|City of license||Kingston, Ontario|
|Slogan||Kingston's Best Rock.|
|Frequency||105.7 MHz (FM)|
|First air date||March 19, 2001|
|ERP||24 kW (average ERP)
50 kW (peak ERP)
|Callsign meaning||Canadian Independent Kingston-Rock|
|Owner||Rogers Radio, a division of 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%). 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.
On September 21, 2000, the station received approval from the CRTC to operate a new english-language FM radio programming undertaking at Kingston. 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.
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.
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.
- K-Rock 105.7
- CIKR-FM history - Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CIKR-FM
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