CKYC-FM, Country 93, Owen Sound
Bayshore Broadcasting Ltd.
On March 19, Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation, owner of CFOS-AM and CIXK-FM (and CFPS-AM Port Elgin) was awarded an FM licence for a new station at Owen Sound. The station would operate on 93.7 MHz with an effective radiated power of 31,600 watts.
CKYC “Country 93” began on-air testing in August.
CKYC officially signed on the air at 11:00 a.m., September 4.
On July 23 the CRTC renewed the licence of CKYC-FM until August 31, 2014. As a condition of licence: the licensee shall, as an exception to the percentage of Canadian musical selections set out in section 2.2(8) of the Radio Regulations, 1986, and subject to subsection 2.2(6) of those regulations, in any broadcast week, devote, in that broadcast week, 37% or more of its musical selections from content category 2 to Canadian selections broadcast in their entirety.
On September 30, the CRTC approved applications by Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation to change the authorized contours of radio stations CIXK-FM and CKYC-FM Owen Sound. The licensee proposed to decrease the effective radiated power from 100,000 to 28,000 watts (non-directional antenna) for CIXK-FM and from 31,600 to 22,000 watts (non-directional antenna) for CKYC-FM, by increasing CIXK-FM's effective height of antenna above average terrain (EHAAT) from 171.7 to 189.6 metres and that of CKYC-FM from 114.1 to 214 metres, and by moving the antennas to a common site. Bayshore submitted that the relocation of its FM antennas to a new and common tower in Owen Sound would significantly reduce yearly operating costs associated with the maintenance of transmitter sites. The Commission noted that the population served by CIXK-FM and CKYC-FM within each station's 3 mV/m and 0.5 mV/m contours would increase slightly.
Steve Barlow passed away at age 45. He left broadcasting in 2007 but before he did, his broadcast career included stops at Country 93 Owen Sound as well as Tillsonburg, London and Windsor.