CKRY-FM
Broadcast areaCalgary Metropolitan Region
Frequency105.1 MHz (FM) (HD Radio)
BrandingCountry 105
Programming
FormatCountry
HD2: CHQR
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
Ownership
Owner
CHQR, CFGQ-FM, CICT-DT, CISA-DT
History
First air date
July 9, 1982
Call sign meaning
C(K)algaRY (broadcast area) or
C(K)ountRY (format)
Technical information
ClassC
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT298.5 meters (979 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
51°03′00″N 114°04′30″W / 51.050°N 114.075°W / 51.050; -114.075
Repeater(s)CKRY-FM-2 93.3 Banff
Links
Websitecountry105.com

CKRY-FM is a Canadian radio station that broadcasts a country format at 105.1 FM in Calgary, Alberta. The station uses its on-air brand name Country 105. The station is owned by Corus Entertainment, which also owns sister stations CHQR, CFGQ-FM, CICT-DT, and CISA-DT. CKRY's studios are located on 17th Ave SW near Westbrook Mall, while its transmitter is located at 85th Street Southwest and Old Banff Coach Road in western Calgary.

As of Winter 2020, CKRY is the 5th-most-listened-to radio station in the Calgary market according to a PPM data report released by Numeris.[1] Country 105 has been awarded Station of the Year several times, most recently in 2019.[2]

A transmitter located in Banff, Alberta, rebroadcasts the station at 93.3 FM.[3]

Country 105 old logo

In December 2015, CKRY launched HD Radio services, becoming the first station in Alberta to do so. Their HD2 sub-channel airs a simulcast of sister station CHQR.[4] On April 1. 2016, Corus acquired Shaw Media, giving CKRY two TV stations (CISA and CICT) for additional sister networks. CKRY is simulcast across Canada on Bell Satellite TV satellite channel 968.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Winter 2020 PPM Data". Retrieved 2021-04-01.
  2. ^ "Site Unavailable".
  3. ^ (CRTC), Government of Canada, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (20 April 2000). "ARCHIVED - Decision CRTC 2000-108, Addition of a transmitter of CKRY-FM at Banff". www.crtc.gc.ca.((cite web)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Canada Stations".
  5. ^ http://www.bell.ca/Styles/tv/all_languages/all_regions/pdfs/U3753%20WHS%20Prog%20Channel-DTH%20ON%20FEB%202016%20E.pdf [bare URL PDF]