CKSQ-FM

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CKSQ-FM
CKSQ RealCountry93.3 logo.png
City Stettler, Alberta
Branding Real Country 93.3 FM
Slogan Playing Today's Best Country and Your All Time Favorites
Frequency 93.3 MHz (FM)
First air date December 15, 1976
Format Country
ERP 11,000 watts (average)
23,000 watts (peak)
HAAT 88.6 meters (291 ft)
Class B1
Former frequencies 1400 kHz (AM)
Owner Newcap Radio
Website www.q933.ca

CKSQ-FM is a Canadian radio station that broadcasts a country music format at 93.3 FM in Stettler, Alberta. The station is branded on-air as Real Country 93.3 and is currently owned by Newcap Radio.

History[edit]

The station began broadcasting in 1976 as CHOA. The callsign was changed to its current one as CKSQ in the early 1980s. In 1985, CKSQ received approval by the CRTC to move from 1400 to 880 kHz, however, this was lost out to CHQT Edmonton in a bid to use the 880 kHz frequency.[1]


Switch to FM[edit]

On September 19, 2011, Newcap Inc. applied to convert CKSQ from the AM dial at 1400 kHz to the FM dial.[2] The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission approved Newcap's application on February 22, 2012 and the new station will operate at 93.3 MHz.[3]

In 2012, CKSQ moved from 1400 kHz AM to 93.3 MHz FM and began testing in September. The official launch on FM was set for October 15, 2012. Formerly branded as Q14 Country, the station is now known as Q93.3 [4]


On November 7, 2016, CKSQ rebranded under the Real Country brand, as with other Newcap-owned country stations in Alberta.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Decision CRTC 85-55
  2. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-595
  3. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-111, CKSQ Stettler – Conversion to the FM band, CRTC, February 22, 2012
  4. ^ http://q933.ca/index.asp?mn=1
  5. ^ "Stettler's local radio station Q93.3 rebranded". Stettler Independent. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°19′23″N 112°42′18″W / 52.323°N 112.705°W / 52.323; -112.705