|City||Golden, British Columbia|
|Branding||106.3 EZ Rock|
|Slogan||Today's Soft Rock with Less Talk|
|Frequency||106.3 MHz (FM)|
|First air date||1974|
horizontal polarization only
|HAAT||−373.3 meters (−1,225 ft)|
Bell Media |
(Bell Media Radio)
CKGR has also an AM rebroadcaster at 870 kHz in Invermere with the call sign CKIR.
In 1973, Hall-Gray Broadcasting Co. Ltd. (Bob Hall and Walter Gray) received a licence to operate a new AM station at Golden. CKGR signed on the air in 1974 at 1400 kHz. In 1984, CKGR received Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approval to add a rebroadcaster at Invermere, operating at 870 kHz with the call sign CKIR.
Over the years, the station went through different ownerships. In October 2007, the assets of Standard Radio, including CKGR, were purchased by Astral Media, which is the current owner of CKGR.
Switch to FM
On October 15, 2010, CKGR received approval by the CRTC to convert to the FM band at 106.3 MHz with an average effective radiated power of 890 watts to broadcast a soft adult contemporary format targeting adults aged 18 to 54.
- 106.3 EZ Rock
- CKGR history - Canadian Communications Foundation
- CKIR history - Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CKGR
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CKIR