|Branding||105.1 Mike FM|
|Slogan||Radio Culture Fusion|
|Frequency||105.1 MHz (FM)|
|First air date||April 17, 2004|
|Format||Multicultural, Adult hits|
|HAAT||197.4 meters (648 ft)|
|Owner||Canadian Hellenic Cable Radio|
CKDG-FM is a radio station located in Montreal, Quebec. Owned and operated by Canadian Hellenic Cable Radio (CHCR), it broadcasts on 105.1 MHz using a directional antenna with an average effective radiated power of 141 watts and a peak effective radiated power of 224 watts (class A). Unlike most FM stations, it broadcasts in mono to maximize its Signal to Noise Ratio to all its listeners. CKDG's studios are located on Avenue du Parc in Montreal. It also identifies itself as Mike FM.
CKDG-FM broadcasts multicultural programming, primarily in Greek, alongside programming in Armenian, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian and Ukrainian. Per its license, CKDG-FM is allowed to air up to 35% of its programming in the English or French languages; since May 2005, CKDG has broadcast an English-language drive time program with variety hits music programming.
The station was previously known as CHCR when it was on closed circuit cable for decades, before moving to full-fledged FM in early 2004. The station received CRTC approval in 2003 to operate a new ethnic FM radio station in Montreal.
On May 13, 2010, the station applied to the CRTC to move from 105.1 to 106.7 MHz, a frequency previously used by a local Aboriginal Voices (AVR) repeater; the station would be second adjacent from its sister station, CKIN-FM, at 106.3 MHz; it was the decision regarding CKIN-FM that led to the closedown of the local AVR repeater in 2009. As of January 2012, the CRTC has yet to issue a decision regarding the move to 106.7, despite another broadcaster, Evanov Communications, filing an application for a new station at 106.7 serving the western suburb of Hudson, which would pose interference problems if both stations are active on the same frequency; however, on February 6, 2012, CKDG notified the CRTC that they had withdrawn its application for the frequency change, though it was unknown whether or not Evanov's application for the new station had to do with its decision.
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-194
- Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-271
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-508
- Canadian Radio News at Facebook, January 20, 2012.
- Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2012-29, January 20, 2012.
- Canadian Radio News at Facebook, February 6, 2012.
- Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-271-1, February 6, 2012.
- 105.1 MIKE-FM / CKDG
- CKDG-FM history - Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CKDG