CFOK 1370 flip to FM

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Re: CFOK 1370 flip to FM

Postby slowhand » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:30 am

Howaboutthat wrote:Was it ever at 630AM ?

I dunno. Aren't you ever up that early to check?
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Re: CFOK 1370 flip to FM

Postby Dan Sys » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:50 am

Was it ever at 630AM ?

Hey Howaboutthat.....why don't you share your witty remarks with the folks on this board:
http://www.experienceproject.com/groups ... /613/forum
I think it might be more suited for you.
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Re: CFOK 1370 flip to FM

Postby Howaboutthat » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:35 pm

Dan Sys wrote:
Was it ever at 630AM ?

Hey Howaboutthat.....why don't you share your witty remarks with the folks on this board:
http://www.experienceproject.com/groups ... /613/forum
I think it might be more suited for you.



Sorry, but my contract says I'm exclusive to RW. :tail
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Re: CFOK 1370 flip to FM

Postby glaherty » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:34 pm

Howaboutthat wrote:
Dan Sys wrote:
Was it ever at 630AM ?

Hey Howaboutthat.....why don't you share your witty remarks with the folks on this board:
http://www.experienceproject.com/groups ... /613/forum
I think it might be more suited for you.



Sorry, but my contract says I'm exclusive to RW. :tail



Lucky us. :drunken:
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Re: CFOK 1370 flip to FM

Postby jon » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:53 am

Dan Sys tells me that CFOK will become CKWB when they switch to FM.

The "WB" must stand for Westlock-Barrhead. If so, it marks a decided shift from the current local Westlock focus, to more of a two city approach. Although they currently have some Barrhead sponsors, this could net them significantly more advertising, if they establish significant local presence in both Westlock and Barrhead.

As mentioned elsewhere, the new transmitter site will be between the two communities with a directional pattern favouring East and West to maximize the FM signal in both. And pretty much eliminating much of a signal into Edmonton.
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Re: CFOK 1370 flip to FM

Postby jondavid01 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:43 pm

Any know any recent news on when CKWB will hit 97.9??
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Re: CFOK 1370 flip to FM

Postby jon » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:57 pm

"Not until at least next year" according to Newcap management who responded here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7559&p=12794726#p12794726
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Re: CFOK 1370 flip to FM

Postby TRENT310 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:12 pm

So, tonight was Nick Gulka's last day at CFCW, he says he's going to try mornings at post-FM-flip CFOK.

We figured out what the technical details are, anyone have info on what CFOK-FM or CKWB-FM will run as a station format? Mr. Zahara?
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Re: CFOK 1370 flip to FM

Postby kevinzahara » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:39 pm

:carrot: We are not keeping it a secret, we will be country on the FM which will be launched later this summer. That's all I can tell you! We have completely renovated CFOK and doubled the space with an AXIA set-up. Our engineering team did an amazing job. If your ever in either High Prairie or Westlock, stop by the station... they are the two nicest looking stations in our group. We are excited about the move to FM for Westlock. Once complete, all Newcap Alberta North West stations will be FM.

Back when I was doing mornings for Cat Country in Athabasca and Telemedia owned us, somebody asked me about whether or not CKBA was ever going to be FM... I told them that the small stations like CKBA, CKWA, CFOK, CKVH would never go FM in my lifetime because of the size of the markets. Boy was I wrong!
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Re: CFOK 1370 flip to FM

Postby kevinzahara » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:38 pm

For those not aware, we started testing CKWB-FM earlier this month at 97.9FM... we've had phone calls from Mayerthorpe and Athabasca from people picking us up. Signal reaches into Edson but there is a fair amount of static depending where your at. The launch will be coming soon... stay tuned!
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Re: CFOK 1370 flip to FM

Postby jon » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:10 pm

Great to hear! Thanks for keeping us updated.

Coincidentally, I was listening to The Trading Post this morning on CFOK. Fun to hear the announcer hum a little tune himself rather than play music in the few seconds between calls.
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Re: CFOK 1370 flip to FM

Postby jon » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:22 pm

Not a City Grade signal from CKWB-FM right now, but certainly a decent signal here on the extreme South West corner of Edmonton.

Cute Test IDs, too, including the memorable line "If you're picking up our signal on, say, your kid's braces, please give us a call."
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Re: CFOK 1370 flip to FM

Postby Tape Splicer » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:47 pm

The link below is to the CKWB FM facebook page...


http://www.facebook.com/pages/CKWB-FM/173867859346394
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Re: CFOK 1370 flip to FM

Postby kat » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:36 pm

I remember when CFOK was Kat Country.

Soon the call letters will be gone and CFOK will have a new name and be on FM.

I can see the protesters now on the street(s) of Westlock waving plackards that read : "FOK OFF"

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Re: CFOK 1370 flip to FM

Postby Howaboutthat » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:32 am

You're reading my mind Kat, except I thought that might be the local newspaper headline when they turned off the AM transmitter!
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