CJOR-AM

CJOR-AM, EZ Rock, Osoyoos / Oliver

Bell Media Inc.

StationYearFreq.PowerOwner/Info
CJOR-AM
2013
1240
1,000
Bell Media
CJOR-FM
2007
1240
1,000
Astral Media Inc.
CJOR-AM
2002
1240
1,000
Standard Radio Inc.
CJOR-AM
1991
1240
1,000
Okanagan Skeena Group Ltd.
CJOR-AM
1990
1240
1,000
Okanagan Skeena Group Ltd.
CKOO-AM
1986
1240
1,000
Davis Communicatios Ltd.
CKOO-AM
1986
1240
1,000
Davis Communications Ltd
CKOO-AM
1984
1240
1,000
FraserValley Broadcasters Ltd.
CKOO-AM
1979
1240
1,000/250
FraserValley Broadcasters Ltd
CKOO-AM
1972
1240
250
FraserValley Broadcasters Ltd
CKOO-AM
1966
1240
250
Okanagan Radio Ltd.
1966

CKOK Ltd. launched CKOO in December to serve Osoyoos & Oliver, Canada and Oroville, U.S.A. Power was 250 watts.

 

1972

On April 14, permission was granted for the transfer of Okanagan Radio Ltd. (CKOK-AM-FM, CKOO, CKGF and the proposed CKSP Summerland) from M. P. Finnerty, L. M. Finnerty, P. C. Finnerty and L. C. Wells to Fraser Valley Broadcasters Ltd. and D. C. Barkman.

 

1975

On June 9, approval was granted for the transfer of Okanagan Radio Ltd. from Fraser Valley Broadcasters Ltd. and Dennis Cornelius Barkman to Barkman, Kenneth Lewis Davis and Gerald William Pash.

 

1979

By this time, CKOO was operating on 1240 kHz with a power of 1,000 watts day and 250 watts night.

 

Undated

CKOO added a rebroadcaster (CKOO-1) at Oliver.

 

1984

CKOO and CKOO-1 were authorized to increase night power from 250 to 1,000 watts.

1986

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).

 

1989

CKOO was noted as broadcasting 111 hours and 29 minutes per week of locally-produced programs. All other programming originated with CKOK Penticton. 

 

1990

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.

 

1991

In March CKOO and CKOO-1 became CJOR and CJOR-1 respectively.

 

1993

On October 19 the CRTC approved application to convert CJOR-1 Oliver to the FM band, operating on 102.9 MHz directional with an effective radiated power of 58 watts (180 watts peak).   CJOR-1 became CJOR-FM.

 

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 CJOR-AM and CJOR-FM.  

 

2011

On August 31, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CJOR and its transmitter CJOR-FM Oliver until March 31, 2012.

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

2012

On March 20, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CJOR and its transmitter CJOR-FM Oliver to August 31, 2012. On July 10, the licence was administratively renewed to March 31, 2013.

2013

On February 6, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence of CJOR Osoyoos and its transmitter CJOR-FM Oliver to August 31, 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 CJOR.

2014

On April 17, the CRTC approved an application to convert CIOR Princeton into a rebroadcasting transmitter of CJOR Osoyoos. 

On May 20, the CRTC approved the revocation of CIOR's licence. CIOR would become a rebroadcast transmitter of CJOR.

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