Broadcast areaTruro
Frequency99.5 MHz (FM)
BrandingPure Country 99.5
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
OwnerBell Media
Pending sale to Maritime Broadcasting System [1]
First air date
September 10, 1947 as CKCL
Former frequencies
1400 kHz (AM) (1947–1956)
600 kHz (1956–2001)
Call sign meaning
C(K)at CounTrY (former branding)
Technical information
ERP16,750 watts
WebcastListen Live

CKTY-FM (99.5 MHz) is a radio station in Truro, Nova Scotia. Owned by Bell Media, it broadcasts a country format branded as Pure Country 99.5.


Former logo as Cat Country 99.5

The station has been on the air since September 10, 1947. It originally broadcast at 1400 AM as CKCL then to 600 in 1956, and received CRTC approval to move to 99.5 FM in 2001 after shutting down the AM 600 frequency.[2]

CKTY was formerly the callsign of a now-defunct AM radio station in Sarnia, Ontario, which moved to the FM dial and is now CHKS-FM. CKCL was also a former callsign of a radio station in Toronto, Ontario in the 1920s.[3]

On July 5, 2013, it and CKTO-FM were acquired by Bell Media as part of their acquisition of Astral Media. On May 28, 2019, the station was renamed Pure Country 99.5 as part of a nationwide rebranding of all Bell Media country stations.[4]

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 CKTY, which is to be sold to the Maritime Broadcasting System.[5]


  1. ^ "Bell Media ends some CTV newscasts, sells radio stations in media shakeup amid layoffs". CTVNews. 8 February 2024. Retrieved 19 February 2024.
  2. ^ "Decision CRTC 2001-160". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. 2 March 2001. Retrieved 2009-03-31.
  3. ^ "Stations on the air in 1925". Canadian communications foundation. Archived from the original on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2009-03-31.
  4. ^ "Pure Country: Nationwide rebrand gives new name to Big Dog 92.7". CTV News Regina. 2019-05-28. Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  5. ^ 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.

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