Broadcast areaGolden
Frequency106.3 MHz (FM)
BrandingBounce 106.3
FormatAdult hits
First air date
Technical information
ERP890 watts
horizontal polarization only
HAAT−373.3 meters (−1,225 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
51°16′25″N 116°59′20″W / 51.2736°N 116.989°W / 51.2736; -116.989
Repeater(s)CKIR 870 Invermere
WebcastListen Live

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 hits format under the on-air brand Bounce 106.3.

CKGR also has 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 in 2013 to Bell Media. The station has been sold to Vista Radio in 2024, as part of Bell Media cuts. [4]

Switch to FM

Former "EZ Rock" logo until 2021

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.[5][6]

As part of a mass format reorganization by Bell Media, on May 18, 2021, CKGR flipped to adult hits, and adopted the Bounce branding.[7]

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 CKGR, which is to be sold to Vista Radio.[8]


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

See also


  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. ^ Bell Media planning cuts to CTV, BNN Bloomberg following BCE layoffs, sale of 45 radio stations
  5. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-764
  6. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-764-1
  7. ^ Bell Media Bounces 25 Stations Across Canada to New Variety Hits Brand
  8. ^ 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.

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