[Other Topic] Ear Falls, Canada to get 1st FM station


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Ear Falls, a community of about 1,000 people that's approximately 100 miles northeast of Kenora by air, is poised to get its first FM signal. The CRTC has granted an application by Acadia Broadcasting to convert CKDR-4 from AM 1450 to FM 97.5, using 50 Watts. CKDR-4 is one of several rebroadcasters of Acadia's CKDR-FM/92.7 (Dryden), which carries an Adult Contemporary format. Currently, Ear Falls is outside of the range of any regular FM reception. The only other station in town is CBC Radio One's CBOI/690. Both AM stations use 40 Watts.


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That far out is almost certainly further away from a hospital than I ever want to be again.


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