Update 4/25: “95.3 The Peak” made its debut with a current based AAA presentation this morning.
Kath Thompson, previously PD of AC 98.1 CHFI Toronto is serving as Program/Music Director. The station’s airstaff includes Blake Ransom, most recently at CHR “Kraze 101.3” Red Deer and Ashley Hinton in mornings. The duo will be joined by current “Virgin Radio 98.5” CIBK night host Danny Kid once he fulfills his contractual obligations to that station. Lindsay Rae will host middays with Taylor Daniels coming aboard for nights from sister “106.9 The Wolf” CHWF Nainamo.
The first hour of The Peak included:
Kongos – Come With Me Now
Tegan & Sara – Closer
American Authors – Best Day Of My Life
Said The Whale – Mother
NoNoNo – Pumpin Blood
Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling
Sam Roberts Band – We’re All In This Together
Fitz And The Tantrums – The Walker
Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Fun. – Some Nights
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Hollerado – Pick Me Up
Phantogram – Fall In Love
Metric – Gold Guns Girls
Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
Original Report 4/15: Jim Pattison Broadcast Group will launch AAA “95.3 The Peak” CHPK Calgary on Friday, April 25.
Pattison was granted the license for the station in May 2012 for a AAA with 40% Canadian content between 6am and 6pm with 126 hours of locally originated programming weekly and 15% of programming dedicated to emerging artists.
In preparation of the station’s launch the company has cloned “The Peak Performance Project” from sister “102.7 The Peak” CKPK Vancouver. Committed as part of their license to contribute $4.9 million over seven years towards developing local artists. The contest seeks to discover twelve artists from Alberta who will compete over the year in performances, bootcamps, and online votes for a $100,953 grand prize, $75,000 second prize, and $50,000 third place prize.
CHPK will join Hot AC “101.5 Kool-FM” CKCE in Pattison’s Calgary cluster.