CKXY-FM, 91.5 Cochrane Now, Cochrane
Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
On December 3, the CRTC approved applications by Golden West Broadcasting Ltd. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio station in Cochrane, and to delete the rebroadcasting transmitter CFIT-FM-1 Cochrane from the licence for CFIT-FM Airdrie. The proposed station would operate at 91.5 MHz with an average effective radiated power of 4,700 watts (maximum ERP of 10,000 watts with an EHAAT of 118.1 metres). As such, it would operate with greater technical parameters compared to those used by CFIT-FM-1, which operated at class A1 with an ERP of 100 watts (non-directional antenna with an EHAAT of 135 metres). The proposed station would offer a hybrid Country music format targeting adults from 25 to 54 years of age and consist of Country songs from the “80’s, 90’s and today.” The station would broadcast 126 hours of local programming each broadcast week, which would include 19 hours and 44 minutes of spoken word programming devoted to local news and information, local weather, local sports, local features, local surveillance and local farm/agriculture reports. Local news and information programming would include three hours and twelve minutes of pure news, with three hours and two minutes devoted to local and regional news, five minutes to national news, and five minutes to international news. Golden West committed to devote, by condition of licence, 40% of the station’s content category 2 (Popular Music) musical selections broadcast each broadcast week and between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Monday to Friday to Canadian selections. The licence would expire 31 August 2025.
CKXY-FM launched as 91.5 Cochrane Now on October 24.