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Broadcast area Kentville, Nova Scotia
Branding AVR
Slogan Today's Best Country
Frequency 97.7 MHz (FM)
First air date 1947
Format Country music
ERP 18 kWs
horizontal polarization only
HAAT 201 meters (659 ft)
Class B
Callsign meaning C KENtville
Former frequencies 1490 kHz (AM) (1947-1953)
1350 AM (1953-1979)
1490 AM (1979-2003)
Owner Maritime Broadcasting System
Sister stations CKWM-FM
Website AVR Network

CKEN-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting from Kentville, Nova Scotia at 97.7 FM. The station currently plays a country music format and is branded on-air as AVR (which is short for Annapolis Valley Radio). The station has been on the air since 1947.

The station originally broadcast at 1490 AM, then moved to 1350 in 1953, then back to 1490 in 1979. In July 2002, the station received CRTC approval to move to 94.9 FM, but instead moved to 97.7 FM in 2003.[1] Magic 97 moved to 94.9 and became Magic 94.9. Both stations are owned by the Maritime Broadcasting System.


City of license Identifier Frequency RECNet
Middleton, NS CKAD 1350 AM Query
Digby, NS CKDY 1420 AM Query
Weymouth, NS.[2] CKDY-1-FM 103.3 FM Query

On November 15, 2011, MBS received CRTC approval to operate CKDY as a separate, locally originated station, with CKDY-1-FM continuing to repeat CKDY.[3]

CKEN-FM's programming previously simulcasted on CFAB AM in Windsor, Nova Scotia; that station broke off from the AVR network in 2008, to broadcast as an independently operated station.


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Coordinates: 45°09′46″N 64°33′24″W / 45.16278°N 64.55667°W / 45.16278; -64.55667