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CKDA Gallery (1950-1995)





1950: Jan. 18: CKDA 1340 signs on as Victoria’s second radio station. It would occupy AM 1280, 1220 and 1200 before signing off Sept. 1, 1995. Its power was 250 watts. CKDA history.

1954: Aug. 1 5 pm: CKDA 1340 moves to AM 1280 and increases its power from 250 watts to 5000 watts.

1955: CKDA FM 98.5 signs
on the air in Victoria.  Power was 370 watts.

1957: Sept. 18:  CKDA 1280 Victoria moves to AM 1220.  Its power  doubles to 10,000 watts.

1965: March 21 6 pm: CKDA FM becomes CFMS 98.5 and starts broadcasting independently from CKDA.  Its broadcast day is noon-midnight 7 days a week.

1971: CKDA 1220 Victoria increases its power to 50,000 watts.

1986: July 1: CKDA 1220 moves to AM 1200.

1994: CKDA 1200 drops its all oldies format for an all 70s format.

1995: Sept. 1 5 pm: CKDA 1200 signs off the air.  The owners of CKDA and CFMS FM 98.5 sell the AM station to CKKQ 100.3 FM and CFMS is sold and partnered with CJVI.

Oct. 10 5 pm: CKXM 1200 signs on with a country music format under new management.



Item 1: CKDA Poster from Aug. 1, 1954 to change frequencies to AM 1280.

Item 2: Notice from Aug. 1, 1954 about frequency change.

Item 3: Newspaper article about the power increase and frequency change Aug. 1, 1954 from the Victoria Colonist.

Item 4:
CKDA moves to AM 1220 on Sept. 18, 1957.

  Program schedule from Sept. 1959.