“92 CITI-FM” was Winnipeg’s most potent FM signal. In fact, it was the most powerful FM in North America with a whopping 360,000 watts of effective radiated power! It began life in 1963 as CKY-FM, transmitting from the Channel 7 TV tower south of the city. When the 100,000 watt maximum FM power limit was later imposed, 92.1 was grandfathered in and allowed to keep it’s massive output. Because of it’s high power and southern transmitter location, this station was an easy catch in northeastern North Dakota. I could hear it most days on my car radio between Devils Lake and Grand Forks. This aircheck features Craig Felner who did evenings during the summer of 1983.
I recorded this from my grandparents’ house at Michigan, North Dakota. Midway through the recording, you can hear the signal improve to full quieting as I switch the receiver from “stereo” to “mono.” Equipment used was a Pioneer AM/FM/cassette stereo portable unit with TDK D90 tape.