95.3 Calgary

Wild Country Comes To Calgary

Jim Pattison Radio Group flipped AAA “95.3 The Peak” CHPK Calgary to Country “Wild 95.3” at 10:15 this morning. The flip puts CHPK in direct competition with Corus’ “Country” CKRY with a younger skewing format. CHPK signed-on in April 2014 but never rose above a 1.7 share and a 1.5 in the most recent August 31-November 29 2015 Numeris PPM ratings period. CKRY meanwhile led the Calgary market with a 10.3 share. WILD 95.3 has entered the Calgary radio airwaves! A new country radio station based in Calgary, Alberta, WILD 95.3 is youthful and fun and driven by energy! WILD 95.3 is Calgary’s New Country! The station will engage the audience on the air, on social platforms, on site and be plugged in to today’s young woman and man. Fun will be evident in ...[Read More]

95.3 The Peak Calgary Debuts

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. With the current/recurrent presentation, the Peak is taking direct aim at Harvard Broadcasting Alternative “X92.9” CFEX. Listen to the debut of The Peak at FormatChan...[Read More]

AAA Approved In Calgary

The CRTC has approved the applications for a pair of new FM signals in Calgary. The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group has been approved to launch AAA “95.3 The Peak” to operate as a Class C1 with 36kW. The format as defined in the CRTC application is for “Adult Album Alternative (AAA) music, with a primary focus on new and emerging artists, and a secondary focus on alternative music from the last decade.” The station will offer 40% Canadian content between 6am and 6pm with 126 hours of locally originated programming weekly and 15% of programming dedicated to emerging artists. Pattison operates a similarly formatted “100.5 The Peak” CKPK in Vancouver. Multicultural Broadcasting Corporation (not related to the similarly named US company) has been granted an eth...[Read More]