|Broadcast area||Rideau Lakes Region|
Local Waves Soft HitsToday's Local Radio
|Frequency||88.1 MHz (FM)|
|First air date||August 10, 2007|
|ERP||maximum 5,400 watts|
|Callsign meaning||CH Lake|
|Owner||Brian Perkin (Perth FM Radio Inc.)|
CHLK-FM, branded as Lake 88.1 FM, is a Canadian radio station offering a soft adult contemporary music format with a focus on local/regional news programming broadcasting at 88.1 FM in Perth, Ontario. The station is located at 43 Wilson Street West in the town of Perth, Ontario, while the antenna is at the top of a Bell Mobility cell tower located at the edge of town off Lanark Road 511, approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) north of Dufferin Street (Highway 7).
The station was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on March 14, 2006 and began its first official broadcast day on August 10, 2007 at 6:00am. On December 13, 2010, the station received approval from the CRTC to increase the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 700 to 2,800 watts (maximum ERP from 1,350 to 5,400 watts with an average height of antenna above average terrain of 91.5 metres). Lake 88.1 increased its signal strength at 12:10pm on April 12, 2011.
- CRTC Decision 2006-66, English-language FM radio station in Perth, CRTC, March 14, 2006
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-934, CHLK-FM Perth – Technical change, CRTC, December 13, 2010
- Lake 88.1 FM
- CHLK-FM history - Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CHLK-FM
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