|Broadcast area||Regina, Saskatchewan|
|Frequency||620 kHz (AM)|
|First air date||1926|
|Format||Full service (country)|
|Callsign meaning||Canada Knows Regina Music|
665 kHz (1926-1928)|
880 kHz (1928-1934)
960 kHz (1934)
540 kHz (1934-1940)
960 kHz (1940-1941)
980 kHz (1941-2001)
|Sister stations||CFWF-FM, CHMX-FM|
|Webcast||CKRM listen live|
In 1928, the Richardson opened CJRW in Winnipeg and networked their two stations. CJRM opened a studio in Regina in 1933, and by 1935 all station operations were based in Regina. The stations were purchased by the Sifton family, owners of the Regina Leader-Post and CKCK Radio in 1940, and CJRM became CKRM. In 1944, CKRM affiliated with the CBC's Dominion Network until 1962 when the network was disbanded and CKRM became independent.
In late 1971, CKRM dropped its easy listening format and became a country music station.
In 2001, the station would relocate from 980 AM to 620 AM, shortly after the original CKCK radio closed down. The move gave CKRM access to the second-most powerful transmitting facility in Saskatchewan, and one of the largest coverage areas in North America. Due to its location on the lower end of the AM dial, transmitter power, and Saskatchewan's flat land (with near-perfect ground conductivity), CKRM now covered most of Saskatchewan's densely populated area, as well as parts of North Dakota and Montana. CJME, formerly at 1300 AM, moved to CKRM's former frequency.
CKRM changed hands a number of times before its acquisition by Regina's Hill family, then-owners of CKCK-TV in 1981, under the Harvard Broadcasting banner. By this time the station's country format had become quite popular. CKRM also acquired the radio rights to the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.
The station moved into its current facility in April 2006. It is at the corner of 12th and Rose in downtown Regina.
In May 2010, the station launched a sports talk program, The SportsCage,
- 620 CKRM
- CKRM AM history – Canadian Communications Foundation
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