Update 9/12: As expected CKMX made the flip to Comedy “Funny 1060” today.
Original Report 8/13: Bell Media has announced its first format change since completing its merger with Astral on Thursday, September 12.
The station has held the current format since 2005 and currently ranks 16th out of 17 stations with a 2.1 share in the BBM PPM ratings for February 25 through May 26.
The Press Release announcing the new format follows:
Calgary commuters will finally be able to laugh their asses off to and from work. Launching Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6am, Bell Media Radio Calgary station 1060AM will become home to Funny 1060AM. The hilarious new format promises 24/7 stand-up comedy from some of the biggest comedians in the world, including Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, George Carlin, Chris Rock, Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, and Dennis Miller.
“Our goal is to deliver a laugh a minute, and we’ll be able to do this every minute of every day!” said Ross MacLeod, Brand Director, Bell Media Radio Calgary. “In between non-stop laughs, Funny 1060AM will offer live weather and traffic updates to help make the daily commute smooth for our listeners. We are excited to give Calgary something truly unique on the dial, and look forward to becoming Calgary’s go-to station for the best stand-up performances from around the world. Hell, we might just become Calgary’s second favourite radio station.”
Funny 1060AM kicks off its side-splitting programming with help from comic Tracy Morgan of 30 Rock fame, who will be in town with performances at The Laugh Shop at Hotel Blackfoot (5940 Blackfoot Trail SE), Sept. 12 – 14.