CKBK-FM, Thamesville

Gordon Peters (OBCI)

Gordon Peters (OBCI)

On April 14, the CRTC approved an application by Gordon Peters, on behalf of a not-for-profit corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate an English- and Aboriginal-language, low-power Type B Native FM radio station in Thamesville. Gordon Peters OBCI would be a not-for-profit corporation controlled by its board of directors. The new station would operate on frequency 104.3 MHz (channel 282LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 25 metres). Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision were for a low-power unprotected FM service, the Commission reminded the applicant that it would have to select another frequency if the Department of Industry so required. The station would broadcast a minimum of 126 hours of station-produced programming per broadcast week, including a minimum of 20 hours of Lenape-language. The licensee shall devote, in each broadcast week, no less than 35% of its musical selections from content category 2 (Popular Music) to Canadian musical selections broadcast in their entirety. The licence would expire August 31, 2017.



In late January, CKBK-FM began on-air testing.



In August, the CRTC renewed the licence for CKBK for two years. The commission noted that annual returns for three broadcast years had not been submitted, and the licensee hadn’t responded to any CRTC letters, emails or phone calls. CKBK was given until September 30 to file annual returns and October 31 to implement a public alerting system.


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