CISQ-FM

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CISQ-FM
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City of license Squamish, BC
Broadcast area Squamish / Whistler / Pemberton / Sunshine Coast
Branding Mountain FM
Slogan Your Adventure Station
Frequency 107.1 MHz (FM)
First air date 1981
Format Hot adult contemporary
ERP 30 kW
HAAT -533.6 m
Class B
Callsign meaning C I SQuamish
Owner Rogers Media, a division of Rogers Communications
(Rogers Radio)
Webcast Listen live
Website Mountain FM

CISQ-FM (identified as Mountain FM) is an FM radio station owned by Rogers Communications and operating in southwestern British Columbia. It broadcasts at 107.1 MHz in Squamish and 102.1 MHz in Whistler. It uses a primarily hot adult contemporary format.

History[edit]

The station was founded in 1981 by Mountain Broadcasting, which was sold to Selkirk Communications in January 1989. Selkirk, in turn, was sold to Maclean-Hunter in September 1989, and CISQ was resold to Rogers Communications as part of the purchase. The station was relaunched with an adult contemporary format on August 29, 2003. The format later changed again in 2010.

CISQ-FM has gone through a number of frequency changes. Since the launch in 1982, the station originally began broadcasting at 104.9 FM. In 1987, CISQ moved from 104.9 to 98.3 FM and to 104.7 FM the same year.[1][2] In 1988, CISQ settled to its current frequency at 107.1 FM.[3]

Rebroadcasters[edit]

Rebroadcasters of CISQ-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power RECNet CRTC Decision
Whistler CISW-FM 102.1 1430 watts Query
Pemberton CISP-FM 104.5 400 watts Query
Pender Harbour CIPN-FM 104.7 350 watts Query 84-76687-329
Sechelt CFUN-FM 104.7 350 watts Query 84-76585-814
Gibsons CISC-FM 107.5 4600 watts Query
Egmont CKLG-FM 107.5 50 watts Query 86-85

On May 22, 2013, the CRTC approved Rogers' application to relocate CISW-FM Whistler from its current location to a CBC-owned tower in Whistler. This relocation will result in a decrease in the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 586 to 474 watts (directional antenna with a decrease in the maximum ERP from 1,430 to 1,000 watts) as well as an increase in the effective height of antenna above average terrain from -306.2 metres to -238.3 metres. [4]

In August 2014, Rogers decided to replace the call sign of CIEG-FM in Egmont to CKLG-FM in order to rename the call sign of a Rogers-owned station in Vancouver. Then in March 2015, Rogers switched the call sign of CKKS-FM in Sechelt to CFUN-FM for a Rogers-owned station serving Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. [5]

On April 29, 2015, CRTC had approved to relocate the transmitter in Pender Harbour as the station claim the tower facility is unsafe to climb.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Decision CRTC 87-33
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 87-922
  3. ^ Decision CRTC 88-845
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-258, CISW-FM Whistler – Technical change, CRTC, May 22, 2013
  5. ^ Canadian Radio News recap for March, 2015, Call Letter Data, airchecker.ca, April 1, 2015
  6. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-167

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°42′30″N 123°08′04″W / 49.70833°N 123.13444°W / 49.70833; -123.13444