CKLR-FM

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CKLR-FM
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City Courtenay, BC
Broadcast area Courtenay, BC; Comox, BC; Campbell River, BC
Branding 97.3 The Eagle
Slogan The Island's Best Music Mix
Frequency 97.3 MHz (FM)
First air date October 5, 1998
Format Hot AC/classic hits
ERP 4.7 kWs average
11.6 kWs peak
horizontal polarization only
HAAT 282 meters (925 ft)
Class B
Owner Island Radio (division of the Jim Pattison Group)
Webcast Listen live
Website www.973theeagle.com

CKLR-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 97.3 FM in Courtenay, British Columbia. The station uses its on-air branding "97.3 The Eagle" and currently broadcasts a hot adult contemporary format. The station also broadcasts on cable at 89.7 and streams live from their website. The station is owned & operated by Jim Pattison Group and is part of a division of Island Radio.

The station received approval by the CRTC on April 21, 1998,[1] and began its on-air broadcasting on October 5, of that same year the first voice being heard on this station was Bill Nation with the morning news. Ryan Mennie and Bill Nation are the only two current staff members who were also with the station when it first went to air in 1998.

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Coordinates: 49°44′51″N 125°13′56″W / 49.74750°N 125.23222°W / 49.74750; -125.23222