Local airwaves are suddenly busier, with the opening of a second radio station in Cranbrook.
Clear Sky Radio Inc. launched its fourth radio station Friday afternoon at 1:07 pm. Summit 107 will serve the East Kootenay, Elk Valley and Columbia Valley regions of British Columbia with four dedicated FM transmitters.
The originating signal will be on 107.5 broadcasting from the top of Mt. Baker serving Cranbrook, Kimberley and the surrounding region. Repeaters will be broadcasting at 107.7 serving Invermere, 107.9 serving Fernie and 107.1 serving Sparwood.
Summit 107 Mornings will be hosted by veteran personality Dennis Walker who hails from Penticton where he hosted a morning show on local radio for over 25 years. Kasey Lee, a recent graduate from BCIT’s broadcast program, will handle Middays and Afternoons will be hosted by another veteran, Mark Nicholls, who joins Summit 107 from Drumheller, Alberta. New and Information will be covered by Tom Roulston, Josh Hoffman and Jay Thomas. Melissa Hamm is Station Manager/Sales Manager with Tamara L’Hoost and Valerie Bourne in Sales and Dave Quinn in Traffic/Administration.
Clear Sky Radio also owns and operates 94.1 CJOC and 98.1 The Bridge in Lethbridge, and 102.1 CJCY in Medicine Hat. The company is also approved to launch a new FM station in Strathmore, Alberta.