Several of you have asked for Toronto IDs (and more Canada in general), and at long last I’m happy to be able to oblige, with even more coming next week.
A few notes about Canadian IDs: as best I can tell, Industry Canada requires only a callsign ID once an hour, with no requirement for the city-of-license piece that makes a US legal ID “legal.” So as long as there’s a callsign in there, I’ll post it. And even there, the rules seem to be enforced unevenly at best. The big owners (think Bell and Corus and such) have become much better in the last few years about doing hourly callsign IDs in big markets, which makes me suspect that someone at Industry Canada quietly did some cracking down somewhere along the way. It’s still hit-or-miss (and mostly “miss”) when it comes to smaller owners and smaller markets. Don’t even ask about the CBC; whether or not the letter of the law requires hourly callsign IDs (as, for instance, the late Dr. Bruce Elving insisted), the Corporation hasn’t done callsign IDs on its stations in many years, offering up only something like “You’re listening to CBC Radio 2, 92.9 in Kingston” after the hourly newscast.