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#1 2010-09-18 14:50:35

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CJCS AM and MIX FM Sold

CJCS AM and MIX FM Sold - Fri. September 17
A change is taking place in the local media landscape.Pending approval from the Canadian radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), 1240 CJCS and 1077 MIX-FM have been sold to Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc. The sale was announced jointly this morning by Steve Rae, President of Raedio Inc, the owners of CJCS-Am and CHGK-FM, and Christopher Grossman, President and CEO of Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc.In making the announcement, Steve Rae noted that he and his wife Carolyn feel strong emotions about the sale since the stations have been such a big part of their lives. He added that they are thrilled for area listeners, clients and staff knowing that a very dynamic radio company will take over stewardship of these stations and advance the service to the Stratford area.The purchase of CJCS and CHGK will bring the total number of HBG radio properties in Ontario to 15. It marks the companyís second broadcast expansion into the Southwestern Ontario market.HBG also owns and operates CKJN Caledonia/Haldimand County. HBG president Grossman says heís very excited about the purchase and says the stations will be marquee performers in the company. Haliburton Broadcasting Group owns and operates 14 radio stations and signals throughout Ontario including Haliburton, Huntsville and North Bay with a strong focus on local information and service to the community.


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#2 2010-09-20 18:31:06

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i am sure the computer progaming will remains as dull as ever...............

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#3 2011-03-08 23:32:04

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Two lose their jobs in takeover
By BRIAN SHYPULA BEACON HERALD STAFF

 

CJCS 1240 and 107.7 Mix FM have lost two employees, including news director Kirk Dickson, in the takeover by Haliburton Broadcasting Group.

Dickson and receptionist Shelly Gansevles weren't offered contracts by Haliburton, which took over the Stratford radio stations from Steve and Carolyn Rae of Raedio Inc. on Friday.
Dickson, a four-decade veteran of the broadcast industry, was caught off guard, learning he was out of a job when the Raes broke the news to him in person during a visit to his Waterloo home on Saturday.
When the sale of the stations was announced last September, Steve Rae told The Beacon Herald that staff, including on-air personalities, would continue with the stations.
"It's one of the things that we worked very hard on in this agreement to achieve," Rae said at the time. "They're like family to us."
Dickson said those same assurances come as recently as the week before the sale became final.
"But I guess something happened late Friday or Friday just before the close," he said in a phone interview on Monday.
Dickson said the settlement he received from the Raes was fair and had nothing but praise for his former bosses.
"I'm sure it was a tough day for Steve and Carolyn. They have been really a class act to work for."
Steve Rae declined comment Monday about the staffing cuts.
Haliburton president and chief executive Christopher Grossman and vice-president of programming operations Ross Davies were not immediately available to comment yesterday.
Haliburton owns 13 stations under the Moose brand in communities such as Timmins, North Bay, Parry Sound and Bancroft and the New FM 105.5 in Huntsville.

When the Stratford sale was announced, Rae said the company's experience in small-market radio was an appealing factor.
Dickson spent a total of about 6-1/2 years with CJCS, interrupted at roughly the midway point when he left for a three-month stint at the Broadcast News Network in Toronto.
He said he wished he could have said goodbye to listeners, some of whom may have been left wondering and disappointed when he wasn't on the air with morning show host Eddie Matthews yesterday.
"I don't say that egotistically, it's just that we do get a lot of e-mails and phone calls from people who express that they enjoy listening to Eddie and I every morning and it kind of starts their day off right and all that kind of stuff," Dickson said.
The 60-year-old said he has a few "irons in the fire" to stay in broadcasting, although not in Stratford, and opportunities in voice work and possibly print media.
He said he will always have fond memories and appreciate his time in the city.
bshypula@bowesnet.com


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#4 2011-03-10 10:32:37

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So they are going even more automated. Don't need any people now.

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#5 2011-03-10 18:48:56

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"on air personalities"   can be from another location yet seem to be local when you turn on your little magic box........

the corporation has a "right size" policy that will eliminate duplicity........and improve utilization of human resources...............and gros margin and profit......

the shareholders must have profit or the corporation will die a humiliating death like omniglobe..............

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#6 2011-03-12 20:18:11

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as long as they keep the snow report and school closures. That is the ONLY time we tune into CJCS.

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#7 2011-03-13 13:19:37

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yah  i concurr,,,otherwise it is quite painful......................

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#8 2012-04-26 20:46:10

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Stratford radio stations part of sale

Thursday, April 26, 2012




Vista Radio, along with Westerkirk Capital, has purchased Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc. and its 24 small to mid-market radio stations in Ontario. 

CJCS Radio in Stratford is owned and operated by Haliburton Broadcasting and is among the 24 stations involved in the sale.

Vista Radio is a 38-station chain based in western Canada and the Yukon. Founded by its senior management team in 2004, Vista has grown from one to 38 broadcast licenses serving over 50 communities throughout British Columbia, Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

Haliburton was founded in 1997 and operates 24 radio stations throughout Ontario, primarily under the MooseFM brand, with stations throughout Muskoka cottage country and as far north as Timmins and surrounding communities and as far south as Niagara. 

The sale of the Stratford stations to Haliburton closed March 4, 2011. The parent company (Raedio), owned by Steve and Carolyn Rae, sold both the AM station (CJCS AM 1240) and the FM station (Mix 107.7) to Haliburton.


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