CIKR-FM

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CIKR-FM
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City of license Kingston, Ontario
Branding K-Rock 105.7
Slogan Kingston's Best Rock.
Frequency 105.7 MHz (FM)
First air date March 19, 2001
Format Active rock
ERP 50 kW
Class C1
Callsign meaning Canadian Independent Kingston-Rock
Owner Rogers Media
Sister stations CKXC-FM
Website K-Rock 105.7

CIKR-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 105.7 FM in Kingston, Ontario. The station broadcasts an adult rock format branded as K-Rock 105.7 and it is owned by Rogers Communications.

The station was originally owned by K-Rock 105.7 Inc., consisting of John P. Wright (60%), Douglas Kirk (15%), and Rogers Radio (25%).[1] The same ownership group also launched CKXC-FM (93.5) in early 2008, and operates WLYK (102.7) in the nearby American community of Cape Vincent, New York through a local marketing agreement.

The station was launched in 2001 by Mr. Wright, formerly the general manager of the competing stations CKLC and CFLY. It was the first new station launch in Kingston since 1953. The first song after this launch was "New Orleans is Sinking" by Kingston's own Tragically Hip.

CIKR has significant tuning among fans of rock music in the Watertown, New York market. Rogers is the 3rd rated radio cluster in the Watertown market.

On February 6, 2008, K-Rock purchased the naming rights to the K-Rock Centre for 10 years at $3.3 million.[2]

In late November 2008, Rogers announced it would acquire the remainder of the K-Rock partnership, pending CRTC approval. Its application was approved by the CRTC on May 4, 2009.[3]

On May 31, 2010, morning show personality and program director Glenn "G" Williams died after a 2 year long battle with ALS.

In June 2012, popular radio hosts Humble & Fred joined K-Rock to fill-in on the morning show for the summer.

In February 2013, long-time K-Rock announcer Big Kris returned to host the morning show with co-host Boomer.

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Coordinates: 44°10′02″N 76°25′39″W / 44.16722°N 76.42750°W / 44.16722; -76.42750