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Hal-FM Halifax Rides The Wave To Classic Hits

89.9 The Wave Hal HalFM CHNS Halifax Classic Hits Bill Heart JC DouglasUpdate 8/30: At 8am, MBS Radio returned Classic Hits to the Halifax market as “89.9 Hal-FM” CHNS relaunched as “89.9 The Wave“. Bill Hart remains with the station in mornings, while former Newcap Halifax PD J.C. Douglas joins for afternoons.

The first hour of 89.9 The Wave featured:
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
Barenaked Ladies – Falling For The First Time
Phil Collins – Sussudio
Aerosmith – Walk This Way
Police – Roxanne
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
Neil Young – Heart Of Gold
Luba – Let It Go
A-Ha – Take On Me
Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son

Original Report 8/29: On the heels of Newcap flipping Classic Hits “96.5 Kool-FM” CKUL Halifax to AAA “Radio 96.5” on Monday, another station appears poised to fill the newly opened niche.

Maritime Broadcasting Systems’ Classic Rock “89.9 Hal-FM” CHNS is promoting that some changes are coming at 8am on Friday, August 30. Whereas CKUL’s former Classic Hits format registered a 9.6 share in the Spring 2013 BBM ratings, CHNS trailed far behind at a 1.9 share stuck between CKUL and its sister Rock “Q104” CFRQ’s 9.8 share.

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