CKPM-FM

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CKPM-FM
CKPM ThePoint98.7 logo.png
CityPort Moody, British Columbia
Broadcast areaTri-Cities
BrandingThe Point 98.7 CKPM
SloganTri-City's new, local, independent radio station
Frequency98.7 MHz (FM)
First air date26 December 2012
FormatAdult Album Alternative
ERP1 kilowatts
HAAT-155.1 m
ClassA
Callsign meaningC K Port Moody
OwnerMcBride Communications & Media
Webcast[1]
WebsiteCKPM FM

CKPM-FM is a Canadian radio station. Licensed to Port Moody, British Columbia and operating at 98.7 FM, the station serves the Tri-Cities area. On 30 May 2008, Matthew Gordon McBride, on behalf of McBride Communications, received approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to operate a new English-language radio station in Port Moody.[1] CKPM broadcasts with an ERP of 1,000 watts with an HAAT of -155.1m. The station broadcasts an adult album alternative format.[2]

In November 2008, controversy arose regarding a proposal on the station's new physical location. Port Moody city council voted 4-3 in favour of allowing CKPM to operate out of the city's recreation centre but several residents spoke against the proposal during the hearing, and the station is reconsidering its options as to where to locate in the Tri-Cities.[3]

The launch of the station was delayed several times. In October 2011, Matthew McBride stated CKPM would be on air for the local civic elections in November 2011.[4] On 23 April 2012, McBride received permission to change the technical parameters of the station by relocating the transmitter site, increasing the average effective radiated power from 470 to 540 watts, and by increasing the effective height of the antenna above average terrain from -193.2 metres to -155.1 metres.[5]

On 6 November 2012, CKPM-FM began its CRTC mandated transmitter tests and[6] the station officially launched at 6:00 AM on 26 December 2012.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision 2008-117, Licensing of new radio stations to serve the Vancouver radio market, CRTC, 30 May 2012
  2. ^ Canada.com: Radio Station Dials In Tri-Cities Archived 22 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine. 11 July 2008
  3. ^ Tri-City News: Port Moody May Not Host CKPM 27 November 2008
  4. ^ tricitynews.com: Rooftop antenna step towards PoMo radio Archived 15 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine. 13 October 2011.
  5. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-233, CKPM-FM Port Moody – Technical change, CRTC, 23 April 2012
  6. ^ "CKPM To Start Testing On Tuesday". Radio West / Canadian Radio News. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  7. ^ CKPM Debuts | Format Change Archive

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Coordinates: 49°17′02″N 122°49′31″W / 49.28389°N 122.82528°W / 49.28389; -122.82528