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CKXR is 50 years old Part Four

Posted By: Patrick · 11/24/2015 12:53:00 PM

Walter is a masterful story teller as was his founding partner Bob Hall. The families have gone on to develop stations in Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, Invermere, Golden, Kelowna, and a television Cable system Sun Country Cable in Salmon Arm that was eventually sold to Shaw Cable.

This is a timeless story of young men with a vision that proves as true today as it was the first time they put the needle on the record.

CKXR is 50 years old Part Three

Posted By: Patrick · 11/24/2015 12:42:00 PM

Do you remember the AM transmitter towers standing on lower Fly Hills. Those two blinking lights were on until a short few years ago when CKXR became an FM station. Known as the Big R and now EZ Rock, we take pride in reflecting our community and the caring nature it holds within.

CKXR is 50 years old Part Two

Posted By: Patrick · 11/23/2015 11:30:00 AM

Great speaking with Walter Gray. Walter was a founding partner in CKXR and CKCR that opened the same week in Revelstoke. Quit a feat for two young men 25 and 34. Their legacy and vision of community programing within radio lives on today.