Ontario, Hamilton/Niagara Area

CKNS-FM, Caledonia ON

, Vista Radio Ltd.

2005
On April 20, Bel-Roc Communications Inc. was authorized to operate an FM station in Haldimand County. The station planned to operated on 106.7 MHz with an average effective radiated power of 13,300 watts (50,000 watts maximum). Antenna height would be 96 metres. Bel-Roc was advised to seek an alternate
frequency. The proposed new station would offer a multi-genre music format that was being used successfully by an Internet-based radio station, and 60% of all music to be broadcast would be Canadian selections.

Bel-Roc was owned by Ed Bauman and Rae Roe. Bauman was an entrepreneur in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. Roe had broadcast experience at stations in K-W, London and Hamilton. He was instrumental in the launch of CIWV-FM in Hamilton.

On December 21, Bel-Roc was given approval to operate CKNS-FM on 92.9 MHz with an average effective radiated power of 3,300 watts (13,000 watts maximum). Antenna height from a new site on the Mountain Cablevision tower in Cayuga would be 109.4 metres.

2006
Ed Bauman passed away.

CKNS-FM began testing in April and signed on the air May 15 at 6:00 a.m., as “Mix 92.9”.

Studios and offices were at 282 Argyle Street South, Unit 4, in Caledonia.

2007
The transfer of the ownership and effective control of Bel-Roc Communications Inc. to The Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc. was approved. Haliburton is a wholly owned subsidiary of Beaumaris Group Inc., which in turn is a corporation held and controlled by Mr. Christopher Grossman.

In June, CKNS-FM "Mix 92.9" became CKJN-FM "Jayne FM 92.9". The format changed from Hot Adult Contemporary to a Female Oriented Soft Adult Contemporary sound.

On August 31 at midnight, CKJN-FM became "92.9 Moose FM". The format is Light Rock AC, similar to that used at other Haliburton "Moose" stations across Ontario. CKJN-FM also increased power.

2009
On September 3, the CRTC denied an application by CKJN to reduce the minimum percentage of musical selections from category 2 (Popular music) that must be devoted to Canadian selections throughout the broadcast week and between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday from 60% to 35%. 

2011
On August 31, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CKJN-FM until March 31, 2012.

2012
On March 20, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CKJN-FM to August 31, 2012.

On August 28, the CRTC administratively renewed CKJN's licence to December 31, 2012.

On October 19, the CRTC approved the application by Vista Radio Ltd. for authority to acquire from Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc. the assets of Haliburton's AM and FM radio stations and their transmitters located in Bancroft, Barry's Bay, Bolton, Bracebridge, Caledon, Cochrane, Elliot Lake, Espanola, Fort Erie, Haldimand, Haliburton, Hearst, Huntsville, Iroquois Falls, Kapuskasing, Kemptville, Niagara Falls, North Bay, Parry Sound, Prescott, St. Catharines, Stratford, Sturgeon Falls and Timmins. Vista was a corporation controlled by Westerkirk Capital Inc., in turn controlled by Thompson Investments Limited. CKJN-FM was among the stations acquired by Vista.

                                              Written by Bill Dulmage - Updated November, 2012