96.1 MHz (FM)|
CKRW (AM) 610 AM
|First air date||
1969 (AM) |
|Format||hot adult contemporary|
horizontal polarization only:|
380 watts average
1 kW peak
|HAAT||364 meters (1,194 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||C K Radio Whitehorse|
Its first transmission was in 1969; it began simulcasting on AM and FM in 2004 at 610 kHz (AM) and 96.1 MHz (FM). The FM station was considered the primary signal by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, although unlike most AM to FM conversions the station retained its AM transmitter in order to serve listeners who were unable to receive the FM signal due to the Whitehorse area's mountainous terrain. However, as of 2017 the AM transmitter is off the air, and with a defective transmitter and a previously damaged and unrepairable radio tower at hand, it is unlikely that CKRW will restore the AM service.
CKRW's programming is also transmitted into other Yukon communities, including Watson Lake, Haines Junction, Faro, Mayo and Teslin. CKRW is also rebroadcast on CFYT in Dawson City when that station is not originating its own programming.
|City of license||Identifier||Frequency||Power||Class||RECNet||CRTC Decision|
|Carmacks||VF2267||98.7 FM||10 watts||LP||Query||94-246|
|Faro||VF2063||98.7 FM||12 watts||LP||Query||89-214|
|Haines Junction||VF2269||98.7 FM||10 watts||LP||Query|
|Mayo||VF2268||98.7 FM||10 watts||LP||Query|
|Old Crow||CKRF-FM||88.9 FM||1 watt||D||Query|
|Teslin||VF2270||98.7 FM||10 watts||LP||Query|
|Watson Lake||VF2143||98.7 FM||10 watts||LP||Query||92-4|
|Whitehorse||CKRW||96.1 FM||1000 watts||B1||Query|
|Atlin, British Columbia||CKRW-FM-1||98.7 FM||36 watts||LP||Query|
|Inuvik, Northwest Territories||CKRW-FM-2||98.7 FM||44 watts||LP||Query||2010-609|
|Whitehorse, Yukon||CKRW||610 AM||1,000 watts||C||Query|
On April 5, 2017, the CRTC approved the application by Klondike Broadcasting Company Limited to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial AM radio programming undertaking CKRW Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, in order to authorize the station to originate programming from its rebroadcasting transmitter CKRW-FM Whitehorse under its existing technical parameters until 5 April 2018.
On June 29, 2017, Klondike Broadcasting Company Limited (Klondike) submitted an application to operate an English-language commercial FM radio station in Whitehorse to replace its commercial AM radio station CKRW Whitehorse. The station would operate at 96.1 MHz (channel 241B) with an effective radiated power of 4,400 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 359 metres). The CRTC approved Klondike Broadcasting Company Limited (Klondike's) application to convert CKRW from the AM band to the FM band on January 4, 2018.
- The Rush
- CKRW-FM history – Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CKRW-FM
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CKRW
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