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CKQV-FM logo.png
City Vermilion Bay, Ontario
Broadcast area Northwestern Ontario
Branding Q104
Slogan Today's Hottest Music
Frequency 103.3 MHz (FM)
First air date 2004
Format CHR
ERP 1,600 watts
HAAT 153.3 meters (503 ft)
Class A
Owner Golden West Broadcasting
Website Q104 - Kenora Online

CKQV-FM is a radio station in Vermilion Bay, Ontario, Canada. The station's main studio and transmitter are located in Vermilion Bay, with repeaters in Kenora, Dryden and Sioux Lookout. Branded as Q104 after its repeaters, the station was locally owned and operated by Norwesto Communications, Ltd. The station broadcasts a Contemporary hit radio format.


On April 13, 2004, Norwesto received approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to operate a new FM radio station at Vermilion Bay along with repeaters.[1]

The station launched at 1:04 p.m. on November 22, 2004. The first song played was "Get the Party Started" by Pink.

On September 1, 2010 Q104 and Norwesto Communications were sold to Golden West Broadcasting.


Rebroadcasters of CKQV-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Dryden CKQV-FM-1 104.3 FM 1,800 watts A Query
Kenora CKQV-FM-2 104.5 FM 1,700 watts A Query
Sioux Lookout CKQV-FM-3 104.5 FM 50 watts LP Query

On January 29, 2010, Norwesto received approval to change Sioux Lookout's CKQV-FM-3 frequency from 104.5 MHz to 104.1 MHz.[2]

On May 7, 2012, Golden West applied to change the frequency of CKQV-FM-1 Dryden from 104.5 MHz to 104.3 MHz. This is due to ongoing interference with the 104.5 signal from associated repeater CKQV-FM-2 in Kenora as received in the Vermilion Bay area. This proposed frequency change eliminates that interference. The CRTC approved Golden West's application on October 1, 2012.[3]


  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-143, English-language FM radio station. CRTC, April 13, 2004
  2. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-44 - CKQV-FM Vermilion Bay and its transmitter CKQV-FM-3 Sioux Lookout – Technical change, CRTC, January 29, 2010
  3. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-530, CKQV-FM Vermillion Bay and its transmitter CKQV-FM-1 Dryden –Technical change, CRTC, October 1, 2012

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Coordinates: 49°50′37″N 93°26′27″W / 49.84361°N 93.44083°W / 49.84361; -93.44083