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The Fun Is Over In Vancouver; Sonic Hits Town

Sonic Hits Now 104.9 FunFM Fun FM CFUN Vancouver 107.5 Chilliwack 92.5 Abbotsford Tarzan Dan Samantha 105 96.9 Jack Rogers

Update 8/17: At 8:42am, CFUN 104.9 flipped to CHR as “Sonic Hits Now“. Launching with the usual 10,000 songs in a row, the station is promising to be agressive on new music.

The first hour of Sonic 104.9 consisted of:
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
Pitbull – Give Me Everything
Nicole Scherzinger / 50 Cent – Right There
Katy Perry – Last Friday Night
Black Eyed Peas – Don’t Stop The Party
Lady Gaga – Edge Of Glory
Bruno Mars – Lazy Song
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
These Kids Where Crowns – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Usher – DJ Got Us Falling In Love
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
Jason Derulo – Don’t Wanna Go Home
Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On
Maroon 5 / Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger
Chris Brown – Yeah 3X

Listen to the debut of Sonic Hits Now atFormatChange.com.

Original Report 8/16: Rogers Communications has announced that Classic Hits “104.9 Fun-FM” CFUN Vancouver, BC will drop its format on Wednesday, August 17 at 8:30am

The station is directing listeners to sister Variety Hits “96.9 Jack-FM” CKLG, which will integrate some of CFUN’s playlist into its own.

We do know the new station will be named “Sonic“. We had tweeted earlier that Sonic1049.com, Sonic105.com, and SonicHitsNow.com were registered by Rogers in early May. These seem to indicate either CHR or Alternative like sister “Sonic 102.9” CHDI Edmonton.

CFUN is a trio of signals. The originating station broadcasts on 107.5 in Chilliwack, BC with boosters CFUN-1 on 92.5 in Abbotsford, BC and CFUN-2 on 104.9 in Vancouver.

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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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