|City||Elliot Lake, Ontario|
|Broadcast area||Algoma District, Little Current and Manitoulin Island|
|Branding||94.1 Moose FM|
|Repeater(s)||CKNR-FM-1 98.7 MHz Elliot Lake|
|First air date||1967|
|ERP||CKNR-FM: 90 kilowatts|
vertical and horizontal polarization:
CKNR-FM-1: 50 watts
|HAAT||193 meters (633 ft) (CKNR-FM)|
19.2 meters (63 ft) (CKNR-FM-1)
|Former callsigns||CKNR (1967-March 3, 1997)|
|Former frequencies||1340 kHz (1967-March 3, 1997)|
|Owner||Vista Broadcast Group|
The station first aired in 1967 at 1340 AM, and was owned by Algonquin Broadcasting. CKNR had two sister stations, CKNS in Espanola (established in 1976) and CJNR in Blind River (actually the oldest of the three, first established in 1958). Huron Broadcasting acquired the stations in 1976.
In 1986, CJNR and CKNS were given approval to amend their broadcasting licenses, by deleting the condition of license which required these stations to operate as affiliates of the CBC's English-language AM radio network.
North Channel Broadcasting acquired the stations from Pelmorex in 1996, and converted CKNR to 94.1 MHz on March 3, 1997 with a transmitter on Manitoulin Island. Due to the station's signal strength (it can be heard as far as Sudbury and into Michigan's eastern Upper Peninsula), the CJNR and CKNS signals were both discontinued.
On April 23, 2012, Vista Broadcast Group, which owns a number of radio stations in western Canada, announced a deal to acquire Haliburton Broadcasting, in cooperation with Westerkirk Capital. The transaction was approved by the CRTC on October 19, 2012.
Although officially licensed to Elliot Lake, the primary transmitter is located closer to Little Current (approximately 80 km to the southeast of the city), and parts of the city of Elliot Lake itself consequently do not receive an adequate signal on the 94.1 frequency. On July 9, 2007, CKNR applied to re-broadcast their FM signal at 98.7 MHz to serve the population of Elliot Lake and received CRTC approval on August 24, 2007.
|City of license||Identifier||Frequency||Power||Class||RECNet|
|Elliot Lake||CKNR-FM-1||98.7 FM||50 watts||LP||Query|
- CKNR radio station promotion piece, Blind River, Circa 1958
- Decision CRTC 86-205
- Decision CRTC 85-146
- Decision CRTC 90-676
- Decision CRTC 90-1111
- CRTC decision 1996-396
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-114
- "Westerkirk Capital Acquires Vista and Haliburton Broadcast Groups". Broadcaster, April 26, 2012.
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-577 Various radio programming undertakings – Acquisition of assets, CRTC, October 19, 2012
- CRTC decision 2007-330
- CKNR-FM history – Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC Canadian station database for CKNR-FM