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:
On July 10, 2012, the CBC applied to move CFYK from the AM band to the FM band at 98.9 MHz, which was approved on November 7, 2012. 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 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.