CKQM-FM

Coordinates: 44°19′41″N 78°17′58″W / 44.32806°N 78.29944°W / 44.32806; -78.29944
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CKQM-FM
Broadcast areaPeterborough County
Frequency105.1 MHz (FM)
BrandingPure Country 105
Programming
FormatCountry
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
Ownership
Owner
CKPT-FM
History
First air date
September 16, 1977
Call sign meaning
CK Quality Music
Technical information
ClassB
ERP7,500 watts
HAAT277.5 meters (910 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteiheartradio.ca/purecountry/peterborough

CKQM-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 105.1 FM in Peterborough, Ontario. Owned by Bell Media, the station airs a country format branded as Pure Country 105. It is a sister station of CKPT-FM.

History[edit]

In 1976, Radio CKPT 1420 Ltd. (a division of CHUM Limited), received CRTC approval to operate a new commercial FM station at Peterborough. It would broadcast on a frequency of 105.1 MHz and have an effective radiated power of 50,000 watts (horizontal & vertical). The station was launched on September 16, 1977 with a MOR format. The call sign meaning for CKQM-FM "Quality Music".

In 1983, CKQM switched to a country format in October that year, becoming Country 105.

On March 24, 2009, CKQM received approval by the CRTC to decrease the effective radiated power from 50,000 watts to 7,500 watts, and increasing height above average terrain from 91.5 to 277.5 meters.[1] In FM Broadcasting, effective radiated power is Inversely proportional to antenna height.

On May 13, 2011, the CRTC denied an application by CTV Inc.to modify the technical parameters of CKQM, by increasing effective radiated power from 7,500 watts to 14,000 watts (non-directional antenna) with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 277.5 metres. [2]

CKQM has been a country station since 1983 as Country 105 in Peterborough. On May 28, 2019, CKQM and many other Bell Media owned country stations rebranded as Pure Country.

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 CKQM, which is to be sold to Durham Radio.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-155, CKQM-FM Peterborough – Technical changes, CRTC, March 24, 2009
  2. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-320, CKQM-FM Peterborough – Technical change, CRTC, May 13, 2011
  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.

External links[edit]

44°19′41″N 78°17′58″W / 44.32806°N 78.29944°W / 44.32806; -78.29944