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City Kitchener, Ontario
Broadcast area Waterloo Region
Branding FM 98.5 CKWR
Slogan "The Greatest Music of All Time", "Multicultural"
Frequency 98.5
First air date 1973
Format adult standards/easy listening
ERP 2,500 watts
HAAT 180 meters (590 ft)
Class B
Callsign meaning C Kitchener-WateRloo
Owner Wired World Inc.

CKWR-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting a community radio format at 98.5 FM in Kitchener, Ontario. The station has broadcast since 1973.


CKWR-FM is a not-for-profit radio station that serves the communities of Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph. It was the first licensed community radio station in Canada, receiving a license in 1973. Programming weekdays is adult standards and easy listening with local news and community events announcements. Evenings are specialty programs, and weekends are multicultural.

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Coordinates: 43°27′06″N 80°29′32″W / 43.45167°N 80.49222°W / 43.45167; -80.49222