|City of license||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan|
|Branding||News Talk 650 CKOM|
|First air date||June 8, 1951|
|Former callsigns||CKOM (1951-1998)
|Sister stations||CFMC-FM, CJDJ-FM|
|Website||News Talk 650 CKOM|
CKOM is a radio station in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 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 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'.
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
- Charles Adler
- Mitchell Blair
- John Gormley
- Michelle Hugli
- David Kirton
- Brent Loucks
- Dave "Music" Morgan
- Penny Murphy
- Drew Remenda
- Don Scott
- Murray Wood
- Richard Brown
- Jeff Hayes
- Jon "Gonzo" Mark
- Red Allen
- Vinnie Taylor
- News Talk 650 CKOM
- CKOM history at Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CKOM