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Kool FM logo.svg
Branding 107.5 Kool FM
Slogan Barrie's Best Mix Of The 90's To Now!
Format hot adult contemporary
ERP 20,000 watts (average)
50,000 watts (peak)
HAAT 303.5 meters (996 ft)
Class C1
Callsign meaning C K Michael/Megan/Matthew Bingley (owner's children)
C Kool Music in Barrie
Owner Rock 95 Broadcasting (Barrie-Orillia) Ltd.
Sister stations CFJB-FM, CIND-FM

CKMB-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 107.5 FM in Barrie, Ontario. The station airs music in the HOT AC format. The station was launched in 2001 by Central Ontario Broadcasting (Rock 95 Broadcasting (Barrie-Orillia) Ltd.), the owners of CFJB. It was launched as Star 107.5.[1]

CKMB's call letters were taken from station owner Doug Bingley's desire to name the station after his children, Michael, Matthew and Megan Bingley. He had originally wanted to use the call letters for CFJB when that station was launched in 1988, although the call sign was not available at that time.

On August 20, 2004, the CRTC approved Rock 95's application to change CKMB-FM's frequency from 107.5 MHz (channel 298C1) to 107.7 MHz (channel 299C1) and to change the authorized contours by relocating the transmitter. [2] The change to 107.7 MHz was never implemented.

In December 2005, CKMB-FM rebranded from Star 107-5 to 107.5 Kool FM and forcing more current/recurrent airplay over classic airplay.[3]


Kool FM's HOT/AC format continues to remain one of the most popular formats in Canada playing a balanced variety of music from the 1990s to today's hits.[4] Including artists like: Maroon 5, Hedley, Pink, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Nickelback, Adele, Taylor Swift, Carly  Rae  Jepsen, Marianas Trench, Avril  Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Faber Drive, Fun, Train, Lady Gaga, Matchbox Twenty, Kesha, Simple Plan, and Madonna.[5]


Kool FM reaches 104,600 people weekly in its full coverage area.[6] 

Shows and Hosts[7][edit]

Kool Mornings with Dale and Charlie

Midday with Leanne Page

The Drive with Darryl

Kool Nights with Shavonne

Kool Weekends with Jocelyn Martin

Kool or Not Kool[edit]

Kool or Not Kool is a contest that many Kool FM listeners enjoy. The concept of the game is borrowed from the American game show deal or no deal. Listeners play over the phone progressing through a series of cases by declaring Kool or Not Kool. The caller chooses whether to keep the amount of money the banker has offered or to risk opening the next case; which could contain a higher amount of money, a lower amount of money, or a can of spam.[8]


  1. ^ Decision CRTC 2000-143
  2. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-363, CKMB-FM Barrie - Technical changes, CRTC, August 20, 2004
  3. ^ Northeast Radio Watch -- (December 19, 2005)
  4. ^ Jay. "107.5 KOOL FM Profile". Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  5. ^ Jay. "107.5 KOOL FM Profile". Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  6. ^ Jay. "107.5 KOOL FM Profile". Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  7. ^ "Announcers/Blogs | 107.5 Kool FM". 107.5 Kool FM. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  8. ^ "Daily Contest | 107.5 Kool FM". 107.5 Kool FM. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 

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Coordinates: 44°21′03″N 79°39′49″W / 44.35087°N 79.66368°W / 44.35087; -79.66368