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City Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Broadcast area Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Branding News Talk 650 CKOM
Slogan Saskatoon's News and Conversation Station
Frequency 650 kHz (AM)
First air date June 8, 1951
Format news/talk
Power 10 kW
Class B
Former callsigns CKOM (1951-1998)
CINT (1998-2002)
Former frequencies 1340 kHz (1951-1960)
1250 kHz (1960-1985)
Owner Rawlco Communications
Sister stations CFMC-FM, CJDJ-FM

CKOM is a radio station in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada broadcasting at 650 kHz on the AM band. Its format is news/talk. It shares studio space with sister stations CFMC and CJDJ at 715 Saskatchewan Crescent West, also the home of Rawlco Radio's Corporate Offices.


CKOM began broadcasting at 1340 kHz on June 8, 1951 with an output of 250 watts and its offices were based out of the historic Empire Hotel. By 1960, CKOM was broadcasting full-time on the AM frequency of 1250 kHz with an increase in power to 10,000 watts.

In 1985, the station was sold to Rawlco Communications and changed frequencies to 650 kHz. The station was programmed in a Hot Hits/Top 40 format.[1]

In 1998, the station switched to a news/talk format. The station was branded as 'NTR', and for a brief period of time changed its callsign to CINT before returning to the original callsign CKOM. During this time, the CKOM callsign belonged to the FM station at 102.1 now known as Rock 102 FM.

In September 2006, the station changed its on-air brand to become 'News Talk 650'.

CKOM is part of a two station network along with CJME in Regina. The two stations broadcast an identical program schedule, with the exception of local morning shows and some weekend programming.

In late 2008, the station added the CKOM call letters back to its on-air brand, becoming known as 'News Talk 650 CKOM'.

Notable past and present personalities[edit]

CKOM's former logo (2006−2008)


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Coordinates: 52°04′45″N 106°30′41″W / 52.07917°N 106.51139°W / 52.07917; -106.51139