The River 94.1 FM

The River 94.1 FM is an adult contemporary station with presence and significant listenership in the town of Athabasca, Alberta. The Newcap Broadcasting is the owner of the FM signing in air on August 1, 1989. CKBA was the licensee AM dial@850 kHz in 1988 and was granted approval to broadcasts 24 hours with 2 hours and 18 minutes of local news in the area. Remaining was in the domain of CFOK stationed in Westlock. Nor-Net Communications Ltd. was the first owner of the CKBA. In Year 2000 Newcap got all geared up to take the CKBA and made an addition to its Cat Country Radio Network. Subsequently, the River 94.1 suffered a name change and was rebranded as 850 CKBA Cat Country.

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Following a revamp in the programming of the 94.1 The River, Cat Country sibling changed its format to oldies and classic hits leaving the country in 2006. There was once again a rename: 850 the Fox on September 29, 2006. CRTC, the authority gave the consent to shift to the FM band from AM on December 23, 2008. The newly installed commenced it broadcasts on July 14, 2009 at 94.1 FM. Athabasca’s Greatest Hits is the slogan of the CKBA-FM.   The significance of the name The River 94.1 is due to the location of town on the banks of the Athabasca River. The River aims to inform and entertain the town of Athabasca in northern Alberta which also a center to Athabasca Country. The town population enjoys s the entertainment service hosting the hits form 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today with a diverse collection. 94.1 The River has been always committed to strive for the great and do all it can to bring good in the community. The news, weather, community events, musical variety, features, contests (CKBA Disclaimer, The Trivia Line), videos and much more courtesy The River is surely a source of information and pure joy. You can find your favorite 94.1 FM online apart from FM reception. Fans may also like to follow the CKBA-FM on Facebook and Twitter. Here is the website: The River 94.1 FM Athabasca


The River Request Show The Athabasca County Conversations
Letters to Santa The Farm Show
The River Launch The Retro Arcade
Special Guest Hosts The Morning Current
The Birthday Line Sponsored by Tipton’s Independent Grocer

Artists and Crew

Dustin Staskho Victor Mario Kaisar
Heather Seerfried Donnie Nichols
Kids News Reporters


Address: 94.1 The River

#1, 4902 – 49 Street

Athabasca, Alberta

T9S 1C2

Tel: 780 675 5301

Birthday Line/ Contest Line / Studio Line: 780 675 5302

Fax: 780 675 4938

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