Hamilton, Ontario Gets Funny

Funny 820 CHAM Country Hamilton Toronto 24/7 Comedy AstralAstral Media Country 820 CHAM Hamilton ON will flip to Comedy “Funny 820” on Tuesday.

The flip will take place at 8:20am as the station cedes the Country audience in the market to Durham Radio’s “KX 94.7” CHKX. In the Spring BBM ratings, CHAM registered a 1.5 share to CHKX’s 4.1. That was down from a 2.0 prior to 94.7’s format change in 2011.

Astral Media owns the exclusive Canadian rights to the 24/7 Comedy network. Its programming is heard on “Funny 1410” CKSL London and in overnights on News/Talk 1010 CFRB Toronto. We reported last December that Astral had registered the Funny820.com domain for CHAM as well as domains for five additional stations.

CHAM, which operates with 50kW daytime and 10kW nights puts a full market signal over Toronto as well.

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