CKYR-FM

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CKYR-FM
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CityCalgary, Alberta
BrandingRED FM Calgary
SloganReflecting Ethnic Diversity
Frequency106.7 MHz (FM)
First air dateMay 3, 2013
FormatMulticultural
OwnerSouth Asian Broadcasting Corporation
WebcastListen live
Websitecalgary.redfm.ca

CKYR-FM is a radio station which operates a multilingual/ethnic radio station on the frequency of 106.7 MHz/FM in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. CKYR's studios are located on Westwinds Drive Northeast in Calgary, while its transmitter is located on Old Banff Coach Road in western Calgary.

History[edit]

On May 24, 2012, Multicultural Broadcasting Corporation Inc. received a licence from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to operate a new ethnic commercial radio station to serve Calgary.[1]

In February 2013, the station is doing on-air tests and will be branded as RED FM.[2] The station launched on May 3, 2013.[3]

Notes[edit]

CIRI-FM, a very low power traffic radio station operating at 106.5 MHz is an adjacent frequency to the new proposed multicultural station at 106.7 MHz. There are possibilities that one of these stations may have to change frequencies to avoid interference.

Programming[edit]

CKYR's programming is primarily South Asian (Hindi and Punjabi) but it also airs programming in the following languages: Akan, Arabic, Bengali, Croatian, Dari, Fijian, Gujarati, Korean, Pashto, Persian, Russian, Sindhi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Twi and Vietnamese.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-308, Licensing of new radio stations to serve Calgary, Alberta, CRTC, May 24, 2012
  2. ^ RED FM (CKYR) 106.7 Calgary is on the air testing Archived 2016-03-07 at the Wayback Machine., Radio West - Canadian Radio News, February 17, 2013
  3. ^ Calgary’s Newest Radio Station, Red FM 106.7 FM, Launched on May 3, 2013, mediamag.ca

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°04′21″N 114°15′38″W / 51.07250°N 114.26056°W / 51.07250; -114.26056