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City Brandon, Manitoba
Broadcast area Westman Region
Branding CKLQ 880
Frequency 880 kHz (AM)
First air date 1977
Format Country
Power 10,000 watts
Class B
Owner Riding Mountain Broadcasting
Sister stations CKLF-FM
Webcast Listen Live!

CKLQ is an AM radio station serving Brandon, Manitoba, Canada and the surrounding area. It currently broadcasts at 880 kHz (a United States clear-channel frequency) with a power of 10,000 watts, airing a country music format, along with radio coverage of Brandon Wheat Kings junior ice hockey. CKLQ is owned and operated by Riding Mountain Broadcasting, a subsidiary of Westman Communications Group.

CKLQ started broadcasting in 1977 at a frequency of 1570 kHz and moved to its current frequency in 1985.[1] It is housed, with its sister station CKLF-FM, at 624 14th Street East, on Brandon's northeast side.

On January 6, 2016, the CRTC approved Riding Mountain's application to convert CKLQ from 880 kHz on the AM band to 91.5 MHz (channel 218C) with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 325.6 metres). Riding Mountain also received approval for an AM rebroadcasting transmitter which would operate at CKLQ's current frequency and technical parameters, at 880 kHz (class B) with a daytime and nighttime transmitter power of 10,000 watts.[2]

Starting on Thursday, April 27 at 4:15 p.m. sharp, CLKQ-AM will expand to the FM dial and will be rebranding as Q Country 91.5 FM.[3]


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Coordinates: 49°37′11″N 99°48′21″W / 49.61972°N 99.80583°W / 49.61972; -99.80583