CKDR FM is a Canadian radio station airing its live transmission from Dryden, Ontario. The station airs an adult contemporary format. It uses 92.7 MHz frequency on the FM stereo. In Ignace, Ear Falls, Hudson, Red Lake, and Sioux Lookout, it has rebroadcasters. Acadia Broadcasting is the station’s owner. It was established in 1963 at 900 kHz on the AM band. Fawcett Broadcasting was permitted to add rebroadcast transmitters for CKDR at Hudson, Ear Falls, and Sioux Lookout. In 1980, FM added the transmitter to Red Lake. The radio flipped to 800 kHz in 1984 and remained there until November 8, 2005. Then FM converted to 92.7 FM.

Rebroadcasters of CKDR FM

In 1977, After permission, CKDR operated at a 50 watts rebroadcaster at Ignace with a call sign CKIG at 1340 kHz (AM). On June 27, 1979, FM received permission to add rebroadcast transmitters at Ear Falls (CKEF 1490 kHz, 40 watts), Sioux Lookout (CKSI 1400 kHz, 50 watts), and Hudson (CKHD 1450 kHz, 40 watts). In 1981, CKEF Ear Falls moved from 1490 kHz to 1450 kHz frequency. The rebroadcasters CKEF, CKHD, CKIG, and CKSI, would all adopt the CKDR callsign during 1980. CRTC permitted CKDR to convert CKDR-2′ and CKDR-5 to 97.1 MHz to replace the AM signals in 2006.


In December 2007, the Sioux Lookout repeater moved to 97.1 MHz frequency as well as Red Lake AM repeater was also broadcast 97.1 MHz in 2008. The co-owned CFOB FM Fort Frances applied to use the rebroadcasting transmitter CKDR-6 Atikokan on June 8, 2010. The CRTC approved the plan on August 19, 2010. On June 2, 2014, CRTC gave permission to FM to convert CKDR-1 to 97.5 MHz with 50 watts of broadcasting power. The station applied to convert CKDR-4 to 97.5 MHz on November 27, 2015, and CRTC approved the application on March 9, 2016. As a result, FM shut down its last AM transmitter at 1450 kHz in Hudson and flipped to its new FM frequency at 97.5 MHz in August 2019.

What does CKDR stand for?

CKDR stands for CK DRyden (broadcast area).


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Address: 122 King Street, Dryden, ON P8N 1C2
Office: (807) 223-2355
Long Distance: 1-800-465-7200
Fax: (807) 223-5090
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