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Fairchild Radio 1430 AM


CHKT-AM Ontario Fairchild Radio 1430 AM launched in 1925 as CKCL-AM by Dominion Battery Co. on a frequency of 840 AM and using an ERP of 500 w is a news and talk format radio currently owned by Fairchild Holdings. Dominion Battery launched the station form studios at The Prince George Hotel on May 5, 1925. The channel shared aired time among CFCA, CJSC, CHNC, CKNC, CHIC and CJCD. Airtime was fully authorized to CKCL in Nov 1931 followed by a wattage decreased to 100 w in 1932. Effective radiated power was increased to 1000 w using a Marconi transmitter under Havana Treaty on Aug 1, 1940. Toronto Broadcasting Corporation-owned CKEY would operate the Fairchild 1430 AM from Aug 21, 1944.

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Wattage was increased to 5,000 and 1,000 w for day and nighttime respectively in Jan 1945. Shoreacres Broadcasting co. Ltd. took over the ownership of the Fairchild 1430 AM in 1961 and studios were recoated to 247 Davenport Road. Top 40 format was adopted by the CKEY in 1962 and frequency was changed to 590 kHz in Jan 1964. Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. in 1966 came forward to take the ownership of the assets of Shoreacres.  Studios were moved to 247 Davenport Rd. in 1971. CKEY was operating fulltime using a 10,000 w transmitter in Aug 1975. Shoreacres Broadcasting Ltd. was renamed as CKEY Ltd. in 1977.

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Maclean owned subsidiaries CKEY Ltd. and CKOY Ltd were unified into Key Radio Ltd. in Jan 1980. The calls were changed to CKYC in 1991. Rogers Communications had its hand on Maclean 1994 and CKYC was acquired by Telemedia Communications. The frequency was swapped with CJCL to get 1430 AM dial and stopped broadcasting country music in Feb 1995. CKYC was renamed as CHKT-AM in 1997 and somewhere in 1997 also CHKT evolved into a mostly Chinese content station. Telemedia sold out Fairchild 1430 AM to Y.B.C Holdings Ltd. which had ownership to Fairchild Holdings. In 1997. Studios were relocated to 135 East Beaver Creek Rd., Unit 8 in 2005. You can have the wide variety of programming including news, sports and weather updates, current affairs, lifestyle, talk, music, ethnic (Chinese and Punjabi) and multicultural programs. Follow the CHKT-AM on Facebook and Twitter. Here is the website: www.am1430.com

Fairchild 1430 AM Programs


The Touch of BrendaExpounding the Sublime DharmaDJ WorkshopMark & Ken’s Show
Whisper of the HeartPilipino (Pinoy Times)How are YouSunday Kafei
Karaoke HitsLadies and GentlmentIn MagazineDaigaku
Poon & Denise’s ShowGoodies OldiesGood Morning SunshineDominic’s Carnival
Joy Love ClubYoloShowers of blessingHealth Experts
Evenings News’s WatchSanjha Punjab RadioSamleng Khmer OntarioItalian Radio
Obedineta MakedonijaHome Sweet HomeNewsTony’s Talk Show
Radio PlusJenny’s ShowHappy HourLa Viet
Irish ShowIn Touch MinistryLao VoiceGerman Austrian Radio
Coffee, Tea & BreadWalk Together with Ricky ChanLung & Salomon’s ShowHungarian Radio
Love & LifeNews BeatAM1430 Mandarin HotlineThai Radio Cham Shan


Address: 151 Esna Park Drive, Unit 26-29

Markham, Ontario L3R 3B1

Tel: 905 415 6265

Fax: 905 415 6294

Email: estherkwong@am1430.com