CBKF-FM

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CBKF-FM
City Regina, Saskatchewan
Broadcast area Saskatchewan
Branding Ici Radio-Canada Première
Frequency 97.7 MHz (FM)
First air date April 24, 1975
Format public broadcasting
ERP vertical polarization:
5.6 kWs
horizontal polarization:
22.3 kWs
HAAT 146.2 meters (480 ft)
Class B
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website Radio-Canada Saskatchewan

CBKF-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts the programming of Radio-Canada's Ici Radio-Canada Première network at 97.7 FM in Regina, Saskatchewan.

History[edit]

The station was launched on April 24, 1975. In 1973, two years prior to the station's launch, the network also purchased two established francophone community radio stations, CFRG in Gravelbourg and CFNS in Saskatoon, and converted them to rebroadcasters of CBKF. The stations were recalled as CBKF-1 and CBKF-2, respectively.

The CFRG calls are now used by a privately owned French-language community station in Gravelbourg operating at 93.1 FM.

A community group in Prince Albert, the Société canadienne-française de Prince Albert, currently holds a separate license to rebroadcast CBKF's programming in that city.[1]

On May 30, 2013, the CRTC approved the CBC's request to increase CBKF-FM's wattage from 13,700 watts to 22,300 watts, with a decrease in the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 153 to 146.2 metres.[2]

Programming[edit]

The station's current local programs are Point du jour, in the mornings from 6:00 a.m. to 9 a.m. and Pour faire un monde in the afternoons, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Saturday morning program, Les samedis du monde, originates from CKSB-10-FM Winnipeg is heard tape delayed from March to November or live from November to March from 7:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. On holidays, CKSB-10-FM produces holiday morning program for western Canada - Les matins de l'Ouest. Le monde chez nous a documentary series produced by Vancouver's CBUF-FM, replaces regional drive programming on Première outlets in western Canada. For several years, CBKF-FM also used to broadcast a Sunday morning Catholic Mass from the Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Cathedral in Gravelbourg.

Transmitters[edit]

Rebroadcasters of CBKF-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet
Bellegarde CBKF-FM-4 91.9 FM 4,700 watts B Query
Gravelbourg CBKF-1 690 AM 5,000 watts B Query
North Battleford CBKF-FM-5 96.9 FM 9,600 watts B Query
Prince Albert CKSF-FM 90.1 FM 3,000 watts B Query
Saskatoon CBKF-2 860 AM 10,000 watts B Query
Zenon Park CBKF-FM-3 93.5 FM 1,340 watts B Query

References[edit]

  1. ^ CRTC Decision 2005-346.
  2. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-270, CBKF-FM Regina – Technical amendment

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°28′58″N 104°30′23″W / 50.48278°N 104.50639°W / 50.48278; -104.50639