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CKKY boom101.9 logo.jpg
City Wainwright, Alberta
Branding boom 101.9
Frequency 101.9 MHz (FM)
First air date 1984 (1230 AM)
October 23, 2013 (101.9 FM)
Format Adult hits
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 169.5 meters (556 ft)
Class C1
Transmitter coordinates 52°49′55″N 110°51′29″W / 52.832°N 110.858°W / 52.832; -110.858Coordinates: 52°49′55″N 110°51′29″W / 52.832°N 110.858°W / 52.832; -110.858
Callsign meaning C K KeY
Former callsigns CILW (1984-1990s)
CKKY (1990s-2013)
Former frequencies 1230 kHz (1984-1991)
830 kHz (1991-2013)
Owner Newcap Broadcasting
Sister stations CKWY-FM

CKKY-FM is a Canadian radio station that broadcasts at 101.9 FM in Wainwright, Alberta. The station is branded as Boom 101.9 with an Adult hits format and is currently owned by Newcap Radio.


The station began broadcasting in 1984 as 1230 CILW. In 1991, the station moved from 1230 to 830, upon approval by the CRTC.[1] CILW changed its callsign to CKKY sometime in the 1990s, adopting the moniker Key 83.

On December 5, 2008, the application by 3937844 Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Newcap, for a broadcasting licence to operate a new FM radio station in Wainwright, to replace its AM station CKKY, was denied by the CRTC.[2] On February 11, 2010, the station again applied to move from the AM band to the FM band; the application was withdrawn on February 26, 2010.[3][4]

On January 13, 2011, the station applied to change frequencies from 830 kHz to 1080 kHz. This application received CRTC approval on March 3, 2011.[5] The move from 830 kHz to 1080 kHz was never implemented. Both frequencies would have carried nighttime wattage and antenna restrictions, in order to protect Class-A clear-channel stations WCCO AM 830 in Minneapolis and KRLD AM 1080 in Dallas.

On November 7, 2012, Newcap applied to convert CKKY from the AM band to the FM band. The new station will operate on the frequency of 101.9 MHz, with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 50,000 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height above average terrain (EHAAT) of 169.5 metres). The FM signal will replace the AM 830 transmitter, which will be deleted after the new FM station is in operation and following a three-month simulcast period.[6] The conversion was approved by the CRTC on April 23, 2013.[7]

On October 23, 2013, CKKY moved from 830 kHz to 101.9 MHz on the FM band as CKKY-FM, with an active rock format as K-Rock 101.9, replacing the country music format that CKKY previously used on AM 830.[7] The former 830 AM transmitter was shut down in conjunction with the flip, instead of simulcasting the FM for the three months allowed by the CRTC. [8]

On July 7, 2017, CKKY took on the Boom FM brand and became Boom 101.9.


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