100.5 Fresh Radio is a commercial radio station broadcasting at 100.5 MHz frequency on the FM band. The station’s call sign is CKRU FM, meaning “Kruz” (former branding). Its on-air transmission from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Its broadcasting format is a hot adult contemporary radio format. FM moved to Christmas music for part of November and December. Corus Entertainment owns the station as well as its sister stations CKWF FM and CHEX DT. Its on-air brand name is “100.5 Fresh Radio.” Its programming content is local weather updates, information, music, talk shows, events, and current news. It caters worldwide audience through live streaming on the internet for 24 hours.
History of 100.5 Fresh Radio
In 1942, the station began broadcasting with the call sign CHEX at 1430 kHz AM station. The channel added a television station, CHEX TV, on Channel 12 in 1959. It switched to 980 kHz in 1958 and was an affiliate with CBC Radio’s Dominion Network until 1962. In 1992, it became CKRU.
Switch to FM
The station applied to the CRTC to convert to the FM band on October 11, 2007. On May 8, 2008, CKRU moved to the FM band at 96.7 MHz frequency. But Pineridge Broadcasting (owner of CKSG FM and CHUC FM) in Cobourg had used the 96.7 frequency for a new adult contemporary radio station (CJWV FM). After that, the radio found another FM frequency and applied for 100.5 FM. CRTC approved this application on December 1, 2008, and launched a new FM station on 100.5 FM on June 15, 2009.
Fresh Mornings with Pete and Dani – 5:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Dale Lowe – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Gord Gibb – 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Best of Pete & Dani – 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM – Saturday & Sunday
Luke Foster – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Saturday
Kyle Van Loosen – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM – Sunday
Weekly Pop 20 Countdown – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Sunday / 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Saturday
Non-Stop Saturday Nights – 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM – Saturday
Turn Up! – 9:00PM to 12:00AM – Saturday
Fresh Music – 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Mailing Address: Corus Entertainment – 100.5 Fresh Radio, 743 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 5K2
Official Website: https://1005freshradio.ca/
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