CFYK (AM)

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CFYK
CBCRadioOne.svg
City of license Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Broadcast area Mackenzie
Branding CBC Radio One
CBC North
Frequency 1340 kHz (AM)
First air date 1948
Format public broadcasting
Power 2,500 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning C F YellowKnife
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website CBC North

CFYK is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 1340 AM in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The station broadcasts the programming of the CBC Radio One network and locally produced programs.

Local programming[edit]

CFYK produces all of CBC Radio's local programs in the Northwest Territories, including The Trailbreaker on weekday mornings, the noon-hour program Northwind, Trail's End in the afternoons, and Northern Air on weekend mornings.

The station's afternoon programming also differs significantly from the rest of the network. Afternoon programming such as Q is pre-empted; instead, the station airs afternoon programming in First Nations languages:

  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.:Tide Godi, Dogrib
  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.:Le Got'she deh, Slavey
  • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.:Dene Dayalt'i, Dene Suline

CHAK in Inuvik, while airing the same regular local programming schedule as CFYK, produces a distinct schedule of First Nations programming in the afternoons.

Rebroadcasters/Transmitters[edit]

CFYK has the following rebroadcasters:

Rebroadcasters of CFYK
City of license Identifier Frequency RECNet CRTC Decision
Fort Simpson CBDO 690 AM (moving to 107.5 FM) Query [1]
Fort Smith CBDI 860 AM Query
Hay River CBDJ-FM 93.7 FM Query [2]
Fort Chipewyan, Alberta CBKE 1450 AM (moving to 99.9 FM) Query [3]
Behchoko CBQB-FM 105.1 FM Query
Fort Providence CBQC 1230 AM (moving to 98.9 FM) Query
Fort Resolution CBQD-FM 105.1 FM Query [4]
Fort Good Hope CBQE-FM 105.1 FM Query
Wrigley CBQG 1280 AM Query
Deline CBQO-FM 105.1 FM Query [5][6]

Relocations to FM[edit]

The CBC applied with the CRTC to convert the following AM transmitters to FM:

  • On April 19, 2013, applied to convert CBQC Fort Providence from 1230 kHz to 98.9 MHz.[7] The application was approved on September 19, 2013.[8]
  • On May 29, 2013, applied to convert CBDO Fort Simpson from 690 kHz to 107.5 MHz. This application was approved on October 16, 2013.[9]

Community-owned rebroadcasters[edit]

Rebroadcasters of CFYK
City of license Identifier Frequency RECNet CRTC Decision
Fort Liard CHFL-FM 107.1 FM Query
Kakisa VF2021 107.1 FM Query [10]

Unlicenced rebroadcasters[edit]

Rebroadcasters of CFYK
City of license Identifier Frequency RECNet CRTC Decision
Nahanni Butte VF2018 107.1 FM Query [11]
Lutselk'e VF2026 101.9 FM Query
Wha Ti VF2033 107.1 FM Query
Jean Marie River VF2056 107.1 FM Query [12]
Trout Lake VF2130 107.1 FM Query [13]
Wekweeti VF2132 107.1 FM Query
Gameti None 106.1 FM Query

Proposed conversion to FM[edit]

On July 10, 2012, the CBC applied to move CFYK from the AM band to the FM band at 98.9 MHz,[14] which was approved on November 7, 2012.[15] In addition, the new transmitter will broadcast at 5500 watts (up from the originally-proposed 1200 watts) on a non-directional antenna, with its effective height of antenna above average terrain increasing from 46.6 metres to 50 metres. In addition, the station will carry the CFYK-FM callsign, which is currently used for a local repeater of Vancouver's CBC Radio 2 outlet, CBU-FM, at 95.3 MHz; the repeater will be assigned a new callsign after CFYK AM transfers to FM.[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-552, CFYK Yellowknife – New transmitter at Fort Simpson, CRTC, October 16, 2013
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 88-20
  3. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-342, CFYK Yellowknife – New low-power transmitter at Fort Chipewyan, CRTC, July 18, 2013
  4. ^ Decision CRTC 94-804
  5. ^ Decision CRTC 94-167
  6. ^ Decision CRTC 2001-369
  7. ^ 2013-0592-0, Addition of a transmitter, CRTC, April 19, 2013
  8. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-500, CFYK Yellowknife – New transmitter at Fort Providence, CRTC, September 19, 2013
  9. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-552, CFYK Yellowknife – New transmitter at Fort Simpson, CRTC, October 16, 2013
  10. ^ Decision CRTC 86-501
  11. ^ Decision CRTC 86-506
  12. ^ Decision CRTC 86-517
  13. ^ Decision CRTC 91-199
  14. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2012-370, CRTC, July 10, 2012
  15. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-617 CFYK Yellowknife – Conversion to the FM band, CRTC, November 7, 2012
  16. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-635, November 28, 2013.

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