97.5 London ON

Virgin Radio Debuts In London, ON

Update 8/17: CIQM made the shift to CHR “97.5 Virgin Radio” at 8:00 this morning. Billed as “London’s New #1 Hit Music Station”, the station is debuting jockless but will be fully staffed in the next few weeks. Programming will include Ryan Seacrest’s daily syndicated show as well as Canadian Mix DJ’s “The Angry Kids”, who are syndicated across all of Astral’s Vrigin Radio properties in the country. Listen to the launch of 97.5 Virgin Radio at FormatChange.com. Original Report 8/15: Astral Media AC “97.5 EZ Rock” CIQM London ON has begun counting down to a new format. The station will debut its new format on Friday, August 17 at 8:00am. We had reported last December that Astral had registered 975VirginRadio.com, Virgin...[Read More]

Astral Preparing Revamps In Four Markets?

Astral Media has registered a number of domains hinting at format changes or rebrandings in four Canadian markets with registrations for Boom or Virgin Radio related domains. Starting in London, ON where we already know “Oldies 1410” CKSL will become Comedy “Funny 1410” on January 1. That move could lead to a shift from AC to Classic Hits at “EZ Rock 97.5” CIQM. Astral has registered Boom975.ca, VirginRadio975.com, and VirginRadio975.com. It had already registered Boom975.com this past May. Next up is Winnipeg, where incumbent CHR “Hot 103” CKMM Winnipeg has received a direct threat from Evanov’s “Energy 106.1” CHWE. To retaliate, it appears the station will join its sisters in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Mont...[Read More]