CKMW’s Change to FM Sparks Controversy
CKMW (1570 AM) was recently granted approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to move CKMW from the AM band to FM. No date has been set as of yet, but CKMW is planning on operating at 103.7 MHz in the near future.
This has caused a bit of uproar with the older residents in communities serviced by this station. Winkler resident John Klassen says;
I’ve always loved AM radio. I can turn the volume much higher without distorting the crisp sound, and it’s just so clear. FM is just evil. Guaranteed, CKMW will lose my loyalty. Besides, I’d have to buy a new radio; I can’t do that.
Nevertheless, the station and its parent company; Golden West Broadcasting, as planning on going ahead with the switch.