CIOR-AM

CIOR-AM, Princeton

Bell Media Inc.

StationYearFreq.PowerOwner/Info
CIOR-AM
2013
1400
1,000
Bell Media
CIOR-AM
2007
1400
1,000
Astral Media Inc.
CIOR-AM
2002
1400
1,000
Standard Radio Inc.
CIOR-AM
1990
1400
1,000
Telemedia Communications Inc.
CKRP-AM
1984
1400
1,000/250
Oakanagon Radio Ltd.
CINL-AM
1972
1400
1,000/250
Princeton Broadcasting Ltd.
1972

CINL began broadcasting in June
 

1979

By this time, CINL 1400 was operating with 1,000 watts day and 250 watts night.

 

1984

Okanagan Radio Ltd. purchased a 51% interest in Princeton Broadcasting Ltd. from NL Broadcasting Ltd. Laurence M. Currie continued to hold 49%.

CINL changed its call letters to CKRP. The station was a semi-satellite of the NL stations in Merritt and Kamloops. It would now be a semi-satellite of CKOK Penticton.

1990

Okanagan Skeena Group Ltd. acquired control of Okanagan Radio Limited. OSG already held 40.7% of OKR. It acquired all the shares of Davis Communications Ltd., which held 52.6% of OKR. This purchase included the 51% interest in Princeton Broadcasting Ltd.

 

1991

In March CKRP changed call letters to CIOR.

 

1994

CHOR Summerland began simulcasting some of its programming on CIOR. This ended in 1995.

1999

Okanagan Skeena Group Ltd. was purchased by Telemedia Radio Inc.

 

2002

Standard Radio Inc. purchased the Ontario and Western properties of Telemedia. Some stations were then sold to other companies. The Okanagan Skeena stations were retained by SRI.

 

2007

On September 27, Astral Media Radio G.P. received CRTC approval to acquire the assets of the radio and TV undertakings owned by Standard Radio Ltd., subject to certain conditions.  The purchase included CIOR-AM. 

2011

On August 31, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CIOR until March 31, 2012. 

Roy McKenzie, the regional sales manager for Astral's B.C. Interior stations, was no longer with the company. His position was eliminated.

2012

On March 20, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CIOR to August 31, 2012. 

On July 10, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CIOR to March 31, 2013. 

2013

On February 6, the CRTC administratively renewed CIOR's licence to August 31, 2013.

On June 27, 2013, after a previous such application had been denied in 2012, the CRTC approved an application by Astral Media Inc. to sell its pay and specialty television channels, conventional television stations and radio stations to BCE Inc., including CIOR.

2014

On April 17, the CRTC approved an application to convert CIOR Princeton into a rebroadcasting transmitter of CJOR Osoyoos. 

On May 20, the CRTC approved the revocation of CIOR's licence.

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