CJTK-FM

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CJTK-FM
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City of license Sudbury, Ontario
Branding KFM
Slogan Today's Christian radio
Frequency 95.5 MHz (FM)
First air date 1997
Format Christian
ERP 8.1 kW
Class B1
Callsign meaning Christ Jesus The King
Owner Eternacom
Website www.kfmradio.ca

CJTK-FM is a Canadian radio station, which airs Christian music and programming at 95.5 FM in Sudbury, Ontario. The station is owned by Eternacom, and was licensed by the CRTC in 1997. The station is branded as KFM and uses one of the current slogans as "Today's Christian radio", "Northern Ontario's Christian Radio", "Music You Can Believe In" and "Christian Radio for Life".

History[edit]

On June 6, 1997, Curtis Belcher, the owner of Enternacom Inc., received CRTC approval to operate a new Christian music radio station in Sudbury and began broadcasting later that same year.[1]

In 2000, the station received approval to add an FM rebroadcaster at North Bay to operate on the frequency, 89.5 MHz.[2] In 2005, CJTK applied to change North Bay's frequency from 89.5 to 107.3 FM, although when the application was approved, the station would operate at 103.5 MHz instead. Once the change from 89.5 to 103.5 took place, the CJTK-FM-1 operating at 89.5 was deleted. On December 5, 2005, CJTK received approval to add a rebroadcaster at Little Current on the frequency, 102.1 MHz and began broadcasting in September 2006. A repeater was also added in Elliot Lake on 102.5 MHz in 2008.

In 2001, Eternacom launched a sister station, CKBB, airing tourist information programming at 102.9 FM in Sudbury. CKBB went dark in 2005.

The Canadian Communications Foundation website reports that in 2007, Eternacom received approval to change the authorized contours of CJTK-FM by increasing effective radiated power from 1,400 watts to 8,100 watts. It's uncertain if there's any CRTC decision references regarding the power increase to 8.1 kW.

In 2009, CJTK adopted its current logo and branding as KFM. Both the current and the former logo are still used on CJTK's website. The station's former brandings were known as K95.5, or just simply the K and was also used on CJTK's other repeaters.

CJTK will be the new play-by-play voice of the Sudbury Wolves for the upcoming 2009-2010 Ontario Hockey League season.[3] The Sudbury Wolves games were formerly aired on CIGM.

On October 11, 2011, Eternacom Inc. applied to add a new low-power FM transmitter in Mattawa, Ontario, which will rebroadcast the programming of CJTK-FM-1 North Bay. The proposed new FM transmitter was approved on December 6, 2011 and will operate in Mattawa at 93.9 MHz. This will be Mattawa's first local FM signal in that community.[4]

Transmitters[edit]

Rebroadcasters of CJTK-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
North Bay CJTK-FM-1 103.5 FM 800 watts A Query 2005-392
Little Current CJTK-FM-2 102.1 FM 1,300 watts A Query 2005-577
Elliot Lake CJTK-FM-3 102.5 FM 865 watts A Query 2008-105
Mattawa CJTK-FM-4 93.9 FM 50 watts LP Query 2011-750

The rebroadcaster in North Bay airs its own separate morning program, but simulcasts the Sudbury station the rest of the time. Eternacom also has a rebroadcaster at Elliot Lake, which also offers some local programming.

CJTK also has future plans of rebroadcasting their signal to other communities in Northern Ontario.

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Coordinates: 46°31′24″N 80°59′59″W / 46.52333°N 80.99972°W / 46.52333; -80.99972