Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Many Lives of CKRA

CKRA went on the air in Edmonton, Alberta in 1979 with an Album-Oriented Rock format.

Sometime in the 1980s they switched to Adult Contemporary as "96 K-Lite" and/or "K-Lite 96."

In 1995 they became "Mix 96" with a Hot Adult Contemporary format.

In 2003 CKRA trotted out a CHR format known as "96X."

The Country-formatted "Big Earl" came along in 2005 and lasted until 2008.

As of this second, CKRA is an Oldies/Classic Hits station known as "96.3 Capital FM" whose logo can be seen on their website.


  1. You forgot to mention one chapter of their life Greg. From 2003 until 2005 they were known as 96X "Edmonton's Hit Music Station" with CHR.

    The current CAPITAL FM Oldies format is reaping the highest ratings in the stations history, so I guess they've finally found their niche (for now).

  2. Whoops! I had their 96X sticker scanned but didn't include it for some reason. It's there now. Thanks Dan! (and thanks for the sticker cuz I think you sent it to me.)

  3. Jingle Singers: "Edmonton Radio 96 K-Lite, Edmonton Radio 96 K-Lite!, Edmonton Radio 96 K-Lite FM".