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CityLindsay, Ontario
Broadcast areaLindsay and Kawartha Lakes, Ontario
Branding91.9 Bob FM
Slogan'80s, '90s & Whatever
Frequency91.9 MHz (FM)
First air date1955
Formatadult hits
ERP7.56 kilowatts average
11.4 kilowatts peak
HAAT131 meters (430 ft)
Callsign meaningC Kawartha Lakes & LindsaY
Former frequencies910 kHz (AM) (1955-1998)
OwnerBell Media
(Bell Media Radio)

CKLY-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 91.9 FM in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario.


The station was launched in 1955 on 910 AM, owned by Greg-May Broadcasting and licensed to the community of Lindsay, Ontario, it was acquired by McNabb Broadcasting in 1981, and by Centario Communications in 1993.[1]

On January 7, 1998, Centario received permission from the CRTC to convert CKLY to the FM band at 91.9 MHz with an effective radiated power of 14,000 watts. [2] CKLY-FM began on-air testing in early April 1998 with low power from a tower at the studio location. Full-power tests began a short time later from a new tower located at the AM transmitter site; the station officially signed on at 91.9 FM in May branded as Y92 retaining the CKLY call letters.[3] According to the Canadian Communications Foundation, the CKLY 910 AM transmitter was shut down on May 24, 1998.

The station was acquired by CHUM Limited on December 21, 2000,[4] and by CTVglobemedia, now Bell Media on March 23, 2007. [5]

On May 19, 2005, CKLY-FM was given approval to decrease average effective radiated power from 14,000 to 5,270 watts (maximum ERP from 27,500 to 11,400 watts), to increase antenna height (from 45 to 131 metres EHAAT) and to relocate the transmitter.[6]

On August 21 or 22, 2005, at 10:00 am, CKLY-FM became the latest CHUM-owned radio station to adopt its current Bob FM branding and adult hits format.

On July 8, 2008, long-time CKLY owner Pete McNabb died at the Victoria Manor in Lindsay. McNabb owned CKLY for 25 years, from 1961 to 1986.

As of 2011, CKLY-FM is owned by Bell Media (Bell Media Radio).[7]


  1. ^ Decision CRTC 93-325, Acquisition of assets, CRTC, July 30, 1993
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 98-4, Conversion of CKLY from AM to FM, CRTC, January 7, 1998
  3. ^ CKLY (910) has turned on the transmitter of CKLY-FM (91.9), North East Radio Watch -, May 14, 1998
  4. ^ Decision CRTC 2000-768, Acquisition of assets of CKLY-FM, CRTC, December 21, 2000
  5. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-100, Acquisition of assets - Corporate reorganization, CRTC, March 23, 2007
  6. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-204, CKLY-FM City of Kawartha Lakes (Lindsay) - Technical change, CRTC, May 19, 2005
  7. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-516, Various radio programming undertakings in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia – Acquisition of assets (corporate reorganization), CRTC, August 22, 2011

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Coordinates: 44°16′47″N 78°41′56″W / 44.27972°N 78.69889°W / 44.27972; -78.69889