CKBT-FM

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CKBT-FM
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City Kitchener, Ontario
Broadcast area Waterloo Region
Branding 91-5 The Beat
Slogan "The #1 Hit Music Station"
Frequency 91.5 MHz (FM)
First air date 2004
Format Top 40/CHR
ERP 3,600 watts average
10,000 watts peak
HAAT 232.5 meters (763 ft)
Class B
Callsign meaning C Kitchener's BeaT
Owner Corus Entertainment
(Corus Premium Television Ltd.)
Sister stations CJDV-FM
Website www.915thebeat.com

CKBT-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 91.5 FM in Kitchener, Ontario. The station broadcasts a Top 40/CHR format branded as 91.5 The Beat, with studios & offices located in Kitchener. The station is owned by Corus Entertainment.

Based on the current format CKBT-FM competes with CFCA-FM

History[edit]

The station was launched by CanWest Global in January 2004.[1] The original studios were at 235 King Street East, Suite 120, Kitchener.

91.5 The Beat logo used from 2004 - 2007

The station originally aired a rhythmic top 40 format (e.g. hip hop, reggae and R&B), until switching to its current format in 2005.

In September 2006, Corus Entertainment, already owner of CJDV-FM in nearby Cambridge, announced it would buy CKBT and Winnipeg's CJZZ-FM (now CJGV-FM) from CanWest, subject to Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approval. The transaction was approved by the CRTC on July 6, 2007,[2] and as of July 29, 2007, CKBT was officially made part of Corus Entertainment's radio properties.

On August 14, 2009, CKBT moved into a new broadcast facility with brother station CJDV-FM at 50 Sportsworld Crossing Road, Kitchener.

Current programming[edit]

  • The Beat Breakfast with Carlos, Dave & Laura (Weekday Mornings from 5:30am-9:30am)
  • Elle Dee (Weekdays 9:30am-2:00pm)
  • The Beat's Non-Stop Nooner (11:40am - 1:20pm)
  • Rob Daniels (Weekdays 2:00pm-6:00pm)
  • The Beat Mix At Six featuring DJ Flash (Weeknights 6:00pm-7:00pm)
  • Kendra (Weeknights 7:00pm-12:00am)
  • Wil Smith (Weekends)
  • Top 25 Live with Wil Smith (Saturdays 12:00pm-3:00pm)
  • CLUB 915 featuring DJ Flash, DJ Matt Hodge & DJ White Gold (Saturdays 9pm-10pm)
  • Throwback Sunday with Wil Smith (Sundays 12:00pm - 3:00pm)

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Coordinates: 43°15′39″N 80°26′38″W / 43.26083°N 80.44389°W / 43.26083; -80.44389