As expected CFMK relaunched as Classic Rock “96.3 Big-FM“. Just like sister CJKR Winnipeg, CFMK is branded as “Big Hits & Real Classic Rock”. The new brand brings some lineup changes as Ange Stever moves from morning co-host to middays. Operations Manager Rudy Chase remains in mornings with Jenn. Rae Kelly moves from middays to nights. Original Report 8/27: Corus Rock “FM96” 96.3 CFMK Kingston, ON is running a countdown clock on its website to Friday, August 28 at 12:00pm. At that time we expect the station will be relaunched as “96.3 Big-FM” becoming the second Corus station to switch to that branding following 97.5 CJKR Winnipeg last January. We reported in late July that Corus registered 963BigFM.com and .ca for the station. CFMK regi...[Read More]
Corus Radio has rebranded seven of its AC and Hot AC stations across Canada as “Fresh Radio“. Five of the stations were previously using a similar “Fresh-FM” branding while the other two were branded as “Hits” prior to today. The six stations utlizing the new brand are: “92.5 Fresh Radio” CKNG-FM Edmonton “95.3 Fresh Radio” CING-FM Hamilton, ON “99.1 Fresh Radio” CJGV-FM Winnipeg “100.5 Fresh Radio” CKRU-FM Peterborough, ON “103.1 Fresh Radio” CFHK-FM London, ON “104.3 Fresh Radio” CKWS-FM Kingston, ON “104.5 Fresh Radio” CFLG-FM Corwall, ON Each station is keeping its unique musical sound, CKRU-FM and CFLG-FM are more gold based, while CJGV Winnipeg has utilized the rebr...[Read More]
Rogers Media has flipped AC “102.7 The Lake” WLYK Cape Vincent NY/Kingston ON to CHR “Kiss 102.7“. Now branded as “Kingston’s #1 Hit Music Station”, it is running with 10,000 songs in a row. The move comes just one year after WLYK segued from Adult Standards to AC. With the format change, WLYK morning host Jack Thompson has announced his retirement from radio. The new format places the station in direct competition with Bell Media’s “98.3 Fly-FM” CFLY.
Update 7/3: Rogers completed the rebranding of the remainder of their FM Country stations to the “Country” moniker. “Y101” CKBY Smiths Falls/Ottawa is now “Country 101.1“, “Kix 93.5” CKXC Kingston is now “Country 93.5“, and “Q104” CJQM Sault Ste. Marie is now “Country 104.3“. The changes bring identical logos and imaging to the stations. Original Report 6/2: As Cumulus begins phasing in its “Nash” brand in the United States, Rogers Radio has begun to place all of its Country stations under identical branding in Canada. On Friday, “Kix 106.7” CIKZ-FM Kitchener, ON relaunched as “Country 106.7“. No changes were made to the station’s programming other than the name cha...[Read More]