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Golden Ez Rock Logo.PNG
City Golden, British Columbia
Branding 106.3 EZ Rock
Slogan Today's Soft Rock with Less Talk
Frequency 106.3 MHz (FM)
Repeater(s) CKIR
First air date 1974
Format adult contemporary
ERP 890 watts
horizontal polarization only
HAAT −373.3 meters (−1,225 ft)
Class A
Transmitter coordinates 51°16′25″N 116°59′20″W / 51.2736°N 116.989°W / 51.2736; -116.989
Owner Bell Media
(Bell Media Radio)

CKGR-FM is a Canadian radio station that broadcasts on 106.3 MHz in Golden, British Columbia.

Owned and operated by Bell Media, the station airs an adult contemporary music format under the 106.3 EZ Rock on-air brand.

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 as a rebroadcaster of CKCR-FM. In 1984, CKGR received Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approval to broadcast some local content of its own in addition to the content provided from CKCR and add a rebroadcaster of its own at Invermere, operating at 870 kHz with the call sign CKIR.[1][2][3]

Over the years, the station went through different ownerships. In October 2007, the assets of Standard Radio, including CKGR, were purchased by Astral Media, and then Bell Media, which has been the owner of CKGR since 2013.

Switch to FM[edit]

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.[4] [5]


Rebroadcasters of CKGR-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Invermere, British Columbia CKIR 870 AM 250 nighttime watts
1000 daytime watts
C Query 84-866

See also[edit]


  1. ^ CRTC (October 5, 1984). "Decision CRTC 84-866". CRTC. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ "CKGR-FM History of Canadian Broadcasting". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved October 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ "CKCR-FM History of Canadian Broadcasting". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved October 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-764
  5. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-764-1

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Coordinates: 51°16′25″N 116°59′21″W / 51.27361°N 116.98917°W / 51.27361; -116.98917