CJMG-FM

CJMG-FM, 97.1 Sun FM, Penticton

Bell Media Inc.

StationYearFreq.PowerOwner/Info
CJMG-FM
2013
97.1
1,800
Bell Media
CJMG-FM
2007
97.1
1,800
Astral Media Inc.
CJMG-FM
2002
97.1
1,800
Standard Radio Inc.
CJMG-FM
1999
97.1
1,800
Telemedia Communications Inc.
CKOR-FM
1965
97.1
1,800
Okanagan Radio Ltd.
1965

On June 1, CKOK Ltd. (owner of CKOK-AM) opened CKOK-FM 97.1 with an effective radiated power of 1,800 watts. Most programming on FM duplicated the AM station. 

1968

CKOK-FM was authorized to operate from a new transmitter site.

1969

Ralph Robinson was manager of CKOK-AM-FM.

Undated

CKOK-FM became CKOR-FM.

 

1989

CKOR-FM became CJMG-FM

Davis Communications Ltd. took control of Okanagan Radio Ltd. when it increased its ownership from 50 to 52.5%. (Davis purchased a further 2.5% interest from Frederick W. Trainor). 

1988

Bill Croft became news director at CJMG/CKOK, succeeding Fred Straw.

1992

Okanagan Skeena Group Ltd. acquired control of Okanagan Radio Limited. OSG already held 40.7% of OKR. It acquired all the shares of Davis Communications Ltd., which held 52.6% of OKR.

 

1993

CJMG-FM was authorized to add a transmitter at Oliver, operating on 99.9 MHz with an effective radiated power of 58 watts.  

1995

CJMG/CKOR Program Director Michael Olstrom left the stations.

1997

Hans Walter left Broadcast News in Edmonton to become news director at CJMG-FM / CKOR.

Ross Hawse became program director of 97 Magic FM and CKOR-AM. He had been with CJCI in Prince George. CJMG/CKOR News Director Jon Ferebee left to return to Mix 105 Vernon in March. 

1999

Okanagan Skeena Group Ltd. was purchased by Telemedia Radio Inc.

 

2002

Standard Radio Inc. purchased the Ontario and Western properties of Telemedia. Some stations were then sold to other companies. The Okanagan Skeena stations were retained by SRI.

 

2007

On September 27, Astral Media Radio G.P. received CRTC approval to acquire the assets of the radio and TV undertakings owned by Standard Radio Ltd., subject to certain conditions.  The purchase included CJMG-FM.  

2010

The new Broadcast Technician at Astral Media Radio Penticton was David Ford. He had been at sister station KBS Trail before making the move in May. Ford succeeded John Boles who went to another Astral station, Big Dog 92.7 Regina, as its Engineer.

2011

Roy McKenzie, the regional sales manager for Astral's B.C. Interior stations, was no longer with the company. His position was eliminated.

2013

On June 27, 2013, after a previous such application had been denied in 2012, the CRTC approved an application by Astral Media Inc. to sell its pay and specialty television channels, conventional television stations and radio stations to BCE Inc., including CJMG-FM.

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