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City of license Kitchener, Ontario
Broadcast area Waterloo Region
Branding Ninety-One-Five - The Beat
Slogan "Hit Music Radio"
Frequency 91.5 MHz (FM)
First air date 2004
Format contemporary hit radio
ERP 3,600 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning C Kitchener's BeaT
Owner Corus Entertainment
(Corus Radio)
Sister stations CJDV-FM
Website 91.5 The Beat

CKBT-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 91.5 FM in Kitchener, Ontario from the Global TV tower at 475 Ayr Road. The station broadcasts a contemporary hit radio format branded as 91.5 The Beat, with offices in Kitchener.


The station was launched by CanWest Global in January 2004.[1] The original studios were at 235 King Street East, Suite 120, Kitchener.

91.5 The Beat logo used from 2004 - 2007

The station originally aired a rhythmic top 40 format (e.g. hip hop, reggae and R&B), until switching to its current format in 2005.

In September 2006, Corus Entertainment, already owner of CJDV-FM in nearby Cambridge, announced it would buy CKBT and Winnipeg's CJZZ-FM (now CJGV-FM) from CanWest, subject to Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approval. The transaction was approved by the CRTC on July 6, 2007,[2] and as of July 29, 2007, CKBT was officially made part of Corus Entertainment's radio properties.

On August 14, 2009, CKBT moved into a new broadcast facility with brother station CJDV-FM at 50 Sportsworld Crossing Road, Kitchener.

Current programming[edit]

  • The Beat Breakfast with Carlos, Sophie & Dave (Weekday Mornings from 5:30am-9:30am)
  • Rob Daniels (Weekdays 9:00am-2:00pm)
  • Kara Judge (Weekdays 2:00pm-6:00pm)
  • The Beat Mix At Six featuring DJ Flash (Weeknights 6:00pm-7:00pm)
  • Kendra (Weeknights 7:00pm-12:00am)
  • Lee and Wil Smith (Weekends)
  • American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest (Saturdays 12:00pm-4:00pm)
  • CLUB 915 featuring DJ Flash, DJ Matt Hodge, DJ White Gold & DJ Zoltan (Saturdays 8p-10p)
  • Old Skool Sunday with Stacey Thompson (Sundays 11:00am-5:00pm)


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Coordinates: 43°15′39″N 80°26′38″W / 43.26083°N 80.44389°W / 43.26083; -80.44389