CKRW-FM

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CKRW-FM
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City of license Whitehorse, Yukon
Branding The Rush
Frequency 96.1 MHz (FM)
First air date 1969 (AM)
2004 (FM)
Format hot adult contemporary
ERP 1 kW
Class B1
Callsign meaning C K Radio Whitehorse
Owner Klondike Broadcasting
Website The Rush

CKRW-FM, also branded The Rush, is a hot adult contemporary radio station in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.

History[edit]

Its first transmission was in 1969; it began simulcasting on AM and FM in 2004 at 610 kHz (AM) and 96.1 MHz (FM).[1] The FM station is now considered the primary signal by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, although unlike most AM to FM conversions the station retains its AM transmitter in order to serve listeners who cannot receive the FM signal due to the Whitehorse area's mountainous terrain.

It is also transmitted into other Yukon communities, including Watson Lake, Haines Junction, Faro, Mayo and Teslin. CKRW is also rebroadcast on CFYT in Dawson City when that station is not originating its own programming.

The Shaw Direct direct broadcast satellite service carries CKRW on channel 856, and the NorthWesTel television service in Whitehorse carries CKRW on channel 8.

Transmitters[edit]

Rebroadcasters of CKRW-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power Class RECNet CRTC Decision
Carmacks VF2267 98.7 FM 10 watts LP Query 94-246
Faro VF2063 98.7 FM 12 watts LP Query 89-214
Haines Junction VF2269 98.7 FM 10 watts LP Query
Mayo VF2268 98.7 FM 10 watts LP Query
Old Crow CKRF-FM 88.9 FM watts Query
Teslin VF2270 98.7 FM 10 watts LP Query
Watson Lake VF2143 98.7 FM 10 watts LP Query 92-4
Whitehorse CKRW 96.1 FM 1000 watts C Query
Atlin, British Columbia CKRW-FM-1 98.7 FM 36 watts LP Query
Inuvik, Northwest Territories CKRW-FM-2 98.7 FM 44 watts LP Query 2010-609
Whitehorse, Yukon CKRW 610 AM 1,000 watts C Query

Some CKRW programming can also be heard on CFYT-FM in Dawson City which repeats CKRW during hours that local programming is not broadcast.

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Coordinates: 60°39′28″N 134°53′11″W / 60.65778°N 134.88639°W / 60.65778; -134.88639