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Encyclopedia > CKPC (AM)
Broadcast area Brandford/Brant, Southern Ontario
Branding "1380 AM"
Slogan "Simply the best"
Frequency 1380 MHz (AM)
Format Oldies, Local News and Sports
Callsign meaning CK Preston, Canada
Owner Telephone City Broadcast Ltd
Webcast Listen Live!
Website http://ckpc.on.ca Official Website]

CKPC-AM was Brantford, Ontario's first radio station, signing on for the first time on in 1923. Nickname: Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established May 31, 1877 Government  - City Mayor Mike Hancock  - Governing Body Brantford City Council  - MP Lloyd St. ... The city of Brant (or County of Brant) is a single-tier municipality and a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Southern Ontario is the portion of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies south of the French River and Algonquin Park. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see News (disambiguation). ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... Map of the Region of Waterloo with Cambridge in red. ... Motto (Latin for From Sea to Sea) Anthem O Canada Royal anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Ottawa Largest city Toronto Official languages English, French Government Parliamentary democracy and federal constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II  -  Governor General Michaëlle Jean  -  Prime Minister Stephen Harper Establishment  -  Act of Union February... The word webcast is derived from web and broadcast. ... A Web site (or colloquially, Website) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP... Nickname: Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established May 31, 1877 Government  - City Mayor Mike Hancock  - Governing Body Brantford City Council  - MP Lloyd St. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ...



Its original city of license was Preston, Ontario (now part of the city of Cambridge, Ontario, but was moved to Brantford shortly after. The station first started out as an amature radio station, but the founder (Wallace Russ) quickly applied for a broadcast license after a few trial broadcasts. His license was granted, and he started broadcasting from his home in Preston at a power of just 5 watts. After Russ sold the station to his friend Cyrus Dolph, he still remained active with the statiaon, and watched it grow throughout its early years. Its power would later increase to 25 watts in 1927, doubling in power and moving to 1010 kHz at 50 watts in 1930, and to 880 kHz. The station's main content were local news, and local artists and talents from Kitchener, Hamilton, and Brantford. In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... Map of the Region of Waterloo with Cambridge in red. ... For the electoral district, see Cambridge (electoral district). ... Amateur radio, commonly called ham radio, is a hobby enjoyed by many people throughout the world (as of 2004 about 3 million worldwide, 70,000 in Germany, 5,000 in Norway, 57,000 in Canada, and 700,000 in the USA). ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... The United States government requires users of radio spectrum to obtain a broadcast license to use the airwaves, except for low-powered transmitters like CBs and Walkie Talkies. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ...

On December 29, 1927, the station officially moved to the Arcade Building in downtown Brantford, under the supervision of his daughter, Florence Dolph Buchanan, and her husband (and station manager) J.D. Buchanan. Its transmitter was located in the Six Nations Reserve at the time. December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar). ...

In 1934, the station moved again on the AM dial, to 930 kHz. Six years later, Florence Buchanan became both owner and manager of CKPC-AM, becoming the first woman in canada to own and/or operate a radio station. The next year, the station moved to its present frequency, 1380 kHz. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ...

The station would grow very vigourously through the Postwar years, moving to a few different (and bigger) facilities in Brantford. This article should be transwikied to wiktionary The term post-war is generally used for the period after the end of World War II, i. ...


Today, the station plays a general format of AM Gold, Classic Rock, Golden Oldies, Oldies, and Pop standards from the 1950s to the 1970s, with a great deal of Beatles songs as well. Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the early-1980s. ... Oldies is a generic term commonly used in the United States to describe a radio format that concentrates on popular top-40 music from the 1950s, the 1960s, and the early 1970s. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The term pop standards refers to an American songwriting, arranging, and singing style that is widely considered as the high point of Western vocal popular music. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... The Beatles were a British rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. ...

See also

  • CKPC-FM, sister station to CKPC-AM

CKPC-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 92. ...

External links

  • Official Website
  • CKPC-AM's History



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