CKNL-FM
Broadcast areaPeace River Regional District
Frequency101.5 MHz (FM)
BrandingBounce 101.5
Programming
FormatAdult hits
Ownership
Owner
CHRX-FM
History
First air date
June 20, 1962
Call sign meaning
CK NorthLand
Technical information
ClassB
ERP40,000 watts
Links
WebcastListen live
Websiteiheartradio.ca/bounce/fort-st-john

CKNL-FM is a Canadian radio station that broadcasts an adult hits format at 101.5 FM in Fort St. John, British Columbia. The station is branded as Bounce 101.5 and is owned by Bell Media.

The station originally began broadcasting June 20, 1962 at 970 AM, and later moved to 560 AM and finally to the FM dial at 101.5 FM in 2003.[1] When the FM flip was approved, the station was to continue the country format of the former 560 CKNL. However, likely in response to the recent licensing of CKFU-FM in the same market at that time, when the station flipped to FM the format was switched to a rock station as 101.5 The Bear.

As part of a mass format reorganization by Bell Media, on May 18, 2021, CKNL flipped to adult hits under the Bounce branding.[2]

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 CKNL, which is to be sold to Vista Radio.[3]

Rebroadcasters

References

  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-16
  2. ^ Bell Media Bounces 25 Stations Across Canada to New Variety Hits Brand
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Decision CRTC 91-10

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