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CFQK Energy103-104 logo.png
CityKaministiquia, Ontario
Broadcast areaThunder Bay, Ontario
BrandingEnergy 103-104
Frequency104.5 MHz (FM)
First air date2002
Formathot adult contemporary
ERP50 watts
HAAT55 meters (180 ft)
OwnerNorthwest Broadcasting
(Dougall Media)

CFQK-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 104.5 FM in Kaministiquia, Ontario. The station airs a hot adult contemporary music format as Energy 103-104.

The station also broadcasts on 103.5 FM in Shuniah, with the callsign CKED-FM.


On September 15, 2000, Joel Virtanen, on behalf of Northwest Broadcasting, received approval by the CRTC to operate a new FM radio station to broadcast at 104.5 MHz in Kaministiquia.[1]

CFQK began broadcasting in 2001 or 2002,[2] and added the CKED rebroadcastter later in 2003.[3] [4] Both frequencies are low-power transmitters with partial audience reach into the nearby city of Thunder Bay.

On June 10, 2005, the CRTC denied an application by Dougall Media to acquire the station.[5]

Since CFQK-FM signed on in 2002, the station has gone through a number of short-lived formats such as hot ac/oldies Max 104.5, country music "Cottage Country 104",[6] and adult hits Larry FM. In mid-2005, the station dropped the adult hits "Larry FM" format and switched to a hot adult contemporary format known as 103.5, 104.5 HOT-FM.[7] Earlier that same year, an unrelated radio station CKTG-FM in Thunder Bay dropped its Hot 105.3 Hot AC/CHR format to classic rock.

In May 2008, CFQK-FM and its repeater CKED-FM once again changed formats this time to a country music format, known as 103.5 The Thunder.

In April 2010, the station applied to increase the effective radiated power for CFQK-FM from 50 watts to 250 watts and its repeater CKED-FM from 10 watts to 250 watts; this application was denied by the CRTC on October 15, 2010.[8]

On June 13, 2014, CFQK-FM and CKED-FM dropped the Thunder Country format and switched to a hot adult contemporary format as Energy FM.


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Coordinates: 48°30′27″N 89°27′28″W / 48.50750°N 89.45778°W / 48.50750; -89.45778