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Hot 103 Winnipeg Rebrands As Virgin Radio

Hot 103 103.1 Virgin Radio Winnipeg Ace Burpee Adam West Pamela Roz AstralUpdate 9:40am:Hot 103” made the transition to Virgin Radio around 8:00 this morning. Nothing major has changed outside of the name. The station is running commercial free through Labor Day Weekend.

Original Report 12:24am: Astral Media will bring the “Virgin Radio” brand to a seventh Canadian market as “Hot 103” CKMM Winnipeg will soon convert to what’s becoming a national brand.

1031VirginRadio.com was registered anonymously on August 14 and moved to Astral’s servers this week. It currently redirects to a blank page located at http://Winnipeg.VirginRadio.ca with a simple “103 Virgin Radio” in the header.

CKMM dropped from a 15.6 share in Spring 2011 to 9.1 following the launch of Evanov’s “Energy 106.1” CHWE in July 2011. That station garnered a 7.1 share in the Spring 2012 BBM ratings. To counter Energy’s gains, the station hired Dale Davies, the PD at Energy to take the same position at 103.1 a month ago.

Astral currently uses the Virgin Radio brand in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, and London. The London station debuted just a couple weeks ago.

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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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    Looks like it went live at 8:00 this morning.

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