CFRK Drops CHR For Country

Newcap Radio has flipped CHR “Hot 92.3” CFRK-FM Fredericton, NB to Country “New Country 92.3“. Launching with a “Make The Switch” campaign, the new format is directly targeted at Bell Media’s “KHJ” 1260 CKHJ, the last AM station in the market. The move leaves Bell’s “106.9 Capital-FM” CIBX-FM as the only CHR in the market. The change took place at 12am Atlantic time.

Fredericton’s Up To Launch

Newcap Radio’s 93.1 CIHI-FM Fredericton, NB will debut its format and regular programming on Monday, June 24 at 7:00am. The new AC, to be branded as “Up! 93.1“, has been stunting with a beating heartbeat. CIHI is a new signal to the market granted by the CRTC last May. It joins sister CHR “Hot 92.3” CFRK-FM in Newcap’s Fredericton cluster. That station flipped from Classic Hits “92.3 Fred-FM” to CHR on March 1.

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,, and It had already registered 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]