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HistoryEdit

The station was launched on April 24, 1975. In 1973, two years prior to the station's launch, the network also purchased two established francophone community radio stations, CFRG in Gravelbourg and CFNS in Saskatoon, and converted them to rebroadcasters of CBKF. The stations were recalled as CBKF-1 and CBKF-2, respectively.

The CFRG calls are now used by a privately owned French-language community station in Gravelbourg operating at 93.1 FM.

A community group in Prince Albert, the Société canadienne-française de Prince Albert, currently holds a separate license to rebroadcast CBKF's programming in that city.[1]

On May 30, 2013, the CRTC approved the CBC's request to increase CBKF-FM's wattage from 13,700 watts to 22,300 watts, with a decrease in the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 153 to 146.2 metres.[2]

ProgrammingEdit

The station's current local programs are Point du jour, in the mornings from 6:00 a.m. to 9 a.m. and Pour faire un monde in the afternoons, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Saturday morning program, Culture et confiture, originates from CBUF-FM Vancouver. On holidays, CKSB-10-FM produces holiday morning program for western Canada - Les matins de l'Ouest. Le retour de l'ouest, produced by Alberta's CHFA-FM, replaces regional drive programming on Première outlets in western Canada. For several years, CBKF-FM also used to broadcast a Sunday morning Catholic Mass from the Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Cathedral in Gravelbourg.

TransmittersEdit

Rebroadcasters of CBKF-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet
Bellegarde CBKF-FM-4 91.9 FM 4,700 watts B Query
Gravelbourg CBKF-1 690 AM 5,000 watts B Query
North Battleford CBKF-FM-5 96.9 FM 9,600 watts B Query
Prince Albert CKSF-FM 90.1 FM 3,000 watts B Query
Saskatoon CBKF-2 860 AM 10,000 watts B Query
Zenon Park CBKF-FM-3 93.5 FM 1,340 watts B Query

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ CRTC Decision 2005-346.
  2. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-270, CBKF-FM Regina – Technical amendment

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