CIOR-AM, Princeton

Bell Media Inc.

CIOR-AM201314001,000Bell Media
CIOR-AM200714001,000Astral Media Inc.
CIOR-AM200214001,000Standard Radio Inc.
CIOR-AM199014001,000Telemedia Communications Inc.
CKRP-AM198414001,000/250Oakanagon Radio Ltd.
CINL-AM197214001,000/250Princeton Broadcasting Ltd.


By this time, CINL 1400 was operating with 1,000 watts day and 250 watts night.


Okanagan Radio Ltd. purchased a 51% interest in Princeton Broadcasting Ltd. from NL Broadcasting Ltd. Laurence M. Currie continued to hold 49%.

CINL changed its call letters to CKRP. The station was a semi-satellite of the NL stations in Merritt and Kamloops. It would now be a semi-satellite of CKOK Penticton.


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. This purchase included the 51% interest in Princeton Broadcasting Ltd.


In March CKRP changed call letters to CIOR.


CHOR Summerland began simulcasting some of its programming on CIOR. This ended in 1995.


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


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.


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 CIOR-AM. 


On August 31, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CIOR 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.


On March 20, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CIOR to August 31, 2012. 

On July 10, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CIOR to March 31, 2013. 


On February 6, the CRTC administratively renewed CIOR’s licence 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 CIOR.


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.

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