Broadcast areaRevelstoke
Frequency106.1 MHz (FM)
BrandingBounce 106.1
FormatAdult hits
OwnerBell Media (sale to Vista Radio pending approval)
First air date
1965 (AM)
2009 (FM)
Technical information
ERP800 watts
(Horizontal only)
HAAT−810.8 metres (−2,660 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
50°59′N 118°13′W / 50.99°N 118.22°W / 50.99; -118.22
WebcastListen Live

CKCR-FM is a Canadian radio station in Revelstoke, British Columbia. The station operates at 106.1 FM. CKCR is owned by Bell Media and airs an adult hits format under the on-air brand Bounce 106.1.


In 1965, Hall-Gray Broadcasting Co. Ltd. (Bob Hall and Walter Gray) launched CKCR Revelstoke on the AM dial at 1340 kHz. CKCR was a re-broadcaster of CKXR in Salmon Arm.

In 1974, CKCR was given approval to start broadcasting local content of its own in addition to content received from CKXR. That same year CKCR set up a re-broadcaster of its own in Golden, CKGR.[1][2]

Over the years, the station went through different ownerships. In October 2007, the assets of Standard Radio (including CKCR) were purchased by Astral Media. Astral's assets were acquired by the station's current owner, Bell Media, in September 2013.

CKCR in Revelstoke has applied to convert to the FM band which received Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approval on March 3, 2009. CKCR now broadcasts at 106.1 FM with 800 watts.[3]

As part of a mass format reorganization by Bell Media, on May 18, 2021, CKCR flipped to adult hits, and adopted the Bounce branding.[4]

On February 8, 2024, Bell announced a restructuring that included the sale of 45 of its 103 radio stations to seven buyers, subject to approval by the CRTC, including CKCR, which is to be sold to Vista Radio.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "CKGR-FM History of Canadian Broadcasting". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "CKCR-FM History of Canadian Broadcasting". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  3. ^ CRTC (March 3, 2009). "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-108". CRTC. Retrieved August 25, 2017.
  4. ^ Bell Media Bounces 25 Stations Across Canada to New Variety Hits Brand
  5. ^ Hudes, Sammy (8 February 2024). "'Not a viable business anymore': Bell Media selling 45 radio stations amid layoffs". Toronto Star. The Canadian Press. Retrieved 8 February 2024.

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