CHYK-FM


CHYK-FM

Infobox Radio Station


name = CHYK-FM
airdate = December 23, 1951
frequency = 104.1 MHz (FM)
area = Timmins, Ontario
format = hot adult contemporary (French)
owner = Haliburton Broadcasting Group
sale to Le5 Communications pending
erp = 3.5 kW
branding = CHYC
slogan = Toujours plus de musique.
class =
website = [http://www.chycfm.com/ CHYK-FM]
sister_stations = CHYC-FM
callsign_meaning = an available callsign that could be pronounced like the French word chic
former_callsigns = CFCL (1952-1990)
CKOY (1990-2000)

CHYK-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at FM 104.1 in Timmins, Ontario. It broadcasts a francophone hot adult contemporary format for the city's franco-ontarian community. It is owned by Haliburton Broadcasting Group.

CHYK and its Sudbury sister station CHYC are the only francophone commercial stations programmed entirely in Ontario. Apart from commercials and separate morning shows, the two stations in fact simulcast the same programming at almost all times, although both stations produce a portion of the shared broadcast schedule.

History

The station was originally established on December 23, 1951 by J. Conrad Lavigne, with the callsign CFCL at 580 kHz. It operated as a private affiliate of Radio-Canada's French radio network, and was one of the few private affiliate stations of a CBC radio network anywhere in Canada. CFLH in Hearst began broadcasting the same year. In 1956, Lavigne also established CFCL-TV in the city.

In 1957, CFLK began broadcasting in Kapuskasing. In 1960, CFCL moved from 580 to 620 kHz.

Lavigne's broadcast holdings were eventually merged into the Mid-Canada Communications system. When that company acquired several other radio stations in 1985, CFCL became a commercial station as part of the Mid-Canada Radio network, and disaffiliated from Radio-Canada.

Mid-Canada Radio was sold to the Pelmorex Radio Network in 1990. Because the radio and television station no longer had common ownership, the radio station's callsign was subsequently changed to CKOY. CFLH in Hearst later adopted the call sign CHOH, and was converted to FM in 1995 [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/1995/DB95-698.HTM CRTC Decision CRTC 95-698] ] , while CFLK in Kapuskasing adopted the call sign CHYK.

Pelmorex, in turn, sold its stations to the Haliburton Broadcasting Group in 1999. CKOY was converted to 104.1 FM, and took over the CHYK callsign from its rebroadcaster in Kapuskasing. [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/1999/DB99-404.HTM Decision CRTC 99-404] ] The Kapuskasing rebroadcaster was in turn converted to FM in 2003 and later adopted its current callsign CHYX-FM [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/2003/db2003-578.htm CRTC Decision 2003-578] ] .

In 2008, Haliburton announced a deal to sell the CHYC stations to Le5 Communications, a firm owned by Sudbury lawyer Paul Lefebvre. [ [http://www.broadcastdialogue.com/pdfs/newsletters/2008/nl20080529_16_03.pdf] ] This deal is pending CRTC approval. [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Hearings/2008/n2008-9.htm#3 CRTC Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing 2008-9] ]

Transmitters

RadioRebroadcasters
rec = true
callsign = CHYK-FM
call1 = CHYK-FM-3
freq1 = 92.9
watts1 = 140
class1 = A1
city1 = Hearst
call2 = CHYX-FM
freq2 = 93.7
watts2 = 3400
class2 = A
city2 = Kapuskasing

References

External links

* [http://www.chycfm.com CHYK-FM]
* [http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listings_and_histories/radio/histories.php?id=1165&historyID=286 History of CHYK at Canadian Communications Foundation]
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