Wind Mobile continues to expand wireless service into new cities

Wind Mobile said this week it has officially launched wireless network coverage in Abbotsford, British Columbia and Cambridge, Ontario. The company also said it was in the final stages of testing in London Ontario with service beginning very soon.

In fact, Digital Home readers report that service is already available in London along with several new stores at Dundas and Richmond and the Sherwood forest malls.

Funny Radio launching in London on New Year’s Day

Montreal based Astral Radio said today it will be launching a comedy radio station in London Ontario on New Year’s day.

Funny 1410 AM, which Astral says is Canada’s first all comedy radio, will feature comedy bits featuring the biggest names in stand up from Canada and around the world.

Rogers Cable begins trial of Digital Starter Pack in London

Rogers Cable has announced it will begin trials of a new TV package in London, Ontario next week called the Digital Starter Pack.

Available beginning November 8th and running until the end of March 2012, the Digital Starter Pack will include what Rogers calls “86 core TV channels” for $20.29 per month. Rogers says the price includes all monthly fees.

CBC to launch radio stations in London and Kitchener in 2012

CBC announced today it will introduce new radio stations and internet services for the London area and the Kitchener-Waterloo region beginning in the fall of 2012. Earlier this year, the public broadcaster announced new stations in Kelowna, Kamloops and Victoria.

CHCH-TV Hamilton completes the digital OTA transition

CHCH-TV, Hamilton, Ontario is making the analog to digital transition two weeks ahead of deadline. Rather than waiting for the August 31 deadline, CHCH says it will make the switch today, Monday August 15th, at 9:30 a.m, moving from analog over-the-air transmitters to digital.

Free FM launched in London Ontario

A new FM radio station, dubbed Free FM, began operation yesterday in London Ontario.

Owned by Blackburn Radio, CKLO-FM is an English language adult alternative station broadcasting from a 10,000 watt transmitter on the frequency 98.1 FM.

CRTC approves DTV transmitter for CHCH in London

In a broadcasting decision handed down today, the CRTC has approved an application to add a digital transmitter for CHCH-TV to serve London Ontario.

Rogers buys radio stations in London and Edmonton

Rogers Broadcasting has announced the purchase of radio stations in London Ontario and Edmonton Alberta from Chum Radio.

On Monday, Rogers said it would purchase London radio station BOB-FM (CHST-FM). On Tuesday, the company announced it was buying Bounce (CHBN-FM) in Edmonton.