said is they sound good and I like their Imaging the station just sounds good.You must not like Rock music.



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Re: FM Canadian Border Blasters

Post by k8jd » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:41 am

This is NOTHING like the Mexican 100 KW + AM
stations on our southern border used to penetrate the southwest !.



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Re: FM Canadian Border Blasters

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:54 am

Understood ,but today no one has experienced AM radio like us older radio geeks have so that’s why I said FM Border Blasters but your right AM was king as far as the subject goes even on the Northern Border there were many stations that covered a lot of miles into the States.



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Re: FM Canadian Border Blasters

Post by cckadlec » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:29 pm

As others have said, the GTA stations boom into the Buffalo market as they are only 60 miles away and mostly across open water at that. I used to live in Buffalo and all the stations in that area came in on seek or at least close to it and most have a very loyal audience in WNY.

Stations like CHUM are popular, and 102.1 The Edge was hugely popular in Buffalo when I lived there because of the Canadian content rules that gave them far more variety of rock music than the US stations. The big ones are easy to hear: 90.3 91.1 92.5 94.1 96.3 97.3 98.1 99.1 99.9 102.1 103.5 (fringe) 104.5 107.1, along with Hamilton 94.7 95.3 102.9 107.9, Niagara 97.7 (also very popular in Buffalo as far as rock stations go, as it is also a local signal and has been the same station, same format, same name for decades; 105.7, 101.1, etc.

FM96 is 300kw and was, as mentioned, easily audible in Erie, but yes... Erie, the new home of all things LP and translator... I did a bandscan there as part of my radio project this summer, and damn, it's radio hell now. Erie is comparable to places like Sheboygan, where all the translators go to kill radio.

The only areas where border stations have a heavy influence and also have revised Cancon rules (some percent less for border stations compared to non-border stations, I believe it's 20% vs. 35%) is Detroit and Buffalo. Montreal is widely listened to in northern New England as it's another border city, but it's mainly rural compared to the urban areas on the US side elsewhere, and the west coast (Vancouver, Seattle) seems to have their own markets and are separated by enough miles.


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