CKPC-FM

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CKPC-FM
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City of license Brantford, Ontario
Branding "Jewel 92"
Slogan "Lite & Refreshing"
Frequency 92.1MHz (FM)
Format Soft Adult Contemporary
ERP 80 kW
Class C1
Callsign meaning CK Preston, Canada
Owner Evanov Communications
Webcast Listen live
Website Jewel 92

CKPC-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 92.1 FM from 571 West Street in Brantford, Ontario. The station broadcasts a Soft AC music format, with a mix of oldies and an evening adult standards program known as The Lounge. It is known on air as '"Lite and Refreshing Jewel 92'" or simply, "Jewel 92." The station's signal also broadcasts to nearby Hamilton and Kitchener, and it was reported by Mediabase as a Hamilton station as a competitor to Hamilton's AC station 102.9 K-Lite FM. CKPC can also be well received to the south in Erie, Pennsylvania and extreme Western New York. It was removed from Mediabase's add board following rebranding, but Nielsen BDS continued to report CKPC-FM on the Canadian AC panel for a little while.

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Timeline[edit]

  • 1933 - Florence Dolph Buchanan, who was among the first women in broadcasting (and the first woman in Canada to own/operate a radio station), took control of her father's radio station and moved it to Brantford.
  • 1947 - CKPC-AM applies for an FM licence.
  • 1949 - CKPC-FM begins broadcasting at 94.7 FM at 250 watts, simulcasting CKPC (AM).
  • 1955 - Frequency moved to 92.1 FM.
  • 1961 - Signal increased to 450 watts, and began limited independent programming.
  • 1968 - Signal increased to 10,200 watts.
  • 1971 - Station became totally independent of CKPC-AM
  • 1972 - Richard Buchanan purchases the station from his mother.
  • 1976 - Signal increased to 50,000 watts.
  • 2008 - Signal increased to 80,000 watts. [1]
  • 2008 - Richard Buchanan July 29 loses battle with cancer
  • 2009 - Telephone City Broadcast Limited is purchased by Evanov Communications. [2]
  • 2009 - Station name changed from "FM 92.1" to "The New 92"; format moves from hot adult contemporary to adult contemporary
  • 2010 - Station rebrands as The Jewel or Jewel 92.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-678
  2. ^ Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2009-634, CRTC, October 8, 2009. See 2009-0981-4 (August 28, 2009) under Appendix 1 to Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2009-634

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Coordinates: 43°15′49″N 80°18′31″W / 43.26361°N 80.30861°W / 43.26361; -80.30861