On June 27, Ottawa Media Inc. received approval to operate a new FM station at
Hawkesbury. The station would offer a New Easy Listening format. Local programming would comprise a minimum of 100 hours of programming per broadcast week, including 8.9 hours of news, sports, weather and traffic, as well as additional spoken word programming such as a community calendar, a business report, an agriculture report, a health watch service, and movie/book reviews. The station would operate on a frequency of 107.7 MHz and have an effective radiated power of 875 watts (non-directional).
CKHK-FM "107.7 The Jewel" signed on the air April 14 at 9:00 a.m. Studios and offices were at 1320 Main Street East. Ted Silver was program director. CKHK had an easy listening format. Ottawa Media Inc. was part of the Evanov Radio Group Inc. The format was standards-soft adult contemporary.
CKHK-FM received approval to decrease effective radiated power from 2,000 watts to 1,100 watts due to short-spacing issues. The station had proposed to change the transmitter site from Vankleek Hill, south of Hawkesbury to a new site at Calumet, QC. It was now decided that a power reduction from the original site would be enough.
Written by Bill Dulmage - Updated May, 2010