Rebel has not been able to make the move down to 101.7 because of "technical issues". I suspect because of a very strong signal that a US rock station puts out into Ottawa at 101.5 might be causing too much interference. They have changed format but just not the frequency for now.
According to Fagstein's blog, CFNV 940AM, a French news-talk radio will launch very soon.
The French ID translates to about that: "You’re listening to CFVN 940AM, new TTP Media’s talk-radio. If you notice a reception or interference problem of the radio signal, please contact us, toll free 1-855-732-5940. Thank you and stay tuned, the regular programmation of CFNV 940AM will start soon." There are other versions of this ID, but they all say about the same.
In Montreal, CITE-FM 107.3 now broadcasts CJAD-800 on HD2 and TSN-690 on HD3. That makes CITE the first Montreal station to broadcast in HD (not counting WVPS Burlington VT). CITE, CJAD and TSN are owned by Bell Media.
VANCOUVER — One of Canada’s largest and most passionate sports markets is about to get a lot more premium sports content, as Sportsnet will launch a new, all-sports radio station – Sportsnet 650 – in Vancouver this fall.
Rogers Media will acquire the Vancouver AM station CISL subject to approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), and will change the station’s format to all-sports. The transaction is expected to close in summer 2017.
Rogers is acquiring CISL 650 in Vancouver from Newcap, and will be dropping its adult standards format for sports talk as Sportsnet 650. Rogers already stole the Vancouver Canucks and Blue Jays radio rights away from Bell for their next seasons, so I begin to wonder if CFTE even needs an overflow station anymore...
This will be its second ownership change in half a decade (thank you, Bell/Astral merger).