|City of license||Dryden|
|Broadcast area||Northwestern Ontario|
|Slogan||"Today's Hits, Yesterday's Favourites"|
|Frequency||92.7 MHz (FM)|
|Callsign meaning||C K DRyden|
CKDR was launched in 1963 on its original frequency of AM 900 kHz. In 1979, Fawcett Broadcasting was given approval to add rebroadcast transmitters for CKDR at Ear Falls, Hudson, and Sioux Lookout, while a transmitter was added to Red Lake in 1980.
|City of license||Identifier||Frequency||Power||Class||RECNet||CRTC Decision|
|Ignace||CKDR-1||1340 AM||50 watts||LP||Query|
|Sioux Lookout||CKDR-2-FM||97.1 FM||166 watts||A||Query|
|Hudson||CKDR-3||1450 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Ear Falls||CKDR-4||1450 AM||40 watts||LP||Query|
|Red Lake||CKDR-5-FM||97.1 FM||420 watts||A||Query|
In 2006, CKDR was given approval by the CRTC to convert CKDR-2 Sioux Lookout and CKDR-5 Red Lake to the FM band at 97.1 MHz to replace the AM signals. In December 2007 the Sioux Lookout repeater was converted to 97.1 FM. In the fall of 2008 the Red Lake AM repeater was also converted to FM, at 97.1 MHz.
CKDR-1 Ignace and CKDR-3 Hudson continue to be a rebroadcaster of the Sioux Lookout repeater.
On June 8, 2010, CFOB-FM applied to use the rebroadcasting transmitter CKDR-6-AM Atikokan, Ontario to broadcast the programming of CFOB-FM Fort Frances, Ontario instead of the programming of CKDR-2-FM in Sioux Lookout, Ontario. The CRTC approved the plan on August 19, 2010. Community leaders in Atikokan said their community has stronger ties to Fort Frances, than to Dryden. The 50-Watt rebroadcaster and an FM CBC Radio transmitter provide the only local radio reception in Atikokan, which has a population of about 3,300.
On June 2, 2014, CKDR received approval from the CRTC to convert CKDR-1 Ignace from the AM band to the FM band at 97.5 MHz with the effective radiated power of 50 watts.
- Decision CRTC 84-962
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-116
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-67
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-68
- Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-350
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-595
- Broadcasting Decision 2014-287, CKDR-2-FM Sioux Lookout – Conversion of transmitter CKDR-1 Ignace to the FM band, CRTC, June 2, 2014
- CKDR history at Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CKDR