CKLY-FM
Broadcast areaLindsay
Kawartha Lakes
Frequency91.9 MHz (FM)
BrandingBounce 91.9
Programming
FormatAdult hits
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
December 8, 1955
Former frequencies
910 kHz (AM) (1955–1998)
Call sign meaning
C Kawartha Lakes & LindsaY (broadcast area)
Technical information
ClassB
ERP7,560 watts average
11,400 watts peak
HAAT131 meters (430 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteiheartradio.ca/bounce/lindsay

CKLY-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 91.9 FM in Lindsay, Ontario. The station broadcasts an adult hits format branded as Bounce 91.9.

History

The station was launched on December 8, 1955 on 910 AM, owned by Greg-May Broadcasting and licensed to the community of Lindsay. It was acquired by McNabb Broadcasting in 1981, and by Centario Communications in 1993.[1]

On January 7, 1998, Centario received permission from the CRTC to convert CKLY to the FM band at 91.9 MHz with an effective radiated power of 14,000 watts.[2] CKLY-FM began on-air testing in early April 1998 with low power from a tower at the studio location. Full-power tests began a short time later from a new tower located at the AM transmitter site. The station officially signed on at 91.9 FM in May branded as Y92 retaining the "CKLY" call letters.[3] According to the Canadian Communications Foundation, the CKLY 910 AM transmitter was shut down on May 24, 1998.

The station was acquired by CHUM Limited on December 21, 2000,[4] and by CTVglobemedia, now Bell Media on March 23, 2007.[5]

On May 19, 2005, CKLY was given approval to decrease average effective radiated power from 14,000 to 5,270 watts (maximum ERP from 27,500 to 11,400 watts), to increase antenna height (from 45 to 131 metres EHAAT) and to relocate the transmitter.[6]

On August 22, 2005, CKLY adopted the Bob FM branding and adult hits format.

On July 8, 2008, long-time CKLY owner Pete McNabb died at the Victoria Manor in Lindsay. McNabb owned CKLY for 25 years, from 1961 to 1986.

In 2011, the station was acquired by Bell Media.[7]

As part of a mass format reorganization, it was rebranded as Bounce 91.9 on May 18, 2021.[8]

On February 8, 2024, Bell announced a restructuring that included the sale of 45 of its 103 radio stations to seven buyers, subject to approval by the CRTC, including CKLY, which is to be sold to Durham Radio.[9] [10]

References

  1. ^ Decision CRTC 93-325, Acquisition of assets, CRTC, July 30, 1993
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 98-4, Conversion of CKLY from AM to FM, CRTC, January 7, 1998
  3. ^ CKLY (910) has turned on the transmitter of CKLY-FM (91.9), North East Radio Watch - bostonradio.org, May 14, 1998
  4. ^ Decision CRTC 2000-768, Acquisition of assets of CKLY-FM, CRTC, December 21, 2000
  5. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-100, Acquisition of assets - Corporate reorganization, CRTC, March 23, 2007
  6. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-204, CKLY-FM City of Kawartha Lakes (Lindsay) - Technical change, CRTC, May 19, 2005
  7. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-516, Various radio programming undertakings in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia – Acquisition of assets (corporate reorganization), CRTC, August 22, 2011
  8. ^ Bell Media Bounces 25 Stations Across Canada to New Variety Hits Brand
  9. ^ Hudes, Sammy (8 February 2024). "'Not a viable business anymore': Bell Media selling 45 radio stations amid layoffs". Toronto Star. The Canadian Press. Retrieved 8 February 2024.
  10. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2024-148, CRTC, July 2, 2024

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