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Corus Launches Jump 106.9 Ottawa

Update 3/31: And CHR it is as “Jump 106.9” made its debut at 11:00am. Promising 90 minute blocks of music around the clock, Jump is positioning itself as “Non Stop Hits”. CKQB is launching with a full airstaff in place. Jay Hat, most recently at Classic Rock “98.9 Jet-FM” Courtenay, BC will host mornings. Jenna Mo joins for middays from “2Day FM” in Niagara Falls. Gord ‘The Saint’ St. Denis, formerly of “101.7 The One” CKNX-FM Wingham, ON holds the afternoon shift. Mr. D will be MD/Nights and was previously at “91.5 The Beat” CKBT Kitchener. Listen to the launch of Jump at FormatChange.com. Update 3/29: Was “Fresh-FM” a decoy all along? Amidst speculation in the Ottawa market that the station is...[Read More]

Bell/Astral Merger Take 2; Two Ottawa Stations Sold

After rejecting the planned merger of Bell Media and Astral in October, the two companies plans have have been approved by the Competition Bureau. In order to do so, a few swaps will be made with Corus Entertainment and Shaw Media mainly involving ownership stakes in cable television networks but one that has ramifications on the radio industry as Corus will acquire two radio stations in Ottawa: Classic Hits “Boom 99.7” CJOT and Rock “106.9 The Bear” CKQB. Additionally Bell/Astral have agreed to auction off eight additional radio stations. Those stations are Rhythmic AC “Kool 101.5” CKCE Calgary, Urban “Flow 93.5” CFXJ and Classic Hits “Boom 97.3” CHBM Toronto, Oldies “AM 650” CISL, CHR “Virgin Radio 95.3” ...[Read More]

Bell Media Reveals Planned Spinoffs

As hearings are underway at the CRTC over whether to approve Bell Media’s planned acquisition of Astral, Bell has revealed which radio stations it will sell off to stay under ownership limits in each market. The ten stations going on the market are as follows: Calgary: Hot AC “Kool 101.5” CKCE Ottawa: Classic Hits “Boom 99.7” CJOT and Rock “106.9 The Bear” CKQB Toronto: Urban “Flow 93.5” CFXJ and Classic Hits “Boom 97.3” CHBM Vancouver: Standards “AM 650” CISL, Hot AC “95.3 Virgin Radio” CKZZ, and AAA “Shore 104.3” CHHR Winnipeg: Classic Hits “Fab 94.3” CHIQ and Country “QX 104” CFQX Bell is also attempting to have Sports “TSN 690” CKGM Montreal relicens...[Read More]

Boom Goes 99.7 EZ Rock Ottawa

Update 6/30: 99.7 CJOT made the shift to Classic Hits “Boom 99.7” at 3:00pm today. Unlike most US based Classic Hits stations, Boom is focusing on music from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. The first hour of Boom 99.7 consisted of: Rolling Stones – Start Me Up Kool and the Gang – Celebration Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’ George Michael – Faith Queen / David Bowie – Under Pressure Prince – 1999 Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son Blondie – Call Me Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Blinded By The Light Men Without Hats – Pop Goes The World Billy Idol – Mony Mony Bob Marley and The Wailers – Three Little Birds Bachmann Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet Depeche Mode – People Are Peop...[Read More]