- "CKKI" redirects here. For the former radio station in Kimberley, British Columbia, see CHDR-FM.
|City of license||Kahnawake, Quebec|
|Broadcast area||Montreal, Quebec|
|Branding||89.9 KIC Country Montreal|
|Frequency||89.9 MHz (FM)|
|Former frequencies||106.7 MHz (pirate)|
(Brian Moon, in his capacity as General Manager of Kahnawake Keeps It Country Station)
CKKI-FM (89.9 KiC Country Montreal) is a Canadian radio station in the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, near Montreal, Quebec, which operates at 89.9 MHz FM. The station airs a country music format. Its on-air studios are located on Route 207, with production studios in Mercier. Competition comes from French talk-country radio station CJMS 1040 AM and American station WVNV of Malone, New York, which only reaches Montreal's West Island.
In December 2009, the station originally operated as an unlicensed station on 106.7 FM, the frequency previously used by a local Aboriginal Voices repeater. It was granted a license to operate on 89.9 FM on September 29, 2011, by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The station was licensed by the CRTC as a dual-language English / Mohawk station on the Sovereign Territory of Kahnawake, with 126 hours of local programming—120 hours featuring country music, and 6 hours of spoken word and talk programming, 5% in Mohawk, with the remainder in English. The station will feature and sponsor music and concerts featuring local Mohawk and other Native artists.
CKKI features Chris Reiser mornings, Johnny Jordan at lunchtime, Ted Bird in the afternoons and Dave and Dave evenings. On the weekend, Casey Clark's Country Countdown and Ted Rupe's Country Spotlight are featured.
On February 6, 2015, Bird hosted his last show, as he moved on to CHSV-FM 106.7 "The Jewel" as new morning show host. Bird stated his move was due to having more resources and better business plan. He also stated that he has nothing against the station.
- Fagstein: "Coming soon: A reborn (and legal) KKIC Radio", October 29, 2011.
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-630
- It's been a week of big radio changes in CANADA, Scott Fybush, Northeast Radio Watch @ Fybush.com
- 89.9 Kic Country
- CKKI-FM history - Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CKKI-FM
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