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CityBrantford, Ontario
Broadcast areaWaterloo Region and Hamilton, Ontario
BrandingJewel 92
SloganToday's Lite Hits and Yesterday's Favourites
Frequency92.1 FM (MHz) (Also on HD Radio)
FormatSoft adult contemporary


ERP80 kW
HAAT230 meters (750 ft)
Call sign meaningCK Preston, Canada
OwnerEvanov Radio Group
Sister stationsCKPC
WebcastListen live
WebsiteJewel 92

CKPC-FM (92.1 FM, "Jewel 92") is a radio station in Brantford, Ontario. Owned by Evanov Radio Group, it broadcasts a soft adult contemporary format, billed as Lite Favourites.[1] With an 80,000 watt signal, the station serves both the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge and Hamilton markets.


The Lite Favourites concept includes some oldies and a mix of contemporary songs". In the evening, from 7pm to 11pm, the station broadcasts an adult standards program known as The Lounge, hosted by one of several on-air personalities from Jewel stations, playing adult standards, including music from the Great American Songbook.[2] From 11pm to midnight, the station airs instrumental beautiful music pieces under the branding The Instrumental Concert Series followed by "Overnite" music.[3]

Target market[edit]

The station's signal is strong, reaching much of the population of Southern and Southwestern Ontario, although the Toronto area is targeted by Jewel 88.5. Jewel 92 provides relevant news, traffic reports and regional advertising.[4]

Competing radio stations more specifically target young adults with a more edgy mix of music than played by Jewel 92. These include CHYM-FM 96.7 in Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Ontario's K-LITE CKLH-FM and St. Catharines, Ontario's EZRock I HeartRadio CHRE-FM.

The station is available on-line via streaming, on services such as Streema, Online Radio Box, Radio Canada Online and iHeartRadio.[5][6] [7][8]


  • 1933 - Cyrus Dolph begins to operate an AM radio station in Preston (Cambridge, Ontario), purchased from Wallace Russ, after it had operated as amateur ham radio since 1923[9]
  • 1934 - CKPC (AM) moves to 930 kHz on the AM dial, moving to 1380 kHz in 1935
  • 1936 - Power increases to 100 watts; now operating as Telephone City Broadcast Ltd.
  • 1947 - CKPC-AM applies for an FM licence
  • 1949 - CKPC-FM begins broadcasting at 94.7 FM at 250 watts, simulcasting CKPC (AM).
  • 1951 - Florence Dolph Buchanan, among the first women in broadcasting (and the first woman in Canada to own/operate a radio station), takes full control of the station, now with a 1,000 watt signal, from her father Cyrus
  • 1955 - Frequency moves to 92.1 FM; slogan for both AM and FM stations is "The Established Voice of Industrial Ontario"[10]
  • 1959 - Signal increases to 10,000 watts
  • 1962 - FM station introduces some original programming, independent of CKPC-AM
  • 1971 - FM Station become completely independent, with all original programming
  • 1972 - Richard Buchanan purchases Telephone City Broadcast Ltd. from his mother
  • 1976 - Signal increases to 50,000 watts
  • 2008 - Signal increases to 80,000 watts;[11]
  • 2008 - Richard Buchanan July 29 loses battle with cancer[12]
  • 2009 - Telephone City Broadcast Limited is purchased by Evanov Communications[13]
  • 2009 - Station name changed from "FM 92.1" to "The New 92"; format moves from hot adult contemporary to adult contemporary [14]
  • 2010 - Station rebrands as The Jewel or Jewel 92, playing adult contemporary music and oldies


  1. ^, Jewel Radio Lite Favourites
  2. ^, CKPC
  3. ^, The Lounge
  4. ^ no byline (2016). "ERG Stations". Evanov Radio. Evanov Communications. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  5. ^, CKPC FM
  6. ^, Jewel 92.1
  7. ^, CKPC
  8. ^, Jewel 92
  9. ^ "CKPC". Hammond Museum of Radio. Hammond Museum of Radio. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2017. CKPC first went on the air in 1923 in the town of Preston when Mr. Wallace Russ and two of his radio "ham" friends, Tom Mead of and Charles Bonner of Galt were experimenting with a low-powered radio transmitter. Suddenly the phone rang. It was a neighbour reporting that he could hear the three men talking through his radio receiver. The experimenters were unaware that their voices were being transmitted on the broadcast band, and so CKPC hit the airwaves for the first time, in an unscheduled entrance.
  10. ^ "CKPC Brantford". Broadcasting History. Bill Dulmage & Mike Tennant. February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2017.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-678
  12. ^ Ibbotson, Heather (30 July 2008). "CKPC radio stations sold". Simcoe Reformer. Simcoe, Ontario. Archived from the original on 27 February 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  13. ^ Media, Sun (10 July 2009). "CKPC radio stations sold". Simcoe Reformer. Simcoe, Ontario. Archived from the original on 27 February 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  14. ^ Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2009-634, CRTC, October 8, 2009. See 2009-0981-4 (August 28, 2009) under Appendix 1 to Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2009-634

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Coordinates: 43°15′49″N 80°18′31″W / 43.26361°N 80.30861°W / 43.26361; -80.30861