CKWY-FM

CKWY-FM , Wayne-FM, Wainwright

Stingray Group Inc.

StationYearFreq.PowerOwner/Info
CKWY-FM
2018
93.7
100,000
Stingray Group Inc.
CKWY-FM
2005
93.7
100,000
Newcap Inc.
2004

Newcap Inc. was awarded a lincence for a new FM station at Wainwright on January 30. The station would operate with an Adult Contemporary format on 93.7 MHz with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts. Newcap owned
CKKY-AM Wainwright.

2005

CKWY “WAYNE-FM” signed on the air at 7:00 a.m., January 31, with a Classic Hits format. The station was part of Newcap’s Alberta Radio Group.

2010

On November 23, the CRTC renewed the licence for CKWY-FM to 31 August 2014. This short-term renewal would enable the Commission to review the licensee's compliance with the Radio Regulations, 1986 and its conditions of licence at an earlier date.

2013

New Program Director at ZED98.9 was Jeff Murray, promoted from PD at Newcap's seven station network (95.9 Lloyd FM, 93.7 Wayne FM, KEY 83 Wainwright, 101.1 KOOL FM Bonnyville, 97.7 The Spur St Paul, 103.5 Big Dog Lac La Biche and 95.3 FM K-Rock Cold Lake) in northeast Alberta. He began in Red Deer the first week of April.

On April 23, the CRTC approved the application by Newcap Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio station in Wainwright to replace its AM station CKKY Wainwright. The Commission also approved the application by Newcap to change the authorized contours of the English-language commercial FM radio station CKWY-FM Wainwright in order to reduce signal overlap between its radio stations in the Wainwright radio market and in the adjacent Lloydminster radio market. 

The new station would operate at 101.9 MHz (channel 270C1) with an effective radiated power of 50,000 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 169.5 metres). In connection with the above application, Newcap filed an application to change the authorized contours of its English-language commercial FM radio station CKWY-FM Wainwright by decreasing the ERP from 100,000 watts to 50,000 watts, and by increasing the EHAAT from 167 metres to 169.5 metres. The licensee stated that the proposed power reduction would reduce signal overlap between its stations in the Wainwright radio market and in the adjacent Lloydminster radio market. It further stated that the reduction in signal overlap would allow the proposed conversion of CKKY to the FM band by ensuring that the licensee was in compliance with the Commission's Common Ownership Policy for radio. The Commission noted that Newcap was the sole commercial radio operator in the Wainwright radio market. It further noted that with the proposed power reduction, CKWY-FM would be able to continue to fully serve that radio market.

2018

On October 23, the CRTC approved an application by Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited, on behalf of Newcap Inc. and its licensed broadcasting subsidiaries, for authorization to effect a change in the ownership and effective control of various radio and television broadcasting undertakings in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador, so that effective control of the undertakings would be exercised by Eric Boyko (Stingray Digital Group Inc.). Stingray took ownership of the stations just a few days later.

2019

In January, Stingray expanded the footprint of the 90.3 AMP Radio Calgary morning show. It was now being heard on Kool FM Bonnyville and Wayne FM Wainwright.

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