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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old 2014-02-28, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb New Radio Stations and Formats

Please use this thread to post any new Canadian AM/FM radio stations which come on air or to post any stations that change their format.

This thread is not for discussion, just information. Please create a separate thread to discuss the new station or format and link to it from this thread.
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post #2 of 70 (permalink) Old 2014-02-28, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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HALIFAX - Launching today at 8 a.m. AT, the current adult contemporary station LITE 92.9 will change its format to the new 92.9 JACK FM, a broad-based, mainstream music station that will play a large library of popular songs from more than a dozen styles of music spanning four decades.

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103.9 More FM in London has "Gone Country" and is now known as Country 104. Be interesting to see how they fare, going up against long time country station BX-93.
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106.9 The Bear in Ottawa is Gone. A new format is coming. Thanks to the Corus purchase!
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They say they're taking it in a "fresh" new direction.

Fresh 106.9

Calling it now.
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Guess this one qualifies. Up 97.7 in Calgary has shifted to an "upbeat" playlist consisting of music from the 80s to today (call it a a mix between CHR / Adult Contemporary).

No more 60s and 70s music, and pretty much a carbon copy of KISS 95.9

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Apparently there is going to be a country music station coming to Welland, Ont.

'On December 9, 2013, R.B Communications Ltd., the owner of CIXL-FM, submitted an application to operate a new country music FM radio station at Welland. If approved, the new station will operate at 89.1 MHz.'
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Winnipeg - Jewel 101

I saw some Jewel 101 billboards and did some checking.

Jewel 101 (located at 100.7) is an Adult Contemporary Variety format featuring the best of yesterday and today with classic hits from the 70's, 80's, 90's and today. CFJL-FM previously was "The Breeze".

http://www.jewelradio.com/new/101/
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They say they're taking it in a "fresh" new direction.

Fresh 106.9

Calling it now.
Don't jump to conclusions
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I place my bet on Country. Corus just switched More in Woodstock to Country. Ottawa has 1 station in that format, and a weak signal into the city.
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CKZZ-FM "Virgin 95.3" in Vancouver will become "Z95 3" effective March 31 as a result of the purchase of the station by Newcap. The format won't change.

You can't stay a virgin forever

Bell Media will re-launch the Virgin brand later this year on a different station.

Bell Media Press Release.
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I currently can receive a test transmission, on 88.5MHz this evening. No audio ID, RDS, or HD Radio to aid in identification. Signal strength on my Grundig shows 21dBu. It is in stereo as indicated on the Grundig.

Since I face west-north-west, I suspect the KW area...

There is a station from the Barrie area on that same frequency, but it's weak into this location, whereas this is much stronger and has total capture.

Anyone else?

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88.5Mhz? Could it be this? CKDX-FM
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