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City of license Watrous, Saskatchewan
Broadcast area Southern and Central Saskatchewan
Branding CBC Radio One
Frequency 540 kHz (AM)
First air date 1939
Format public broadcasting
ERP 50,000 watts
Class A
Transmitter coordinates 51°40′48″N 105°26′48″W / 51.68°N 105.44667°W / 51.68; -105.44667
Callsign meaning Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Henry Kelsey (the first explorer to reach the Canadian Prairies)
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website CBC Saskatchewan

CBK is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting the CBC Radio One network at 540 AM in Saskatchewan. The AM transmitter is located in Watrous, the city of licence, but the studios are in Regina.



The station was launched by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1939, serving both Regina and Saskatoon from the single transmitter site. Much of southern Saskatchewan, also including the cities of Yorkton, Swift Current, Moose Jaw and Prince Albert, receives the AM signal, which operates on a clear channel.

However, because of urban AM reception issues during the day, the cities of Regina (CBKR-FM 102.5) and Saskatoon (CBK-1-FM 94.1) are now served by FM rebroadcasters of the AM signal. The remainder of the station's broadcast area continues to be served by the main 540 AM signal. The station also has an FM rebroadcaster (CBKM-FM 98.5) in Meadow Lake, a city on the fringe of the AM station's reception area.

There has recently been an effort by the town of Watrous to designate the transmitter a historic site.

Local programming

The station's local programs are The Morning Edition in the mornings from 6 a.m.-8:30 a.m. CST, Blue Sky from 12 noon-2 p.m. CST and The Afternoon Edition in the afternoons from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. CST.

CBKA-FM in La Ronge and its rebroadcasters are now full rebroadcasters of CBK. Until 2009, that station produced its own noon-hour show and regional news updates, although it aired both The Morning Edition and The Afternoon Edition.[1]


CBK has the following rebroadcasters:

City of licence Frequency Callsign
Athabasca Hydro Station [2] 88.1 FM VF2280
Beauval 101.5 FM CBKB-FM
Buffalo Narrows 103.5 FM CBKD-FM
Cumberland House 94.9 FM CBKV-FM
Creighton 94.3 FM CBKO-FM
Fond du Lac 100.1 FM CBKG-FM
Île-à-la-Crosse 105.1 FM CBKC-FM
Island Falls 105.1 FM CBKN-FM
La Loche 95.5 FM CBKE-FM
Meadow Lake 98.5 FM CBKM-FM
Montreal Lake 93.3 FM CBKL-FM
Patuanak 105.5 FM CBKK-FM
Pelican Narrows 105.9 FM CBKW-FM
Pinehouse Lake 94.1 FM CBKJ-FM
Regina [3] 102.5 FM CBKR-FM
Saskatoon [4] 94.1 FM CBK-1-FM
Southend 91.7 FM CBKP-FM
Stony Rapids 93.3 FM CBKH-FM
Stanley Mission 95.5 FM CBKI-FM
Uranium City 105.1 FM CBDH-FM


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