Jeremy, I think your right, AM 900, now that I think of it, got my attention when we were on a family trip up there around 2005, the format was so unique to me, it really stuck out in my memory.
About AM 740, wasn't the Canadian allotment dark for a time after The Canadian government moved their public radio service to FM?
I know the nostalgia/big band format moved to AM 740 in January of 2001, from a weaker AM signal after the goverment decided to let them have the 50kW AM signal specifically because it was a format that catered to the 55+ age group?
Again my memory may be fuzzy on this, and I was so close to the WRPQ tower when I listened, I don't recall anything underneath it in about 97 or 98.
I'll have to look it up, but, I think AM 740 in Toronto was off for a while before the music format moved there.
Listening to AM 740 from Toronto now, they are a pretty decent sounding, oldies/lite/classic hits format, similiar in a way to our 87.7 FM. The only time I really check them out is after midnight when it's all automated.
I noticed they mostly just call it "Zoomer Radio" now, they sometimes say "96.7 downtown, 740AM everywhere else". Very different from a few years ago, still a cool station, very unique in this day and age.
I knew WRPQ got a translator, I didn't know they changed the format, I'm glad they kept it local tho, I liked it as 740 AM Stereo BARABOO, BARABOO, BARABOO!
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