CKBW Online Radio
CKBW Online Radio:
CKBW Radio is an Adult Contemporary radio station. It is broadcasting from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada. The transmitter is operated by Acadia Broadcasting.
This stations broadcasting in Liverpool (94.5FM) and Shelburne (93.1FM). CKBW-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 98.1 FM in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
The station also operates in Liverpool, Nova Scotia at 94.5 FM and in Shelburne, Nova Scotia at 93.1 FM. The station plays a classic hits format branded as “70s 80s 90s CKBW” with the current slogan Turn Up The Feel Good.
CKBW is owned & operated by Acadia Broadcasting which also owns sister station CJHK-FM. CKBW’s first broadcast was at AM 1000 on December 24, 1947, under local ownership.
In 1949, Acadia Broadcasting hired Jamie Macleod an announcer from CHNS, who had returned to announcing duties after serving in the RCAF as a Spitfire pilot.
His assignment was Program Director and Operations Manager. In 1950, while still in high school in Bridgewater, the actor Donald Sutherland was hired by Jamie McLeod as a part-time announcer at CKBW for 60 cents an hour.
In the summer of 1953 Sutherland left CKBW and headed for the University of Toronto to study engineering. Two months after he arrived he did an audition for U of T’s Hart House Theater and that changed everything.
In 1967, the station moved from King Street to new studios and offices specially constructed on the second floor of the Bridgewater Shopping Plaza.
In 1996, Bob MacLaren, former station general manager was inducted in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall Of Fame. In 1999, Jamie MacLeod was inducted in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
In 2001, CKBW flipped to the FM band at 98.1 MHz. The station changed formats numerous times. For much of the 1990s, CKBW played primarily country music until an official format change in 2001 to adopt the current adult contemporary format.
On June 5, 2023 CKBW flipped from Adult Contemporary to Classic Hits branded as “70s 80s 90s CKBW” with the current slogan “Turn Up The Feel Good!”
Radio Contact Info:
135 North Street, suite 200 Bridgewater, NS