CKUE-FM

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CKUE-FM
City of license Chatham-Kent, Ontario
Broadcast area Chatham-Kent, Essex County/Windsor, Ontario
Branding 95.1 & 100.7 LiteFM
Slogan Windsor/Chatham-Kent's New Home for Lite Favourites
Frequency 95.1/100.7 (MHz)
Translator(s) 100.7 CKUE-FM-1
First air date October 6, 1999 on 94.3 FM
Format Soft adult contemporary
ERP 42,000 watts (CKUE-FM)
3,840 watts (CKUE-FM-1)
HAAT 133.5 m (CKUE-FM)
74.5 m (CKUE-FM-1)
Class B (CKUE-FM)
B1 (CKUE-FM-1)
Owner Blackburn Radio
Webcast Lite FM: Listen Live
Website Official website

CKUE-FM is a radio station located in Chatham-Kent, Ontario. Owned by Blackburn Radio, the station broadcasts a soft adult contemporary format under the name 95.1/100.7 Lite FM. The station broadcasts on 95.1 MHz, and operates a rebroadcaster serving the nearby Windsor market, CKUE-FM-1, on 100.7 MHz. Until 2014, the station broadcast an active rock format, before flipping to soft AC due to increased competition from Detroit's rock stations.

CKUE's main signal is broadcast from a tower a few kilometers west of the community of Chatham, Ontario with an effective radiated power of 42,000 watts.

History[edit]

As The Rock[edit]

CKUE's former logo as The Rock, used in variations since 2002

The station began operations on October 6, 1999 under the ownership of Bea-Ver Communications, broadcasting an active rock station on 94.3 FM.[1] On May 4, 2002, CKUE switched frequencies with its sister station CKSY to obtain its current frequency of 95.1 FM.

CKUE began operating a rebroadcaster serving the nearby Windsor market, CKUE-FM-1, in March 2004.[2] In 2005, Blackburn Radio acquired CKUE along with sister station CKSY. In September 2006, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved an application by Blackburn to move the Windsor signal from 95.1 to 100.7 MHz. This change allowed the Windsor and Chatham transmitters to increase their transmitter power.[3] [4]

During the 2004-2005, and 2005-2006 seasons of the Ontario Hockey League, 95.1 provided live coverage of Windsor Spitfires games, with Shadd Dales on play-by-play and Brendan McGuire on colour. They returned to CKLW in 2006.

As LiteFM[edit]

On January 30, 2014, CKUE-FM flipped from rock to a soft adult contemporary format branded as LiteFM. Station management cited increased competition from Detroit-based stations as reasoning for the change. CKUE's former website of CanadasRock.ca still runs the previous active rock format as an internet radio station.[5]

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Coordinates: 42°26′14″N 82°06′22″W / 42.43722°N 82.10611°W / 42.43722; -82.10611