CKRX-FM
Broadcast areaFort Nelson
Frequency102.3 MHz (FM)
BrandingBounce 102.3
Programming
FormatAdult hits
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
November 21, 1967 as CFNL
Technical information
ClassA
ERP1.8 kW
HAAT122.5 meters (402 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteiheartradio.ca/bounce/fort-nelson

CKRX-FM is a Canadian radio station that broadcasts an adult hits format at 102.3 FM in Fort Nelson, British Columbia. The station is branded as Bounce 102.3 and is owned by Bell Media.

The station originally began broadcasting on November 21, 1967 as CFNL operating at 590 AM, until the move to the FM dial was made in 1997.[1] It originally aired a hot adult contemporary format under the Energy 102.3 moniker until mid-2011, where it changed to an active rock format under a new moniker, 102.3 The Bear. It is the fourth radio station in Canada to use this moniker, after CFBR-FM in Edmonton, CKQB-FM in Ottawa (which changed owners on January 31, 2014 and format two months later), and CKNL-FM in Fort St. John.

As part of a mass format reorganization by Bell Media, on May 18, 2021, CKRX flipped to adult hits under the Bounce branding.[2]

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 CKRX, which is to be sold to Vista Radio.[3]

References

  1. ^ Decision CRTC 96-645
  2. ^ Bell Media Bounces 25 Stations Across Canada to New Variety Hits Brand
  3. ^ 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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