Coordinates: 47°37′00″N 65°36′46″W / 47.61667°N 65.61278°W / 47.61667; -65.61278
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Broadcast areaBathurst
Frequency104.9 MHz (FM)
BrandingBounce 104.9
FormatAdult hits
First air date
April 18, 1955
Former frequencies
1400 kHz (AM) (1955-1966)
1360 kHz (1966-2003)
Technical information
ERP33,500 watts[2]
HAAT46.2 meters (152 ft)
WebcastListen Live

CKBC-FM (Bounce 104.9) is a Canadian radio station broadcasting in Bathurst, New Brunswick at 104.9 MHz with an effective radiated power of 33,500 watts. The station has been broadcasting since April 18, 1955.

The station is currently owned by Bell Media.


In 1954, Bathurst Broadcasting Co. Ltd. received approval to operate an English and French-language AM station with a power of 250 watts. CKBC was originally broadcast on 1400 kHz, and by 1966, had moved to 1360 kHz. The station increased power from 250 to 10,000 watts. Over the years, CKBC went through a number of ownerships. In 2002, CKBC and Telemedia Radio Atlantic's other radio stations were purchased by Astral Media. On November 14, 2003, CKBC was given approval to switch to the FM band.[3]

On June 27, 2013, the CRTC approved an application by Astral Media Inc. to sell its pay and specialty television channels, conventional television stations and radio stations to BCE Inc., including CKBC-FM.[4]

As part of a mass format reorganization by Bell Media, on May 18, 2021, CKBC flipped to adult hits, and adopted the Bounce branding.[5]

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 CFJR, which is to be sold to Maritime Broadcasting System.[6]



  1. ^ "Bell Media ends some CTV newscasts, sells radio stations in media shakeup amid layoffs". CTVNews. 8 February 2024. Retrieved 19 February 2024.
  2. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-54, CKBC-FM Bathurst - Technical change, CRTC, February 19, 2015
  3. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-572, CKBC Bathurst - Conversion to FM, CRTC, November 13, 2003
  4. ^ CRTC approves BCE’s bid to acquire Astral’s television and radio services Archived 2015-03-05 at the Wayback Machine, CRTC, June 27, 2013
  5. ^ "Bell Media Bounces 25 Stations Across Canada To New Variety Hits Brand - RadioInsight". 18 May 2021. Retrieved 19 February 2024.
  6. ^ 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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