Harvard Broadcasting has completed its revamp of 96.3 CFWD Saskatoon following its seven week stunt as “96.3 Santa-FM“. At noon today the station unveiled its new identity as Classic Hits “96.3 Cruz-FM” with a focus on music from the 70’s through early 2000’s. The station will debut its full on-air lineup on January 2. Listen to the launch of 96.3 Cruz-FM on FormatChange.com.
Harvard Broadcasting has announced that CHR “Wired 96.3” CFWD Saskatoon will bid adieu tonight at midnight. Canadian Radio News reports that the entire airstaff was dismissed today prior to the flip. What comes next? 963SantaFM.com was registered anonymously in October and is now pointing to the Harvard Broadcasting servers. Registered at the same time were many of domains specifying a new brand as “Cruz 96.3“. The domains were 963Cruz.com, 963CruzFM.com, Cruz963.com, Cruz963FM.com, and CruzFM.com. Elsewhere the Cruz name is used for Classic Hits by Corus in Peterborough ON and for AAA in Santa Barbara and Green Bay by Cumulus in the US.
Update 5/30: Rogers announced today that CityNews will debut as a local cable network serving the Toronto area in October. â€œWeâ€™re taking the number one news radio format in Canada, 680 News, and bringing it to television under the brand of CityNews Channel,” said Scott Moore, President, Rogers Broadcasting Ltd. â€œBy incorporating our trailblazing and trusted news brands from CityNews, 680 News, and publishing â€“ including Canadaâ€™s most trusted news magazine, Macleanâ€™s â€“ CityNews Channel is poised to be the destination local news channel,â€ Moore said. Toronto will presumably be the first of a network of CityNews outlets covering Canada. Rogers has come up with an integration program to merge its radio, television, and publishing divisions on a local basis. Should it succ...[Read More]