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CityKingston, Ontario
BrandingThe Cave
Slogan"The Gayve"
Frequency91.9 MHz (FM)
First air date1997
FormatHigh school educational radio
ERP6.5 W
HAAT34.5 meters (113 ft)
Callsign meaningC Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute
OwnerKCVI Educational Radio Station Inc.

CKVI-FM is a Canadian community radio station, owned and operated by Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Kingston, Ontario. The station broadcasts at 91.9 on the FM dial, and uses the on-air brand "The Cave". CKVI was the first high school radio station to be granted a broadcasting license by the CRTC.

CKVI now broadcasts up to 52 hours a week. Its programming includes many styles, cultures, and genres of music.


Initially licensed by the CRTC in 1996,[1] it was the first licensed high school radio station in Canada. The station didn't go on air until the 1997–1998 school year because the station is run by high school students and had to wait until the start of the following year.

The station is run by students who are part of the Radio Broadcasting county-wide focus program which is open to any Grade 11, 12, and returning 12th year students in the Limestone District School Board.

On November 28, 2016, KCVI Educational Radio Station Incorporated (KCVI) applied to operate the station as a regular-powered radio station. [2] The CRTC approved KCVI's application on May 5, 2017. [3]


  1. ^ Decision CRTC 96-229
  2. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-465, CRTC, November 28, 2016
  3. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-135, English-language community FM radio station in Kingston, CRTC, May 5, 2017

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Coordinates: 44°13′45″N 76°29′51″W / 44.22917°N 76.49750°W / 44.22917; -76.49750