|Frequency||105.7 MHz (FM)|
|Branding||Pure Country 105.7|
First air date
|October 23, 1978|
|ERP||47,000 average watts|
100,000 peak watts
|HAAT||71.2 metres (234 ft)|
The station began broadcasting on October 23, 1978 at 1050 kHz as CKAL. In 1981, CKAL added FM transmitters to rebroadcast the programming of CKAL in Nakusp, New Denver, and Kaslo, while another one was added to Armstrong/Enderby on 89.7 MHz in 1986. CKAL became CICF in 1987. The rebroadcasters CICF-FM-2 New Denver and CICF-FM-3 Kaslo were granted to change their programming source from CICF to CKKC in Nelson in 1990, and CICF-FM-1 Nakusp was shut down in 1997 and taken over by CKKC. The "CKAL" calls are now used by a television station in Calgary, Alberta.
On November 28, 2001, CICF moved to FM band at 105.7 MHz, and became hot adult contemporary station Sun FM. CICF was acquired by Astral Media in 2007 along with the former terrestrial broadcasting assets of Standard Radio. By 2010, CICF switched to CHR/Top 40. On November 19, 2020, the station flipped to country as Pure Country 105.7, becoming the latest Bell Media station to adopt the "Pure Country" branding. CIMX-FM in Windsor, Ontario and CJCJ-FM in Woodstock, New Brunswick would also switch to the "Pure Country" format and branding the same day.
- Pure Country 105.7
- CICF-FM history – Canadian Communications Foundation
- CICF-FM in the REC Canadian station database