CHKS FM 106.3 Sarnia, ON

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Slogan/Positioner: K106.3, Great Classics and the Best New Rock

Format: Rock

Web site: www.k106fm.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 50,000 watts / 407 feet / B, directional

FCC technical information (note: Canadian station data not regularly updated):

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More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • FM 106.3: CHKS 5/1999
  • AM 1110: CKTY 1988
  • AM 1250: CKJD 1968

Call Sign Origin:

On Air Dates:

  • June 16, 1999: 1:06pm on FM 106.3, testing started May 1999
  • 1977: 1110 AM; silent 7/1999
  • 1968: 1250 AM

Owner: Blackburn Radio

Telephone: (519) 432-5500

 

Notes/History:

  • 7/1999: AM 1110 goes silent.
  • 6/16/1999: Official launch of FM station at 1:06pm, country format of AM 1110 is dropped in favor of simulcast with 106.3.
  • 6/4/1999: New format on FM to be Modern Rock Hits as K-106- station is now playing songs that fit this format without DJ's. Format eventually evolves into Mainstream Rock.
  • 5/29/1999: FM Station is on the air testing, with an automated instrumental music loop tape.
  • 1998: CKTY 1110 AM is approved to move to 106.3 FM by CRTC.
  • 1994: Rogers Communications acquires Maclean-Hunter; Blue Water Broadcasting is spun off to Blackburn Radio.
  • 1988: Call sign changed to CKTY, format to Country.
  • 1987: CKJD and CJFI purchased by Blue Water Broadcasting, a subsidiary of Maclean-Hunter.
  • 1981: Rogers launches sister station CJFI FM 99.9.
  • 1977: Frequency change to 1110 AM.
  • 1972: Acquired by Rogers Communications.
  • 1968: On air at 1250 AM as CKJD, owner is Dancy Broadcasting.

 


 

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