CKQK-FM

CKQK-FM is a radio station broadcasting at 105.5 FM in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada with a Top 40/CHR format branded on-air as Hot 105.5. The station is owned by the Stingray Group which also owns sister station CHTN-FM. CKQK's studios & offices are located at 176 Great George street in the downtown Charlottetown area.

CKQK-FM
CityCharlottetown, Prince Edward Island
BrandingHot 105.5
SloganCharlottetown's #1 Hit Music Station (current)
PEI's #1 Hit Music Station (2012-2019)
Frequency105.5 MHz (FM)
First air dateJuly 25, 2006
FormatTop 40/CHR
ERP33 kilowatts (average)
88 kilowatts (peak)
horizontal polarization only
HAAT212.6 meters (698 ft)
ClassC1
OwnerStingray Group
Sister stationsCHTN-FM
WebcastListen live
Websitewww.hot1055fm.com

On July 11, 2006 Newcap received approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to operate a new FM radio station at Charlottetown. [1]

The station launched on July 25, 2006 under an active rock format branded as K-Rock 105.5 but was re-branded under a new format on January 12, 2012, with the station's last song AC/DC's "Thunderstruck," being abruptly cut mid-way at 1:05 PM (AST) in favour of a lengthy launch montage that was then followed by the first song under the new format being Flo Rida's "Good Feeling."[2] Hot 105.5's logo and presentation is being patterned after its Top 40/CHR sister station CIHT-FM in Ottawa.[3]

On November 13, 2008, CKQK applied to add a new FM transmitter at Elmira and another at St. Edward, Prince Edward Island. The application was approved on January 19, 2009.[4] Based on the current format, CKQK currently competes with the Summerside-based CJRW-FM (with a standard Hot AC format).

Rebroadcasters of CKQK-FM
City of licenseIdentifierFrequencyRECNet
ElmiraCKQK-FM-1103.7 FMQuery
St. EdwardCKQK-FM-291.1 FMQuery

Former Logos

On Air Staff

  • The Morning Hot Tub: 6a-10a
  • Middays with Mandy : 10a-2p
  • Afternoon Drive with Hot Dan: 2p-7p

Former On Air Staff

  • Colin Mckay; Now Morning show host at K100 in Saint John
  • Rob Johnson
  • Blair Rhodes
  • Sherri K
  • Myles Mackinnon (Owns 3rd degree in summerside)
  • Firth (now afternoons at CFCY-FM)
  • Morgan Sheppard ( Lives in Toronto)
  • Megan Coady ( now at virgin radio in Halifax )
  • G
  • Jesse
  • Kris Irwin
  • Alex
  • Shaugn Best
  • Zack Bell ( now works for Ken Mac Energy)
  • Laura Woodworth ( studying to be a lawyer)
  • Timothy O'Brien
  • Stephanie Muller
  • Matt MacLeod (works At DME)
  • Ashley Bee
  • Johnny Novak (moving to west coast)

References

  1. Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-290, Use of frequency 105.5 MHz by the new FM radio station in Charlottetown., CRTC, July 11, 2006
  2. From Media Fire (January 12, 2012)
  3. "Prince Edward Island Gets Hot" from Radio Insight (January 12, 2012)
  4. Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-17


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