CHTN-FM

CHTN-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, at 100.3 FM with a classic hits format branded as Ocean 100. The station is owned by the Stingray Group which also owns sister station CKQK-FM. CHTN's studios & offices are located at 176 Great George Street in Downtown Charlottetown.

Broadcast areaCharlottetown, Prince Edward Island
BrandingOcean 100
Slogan70s 80s & More
Frequency100.3 MHz
First air dateDecember 25, 1974
FormatClassic hits
ERP33 kWs average
88 kWs peak
Horizontal polarization only
HAAT212.6 meters (698 ft)
ClassC1
Callsign meaningCHTN is an abbreviation for Charlottetown
Former frequencies1190 kHz (AM) (1974-1987)
720 AM (1987-2006)
OwnerStingray Group
Sister stationsCKQK-FM
WebcastListen live
Websitewww.ocean100.com

The station was launched on December 25, 1974, originally broadcasting at 1190 AM before moving to 720 which was approved in 1987 [1] to eliminate the nighttime interference from WOWO 1190 AM, out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.A.

In the early 1990s, Newcap entered into a shared-facilities partnership with Maritime Broadcasting System Ltd, the owner of the competing CFCY and CHLQ-FM. Part of the agreement with MBS saw CHTN move to exclusively offer a popular oldies format. CHTN consolidated its broadcasting facilities with MBS for several years on Kent St., and later on the Charlottetown waterfront, until 2005 when the federal regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), ordered the broadcasters to operate separately. This precipitated a move by Newcap to surrender its AM licence and apply for its current FM frequency of 100.3, as well as open a new sister station, CKQK-FM.

CHTN officially moved to its current frequency and format on July 5, 2006 at 8:05 a.m. It was simulcast on its AM frequency for three months before the AM transmitter was shut down.[2] The first song played was "Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones.

Transmitters

An application to add rebroadcasters at Elmira and St. Edward was approved by the CRTC on January 19, 2009.[3] The extender transmitters went on the air March 2, 2010. A free celebration pancake breakfast, with the morning show hosts on location in Tignish and Souris took place on Friday, March 5, 2010.

Rebroadcasters of CHTN-FM
City of licenseIdentifierFrequencyPowerClass
ElmiraCHTN-FM-199.9 FM990 wattsA
St. EdwardCHTN-FM-289.9 FM1,600 wattsA

References

  1. Decision CRTC 87-397
  2. Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-88, CHTN Charlottetown - Conversion to FM band, CRTC, March 24, 2006
  3. Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-18


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