CKEC-FM

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CKEC-FM
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CityNew Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Branding94.1 East Coast FM
Frequency94.1 MHz
First air dateDecember 23, 1953
Formathot adult contemporary
ERP36.68 kWs average
80 kWs peak
horizontal polarization only
HAAT207.8 meters (682 ft)
ClassC1
Callsign meaningCK East Coast
Former frequencies1230 kHz (AM) (1953-1960)
1320 AM (1960-2008)
OwnerHector Broadcasting
(sale pending to Newcap Radio)
Sister stationsCKEZ-FM
Website94.1 East Coast FM

CKEC-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 94.1 FM in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia owned by Hector Broadcasting. The station airs an adult contemporary format branded as 94.1 East Coast FM. The transmitter tower is situated on Mount Thom.

History[edit]

The station has been on the air since December 23, 1953. Originally broadcasting at 1230 AM, before moving to 1320 AM in 1960.

In 2006, the station was licensed by the CRTC to convert to the FM dial.[1] As of December 11, 2007, CKEC moved to 94.1 FM. Simulcasting remained on both AM and FM for 90 days, before converting entirely to FM.

On October 28, 2011, Hector Broadcasting applied to the CRTC for a new radio station which will broadcast a mix of classic rock and classic hits with some contemporary rock. If approved, the new station will operate at 97.9 MHz.[2] Hector Broadcasting received a licence to operate a new station, CKEZ-FM, on May 9, 2012.

In November 2017, it was announced that pending approval by the CRTC, this station and its sister CKEZ-FM were to be purchased by Newcap Radio.[3]

Programming and staff[edit]

On-air personalities include:

Wake Up Show/Mornings with Ann (MacGregor) & Ajay (Johnson)

Middays/Afternoon with Rod Mackey

Evenings with Alex Theriault/John LeBlanc/Terri Mingo

Saturday Night House Party with Gene Mills

Lovin' Out Loud with Terri Mingo - Fridays at 6 pm and Saturdays at 5 pm

News Personalities include Alan Johnson, John LeBlanc, and Terri Mingo.

Ann MacGregor is also in charge of programming and Alex Theriault handles the music duties.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CRTC Decision 2006-87
  2. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-675
  3. ^ Risdon, James (12 Nov 2017). "Newcap Radio picking up two New Glasgow Stations". The News. SaltWire Network. Retrieved 13 November 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°32′24″N 62°56′44″W / 45.54000°N 62.94556°W / 45.54000; -62.94556