CBTK-FM

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CBTK-FM
Cbc radio one kelowna.svg
City Kelowna, British Columbia
Broadcast area Southern Interior
Branding CBC Radio One
Frequency 88.9 MHz (FM)
First air date 1987
Format public broadcasting
ERP 5.2 kW
horizontal polarization only
HAAT 507.8 meters (1,666 ft)
Class C
Transmitter coordinates 49°58′0″N 119°31′44″W / 49.96667°N 119.52889°W / 49.96667; -119.52889 (CBTK-FM 88.9 Kelowna)
Callsign meaning Canadian Broadcasting Corporation T Kelowna
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website CBC British Columbia

CBTK-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts the programming of the CBC Radio One network in Kelowna, British Columbia. The station broadcasts at FM 88.9 MHz in Kelowna.

History[edit]

The station was launched in 1987.[1] Prior to its launch, CBC Radio programming aired in Kelowna on private affiliate CKOV 630 in the AM band, while most of its other transmitters were rebroadcasters of Vancouver's CBU.

Local programming[edit]

CBTK-FM produces its own local morning show, Daybreak South, as well as a local afternoon show, Radio West, which airs across the whole interior of British Columbia.[2]

Rebroadcasters[edit]

Rebroadcasters of CBTK-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision Notes
Trail CBTA-FM 94.9 FM 13,500 watts C Query 85-659 49°5′33″N 117°49′16″W / 49.09250°N 117.82111°W / 49.09250; -117.82111 (CBTA-FM 94.9 Trail)
Crawford Bay CBTE-FM 89.9 FM 135 watts A1 Query 84-797 49°38′54″N 116°50′57″W / 49.64833°N 116.84917°W / 49.64833; -116.84917 (CBTE-FM 89.9 Crawford Bay)
Kaslo CBUG 860 AM 40 watts LP Query 49°54′29″N 116°53′59″W / 49.90806°N 116.89972°W / 49.90806; -116.89972 (CBUG 860 Kaslo)
Fernie CBTN-FM 97.7 FM 323 watts A Query 49°29′18″N 115°03′51″W / 49.48833°N 115.06417°W / 49.48833; -115.06417 (CBTN-FM 97.7 Fernie)
Sparwood CBYS-FM 105.7 FM 978 watts A Query 49°42′40″N 114°52′46″W / 49.71111°N 114.87944°W / 49.71111; -114.87944 (CBYS-FM 105.7 Sparwood)
Penticton CBTP-FM 93.7 FM 1,840 watts B Query 85-538 49°31′44″N 119°38′29″W / 49.52889°N 119.64139°W / 49.52889; -119.64139 (CBTP-FM 93.7 Penticton)
Osoyoos CBUB-FM 95.3 FM 236 watts A1 Query 49°6′6″N 119°34′42″W / 49.10167°N 119.57833°W / 49.10167; -119.57833 (CBUB-FM 95.3 Osoyoos)
Creston CBTS-FM 100.3 FM 140 watts B Query 86-723 49°9′56″N 116°40′43″W / 49.16556°N 116.67861°W / 49.16556; -116.67861 (CBTS-FM 100.3 Creston)
Keremeos CBKY 1350 AM 40 watts LP Query 49°12′17″N 119°49′7″W / 49.20472°N 119.81861°W / 49.20472; -119.81861 (CBKY 1350 Keremeos)
Field CBTK-FM-1 97.1 FM 9 watts LP Query 2011-775 51°22′41″N 116°27′49″W / 51.37806°N 116.46361°W / 51.37806; -116.46361 (CBRD 860 Field)
Princeton CBRG-FM 93.1 FM 188 watts A1 Query 49°28′10″N 120°32′58″W / 49.46944°N 120.54944°W / 49.46944; -120.54944 (CBRG-FM 93.1 Princeton)
Grand Forks CBTK-FM-2 107.3 FM 252 watts A Query 49°1′40″N 118°26′44″W / 49.02778°N 118.44556°W / 49.02778; -118.44556 (CBRJ 860 Grand Forks)
Phoenix CBRJ-FM 97.9 FM 618 watts B Query 89-760 49°5′29″N 118°36′40″W / 49.09139°N 118.61111°W / 49.09139; -118.61111 (CBRJ-FM 97.9 Phoenix)
Kimberley CBRK 900 AM 40 watts LP Query 49°40′49″N 115°58′35″W / 49.68028°N 115.97639°W / 49.68028; -115.97639 (CBRK 900 Kimberley)
Christina Lake CBRO-FM 88.5 FM 670 watts A Query 49°0′28″N 118°11′1″W / 49.00778°N 118.18361°W / 49.00778; -118.18361 (CBRO-FM 88.5 Christina Lake)
Salmon Arm CBUC-FM 96.9 FM 112 watts B Query 88-855 50°45′31″N 119°21′57″W / 50.75861°N 119.36583°W / 50.75861; -119.36583 (CBUC-FM 96.9 Salmon Arm)
Bonnington Falls CBUD-FM 89.5 FM 215 watts A1 Query 49°28′33″N 117°29′20″W / 49.47583°N 117.48889°W / 49.47583; -117.48889 (CBUD-FM 89.5 Bonnington Falls)
New Denver CBTK-FM-3 102.5 FM 50 watts LP Query 49°59′40″N 117°21′59″W / 49.99444°N 117.36639°W / 49.99444; -117.36639 (CBUI 740 New Denver)
Winlaw CBUJ-FM 91.7 FM 474 watts B Query 88-856 49°33′24″N 117°35′45″W / 49.55667°N 117.59583°W / 49.55667; -117.59583 (CBUJ-FM 91.7 Winlaw)
Nakusp CBUM 900 AM 40 watts LP Query 50°14′28″N 117°48′4″W / 50.24111°N 117.80111°W / 50.24111; -117.80111 (CBUM 900 Nakusp)
Salmo CBUN 740 AM 40 watts LP Query 49°11′37″N 117°16′40″W / 49.19361°N 117.27778°W / 49.19361; -117.27778 (CBUN 740 Salmo)
Radium Hot Springs CBUQ-FM 94.5 FM 206 watts A1 Query 88-767 50°37′8″N 116°4′51″W / 50.61889°N 116.08083°W / 50.61889; -116.08083 (CBUQ-FM 94.5 Radium Hot Springs)
Donald CBWD 900 AM 40 watts LP Query 51°29′15″N 117°10′31″W / 51.48750°N 117.17528°W / 51.48750; -117.17528 (CBWD 900 Donald)
Golden CBXE-FM 101.7 FM 130 watts A1 Query 51°16′25″N 116°59′21″W / 51.27361°N 116.98917°W / 51.27361; -116.98917 (CBXE-FM 101.7 Golden)
Edgewood CBXW 860 AM 40 watts LP Query 49°47′5″N 118°8′54″W / 49.78472°N 118.14833°W / 49.78472; -118.14833 (CBXW 860 Edgewood)
Canal Flats CBYC-FM 91.7 FM 383 watts A Query 50°11′41″N 115°49′29″W / 50.19472°N 115.82472°W / 50.19472; -115.82472 (CBYC-FM 91.7 Canal Flats)
Cranbrook CBRR-FM 101.3 FM 700 watts C Query 49°27′30″N 115°37′49″W / 49.45833°N 115.63028°W / 49.45833; -115.63028 (CBRR-FM 101.3 Cranbrook)
Nelson CBYN-FM 98.7 FM 1,216 watts B Query 49°31′50″N 117°18′2″W / 49.53056°N 117.30056°W / 49.53056; -117.30056 (CBYN-FM 98.7 Nelson)
Rock Creek CBYR-FM 94.1 FM 40 watts A1 Query 49°2′28″N 118°59′32″W / 49.04111°N 118.99222°W / 49.04111; -118.99222 (CBYR-FM 94.1 Rock Creek)
Vernon CBYV-FM 106.5 FM 1,900 watts A Query 50°13′27″N 119°18′12″W / 50.22417°N 119.30333°W / 50.22417; -119.30333 (CBYV-FM 106.5 Vernon)
Lumby CBYL-FM 96.7 FM 135 watts A1 Query 50°12′35″N 118°57′29″W / 50.20972°N 118.95806°W / 50.20972; -118.95806 (CBYL-FM 96.7 Lumby)
Enderby CBYX-FM 92.7 FM 135 watts A1 Query 50°33′46″N 119°6′15″W / 50.56278°N 119.10417°W / 50.56278; -119.10417 (CBYX-FM 92.7 Enderby)

On April 12, 1985, the CRTC approved an application by the CBC to amend the broadcasting licences for CBXH Cooper Creek, CBDA Fort Nelson and CBKI Valemount by changing the frequencies from 1450 kHz to 1540 kHz (CBXH); 1240 kHz to 1560 kHz (CBDA); and 1450 kHz to 1350 kHz (CBKI).[3] These AM transmitters were eventually converted to FM or shutdown.

FM conversions[edit]

  • On October 13, 2011, CBTK-FM applied to convert CBRD 860 Field from the AM band to the FM band.[4][5] The application was approved on December 15, 2011 and the new transmitter will operate at 97.1 MHz.[6] CBRD callsign will be replaced by CBTK-FM-1 once the flip from 860 AM to 97.1 FM occurs.
  • On August 16, 2013, CBTK-FM applied to relocate CBRJ 860 Grand Forks to 107.3 MHz.[7] This application was approved on October 31, 2013.[8]
  • On September 23, 2014, the CBC was approved to convert CBUI 740 New Denver to 102.5 MHz.[9]

Transmitter closure[edit]

On October 25, 2013 at the request of the CBC, the CRTC deleted low-power AM transmitter CBKR in Parson.[10] Radio One programming in this community is available from adjacent transmitters CBXE-FM Golden and CBUQ-FM Radium Hot Springs, the closest Radio One transmitters to Parson.

Split of CBYK-FM into separate network[edit]

Main article: CBYK-FM

CBTK-FM was previously repeated on CBYK-FM Kamloops and on 22 CBC radio repeaters in the Thompson and Cariboo regions. On October 28, 2011, the CBC filed an application with the CRTC to convert CBYK-FM from a rebradcaster of CBTK-FM to an anchor of a new regional CBC Radio One network. The CRTC approved the new regional network on March 30, 2012,[11] with a start-up date slated for October 9, 2012.[12][13]

CBUC-FM in Salmon Arm, which was originally to have been part of the new network, will remain a repeater of CBTK-FM, following interventions from various parties, including the City of Salmon Arm, that the region is more economically-tied with the Okanagan region than with Kamloops.[11]

Shortly after CBYK-FM's launch as a separate station, residents of Revelstoke complained to the CRTC that they were not consulted by the CBC when they switched their local repeater, CBTO-FM 91.3, to CBYK-FM's programming; e-mails made to the city's mayor's office show that 80% of listeners prefer programming from Kelowna, while only 20% prefer the new Kamloops programming. The CRTC later said that it is up to the CBC to decide which programming originates for CBTO-FM, not the CRTC. After city officials contacted the CBC, BC spokesperson Lorna Haeber said that the CBC would make a decision on the issue "shortly", but failed to elaborate how or when the decision will be made.[14] The CRTC subsequently issued a notice that it had approved an application by the CBC to change the local programming source of its Radio One transmitter in Revelstoke from Kamloops back to Kelowna.[15] The change was implemented on January 2, 2014.[16]

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