As expected CIQB flipped to Classic Rock “101.1 Big-FM” today. The station is running jockless and commercial-free through the Civic/Provincial Day holiday weekend but will announce its new on-air lineup at 12pm on Tuesday. The first three songs on Big-FM were Peter Gabriel “Big Time”, Kiss “Rock & Roll All Night”, and Aerosmith “Love In An Elevator”. Original Report 7/27: As we first indicated on Monday’s Daily Domains, Corus Radio CHR “B101” CIQB-FM Barrie ON will flip to Classic Rock “101.1 Big-FM” on Friday, July 27. CIQB’s website has been replaced with a countdown clock leading to a 12:00pm flip on Friday. The flip will take CIQB out of competition with sister Hot AC “Fresh Radio 93.1” CHAY-FM.
Corus Hot AC “CHAY Today” 93.1 CHAY-FM Barrie, ON will be the next station in the company to rebrand as “Fresh Radio“. CHAY’s website currently features a message stating, “We’re getting some work done; a facelift and a bit of botox. You can see and hear the fresh new sound of 93.1 FM on May 15th at 5pm.” Corus registered 931FreshRadio.com and .ca last month. CHAY is located about an hour north of Toronto and will be the second suburban station in Corus’ chain to take on the Fresh Radio identity along with 95.3 CING Hamilton. It will become Corus’ eighth station nationwide to utilize the branding.