The FM dial in Southern Ontario is extremely crowded. Not only are there plenty of signals emanating from Toronto and the surrounding area, but broadcasters have to be mindful of stations in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. This is why we’ve been told many times in the past that as far as Toronto is concern, FM is full.
Yet apparently not. In the past decade, a couple of new stations have been shoehorned in, including G98.7 and Pride FM at 103.9. Now there’s talk of using 102.7 mhz.
The CRTC will consider a number of applications on May 13. Several low-power stations want to move to 102.7 or use it as a repeater to increase their range. There are a few new proposals for ethic formats, too. We’ll see.