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CKLQ Announces Official FM Launch Date

posted Apr 24, 2017, 1:00 PM by Kathy Carr

 Carberry MB, April 25, 2017 – Q Country 91.5 FM is officially launching on April 27, 2017 at 4:15 pm. In January, approval was received from the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to broadcast CKLQ programming on the new FM station. “The FM band will allow listeners in and around Brandon to have better sound quality, while the continued AM band will act as a repeater, allowing listeners from as far away as the eastern Saskatchewan border and the U.S Border to continue listening to CKLQ,” said Dave Baxter, President and CEO of Westman Communications Group. 

“We’re extremely excited that the CRTC understood our desire to offer the enhanced sound qualities of FM to listeners in Brandon, and have approved broadcasting CKLQ programming on the FM band,” said Cam Clark, General Manager of 880 CKLQ. Clark added, “This comes at an exciting time, as we are also celebrating CKLQ’s 40th Anniversary year. We would like to thank all the listeners and community leaders who supported us in the application process.” 

To celebrate this milestone, Q Country will be hosting a launch party on April 27 at 3:00 pm at the Canad Inns Country Roadhouse, where they will unveil their fresh new look as Q Country 91.5 and do the live flip to FM on the spot at 4:15 pm. Popular Winnipeg-based country music duo, PETRIC will play a live set at the event. Listeners can tune in to 880 CKLQ for a chance to win exclusive tickets to the event through hourly on air giveaways. Those not in attendance are invited to tune in to 880 AM for the live countdown to the flip, which will occur at 4:15 pm. Also, they can listen to hear PETRIC’s new single live as the first song on 91.5 FM. 

About 880 CKLQ 

Radio stations 880 CKLQ and 94.7 STAR FM broadcast throughout Western Manitoba and are owned and operated by Westman Communications Group. Westman Communications Group is the operating name for Westman Media Cooperative Ltd. Westman is a customer-owned cooperative, which also operates cable systems in 36 communities. Westman is a leader in communication services including cable TV, Internet and phone. Westman is proud of its strong commitment to its customers and the communities it serves.