Update 5:00pm: Just a half hour after our original report went live, CIGY made the shift to “Up 97.7” at 2:00 local time.
The station is debuting with a full airstaff. Tripp Anthony in mornings from 5:30 to 9, Ara from 9 to 3pm, Kev Wood from 3 to 8pm, and Grant Buchanan weekends.
The first hour consisted of:
Michael Jackson – The Way You Make Me Feel
P!nk – Get The Party Started
Boston – More Than A Feeling
Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
Santana Feat. Rob Thomas – Smooth
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69
Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
Katy Perry – California Gurls
Men At Work – Down Under
Fleetwood Max – Don’t Stop
Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand
Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
Original Report 5/20 3:26pm: Rawlco Modern AC “Mix 97.7” CIGY Calgary looks to soon be heading for a shift to AC.
Up977.com was transferred to Rawlco’s webserver and is currently awaiting activation. The new station will presumably be identical to sister “Up 99.3” CIUP Edmonton with a broad mix of upbeat pop music. That shift would position the station between Rogers Hot AC “Lite 95.9” CHFM and Bell Media Rhythmic AC “Kool 101.5” CKCE.