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|City||Swift Current, Saskatchewan|
|Broadcast area||southwestern Saskatchewan|
|First air date||1956 on 1400 kHz
1977 on 570 kHz
|Owner||Golden West Broadcasting|
CKSW (570 AM) is a radio station in Canada broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Swift Current, Saskatchewan, it serves southwestern Saskatchewan. It first began broadcasting in 1956 at 1400 kHz before moving to its current frequency of 570 kHz in 1977. The station is currently owned by Golden West Broadcasting.
The station celebrated its 50th anniversary in July 2006 with a one-day music festival in the city's Riverside Park. Among the performers at the outdoor event was Saskatchewan-born country music singer Brad Johner. The event had an attendance of over 2000.
CKSW has been home to several notable Canadian radio presenters, such as Wilf Gilbey, Lenn Enns, Ryan Switzer, Darwin Gooding, Regan Bartel, Garth Materie, Trent Redekop, Ken Audette, Eric Rosenbaum, Lowell Thomas and most notably, Art Wallman who is in the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
- CKSW 570 Radio website
- CKSW history - Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CKSW
- Query the FCC's AM station database for CKSW
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