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CRTC Approves Two Sales & Format Changes In New Brunswick

News 91.9 88.9 CHNI CKNI Moncton Saint John New Brunswick Rogers Acadia NewcapThe CRTC has approved Rogers Media’s sales of “News 88.9” CHNI Saint John and “News 91.9” CKNI Moncton, New Brunswick.

Both purchase applications requested new formats for the stations.

With both companies citing economic difficulties with the current News/Talk formats, Newcap will acquire “News 88.9” CHNI Saint John and will flip the station to an Adult Contemporary format “appealing to listeners between 25 and 54 years of age”. Acadia Broadcasting is receiving “News 91.9” CKNI Moncton and will flip it to “light rock or easy listening music format targeting adults 36-64 years of age, with a strong commitment to community and local news”.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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