Category:Radio stations in Edmonton
Pages in category "Radio stations in Edmonton"
The following 26 pages are in this category, out of 26 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 26 pages are in this category, out of 26 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. CFRN (AM) – CFRN is a Canadian Class A,50,000 watt radio station in Edmonton, Alberta, CFRN is unusual in that it is a Class A AM station on a regional frequency. Owned by Bell Media and broadcasting on 1260 AM, the airs a all-sports format. The stations studios are located at 18520 Stony Plain Road in Edmonton, both stations continued to share space after the radio and TV operations were sold to different owners in the 1980s, but were united in 2013 by Bells acquisition of Astral Media. CKHJ in Fredericton, New Brunswick, is the other commercial radio station in Canada which broadcasts on 1260 AM, it broadcasts 10,000 watts day and night. The other two Canadian stations on 1260 AM are weather stations, which are owned by The Meteorological Service of Canada, both of those weather stations broadcast with a power of 30 watts. In 1927, the station launched as CHMA at 580 AM. In the 1930s, CHMA became CFTP, during the 1930s, the station changed its calls from CFTP to its current call sign, CFRN. Later that decade, the moved to its current frequency,1260 AM. In 1936, the station moved from 1260 to 960 AM, in 1941, CFRN moved back to 1260 AM. On July 1,1998, CFRN flipped from adult standards to oldies, debuting Standard Radios new oldies network, with CISL in Vancouver, the new oldies network replaced the former Satellite Radio Network service. Bryan Fustukian In 2002, CFRN flipped to sports radio as The Team 1260, however, the network folded shortly afterwords. CFRN would maintain its branding as The Team as a locally programmed format, while adding syndicated programs such as Prime Time Sports, in 2007, Standard Radio was acquired by Astral Media. In turn, Astral Media was acquired by Bell Media on July 5, 2013—the acquisition re-united CFRN with its television station. On September 30,2013, CFRN was re-branded as a part of Bells TSN Radio network, as TSN Radio 1260, Nielson and Fraser in the Morning - featuring Dustin Nielson and Wil Fraser, Monday to Friday from 6,00 AM to 10,00 AM. Jason has regular weekly co-hosts including TSN reporter Ryan Rishaug, Sports Night with Dean Millard - Hosted by Dean Millard weeknights from 9,00 PM to Midnight
2. CFMG-FM – CFMG-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at FM104.9 in Edmonton, Alberta. Branded as 104-9 Virgin Radio, the airs a CHR format. The station also broadcasts a Punjabi language format on a Subsidiary Communications Multiplex Operation frequency, early years and EZ Rock The station launched in 1978 playing oldies from offices and studios just north of Edmonton in St. Albert. The original frequency was 1070 kHz with the callsign CKST, in 1988, CKST received approval to move from 1070 to 1200 AM and changed callsigns to CHMG the same year. CHMG received approval move from AM to FM in 1994, in 1995, CHMG changed to its current callsign, CFMG. At the same time, the station shifted to a contemporary format. Programmed by longtime broadcaster Tammy Cole, EZ Rock was a designed to appeal to office work environments. Music was slanted towards female listeners 25–54 years old, on September 28,2007, the CRTC approved the sale of CFMG and all Standard Radio assets to Astral Media. Astral changed the logo of the station in September 2010, however, in addition, most of the classic hits were dropped. Virgin Radio 104.9 On February 4,2011, the station dropped adult contemporary, EZ Rocks last song was The Boys Of Summer by Don Henley, while the first song on Virgin was Firework by Katy Perry. CFMG, during its adult contemporary week, did list its contemporary hit radio adds on Mediabases Canadian adult contemporary panel. A week after the station flipped formats, the station was delisted from Mediabases station adds, as of March 2011, CFMG-FM joined CHBN-FM on the Mediabase contemporary hit radio panel. CFMG is the third Virgin Radio station in Canada to have a mainstream top 40 format, the first being at Calgarys CIBK-FM the year before, and in Toronto at CKFM-FM in 2009. Every year for one week, along with sister stations CFBR and TSN1260,104.9 Virgin Radio present, Stollery Week, in past years all three stations had broadcast live for 2 days from the Stollery Childrens Hospital. In year one, $300,000 was raised for the Pediatric Oncology Unit, the station was also known for the EZ Rock Christmas Party for Single Parent Families where families in need are treated to a very special Christmas. The last ratings period when CFMG was a contemporary station placed the station at #4 with a 7.4 share. In the first ratings period as Virgin Radio, the station plummeted to #14, the Fall 2011 BBM Canada ratings book has the station up to #11 with a 4.9 share. 104-9 Virgin Radio CFMG history - Canadian Communications Foundation Query the RECs Canadian station database for CFMG-FM
3. CIUP-FM – CIUP-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 99.3 FM in Edmonton, Alberta. The station broadcasts an adult hits format using its on-air branding Up, the station is owned by Jim Pattison Group. The station received approval by the CRTC in July 2005 and was launched in September of that year for on-air testing, the station officially debuted on December 8,2005 at 2 PM as CHMC-FM with a smooth jazz format branded as Magic 99. Magics first song was Michael Bublés Sway, on October 19,2010, the station dropped its five-year-old smooth jazz format, in favor of its current adult hits format as up. 99.3, and adopted its current callsign, UP. s first song was Dont Stop by Fleetwood Mac. The launch was simulcasted on Global TV Edmonton, according to the stations website, Up. Unlike most adult hits stations, CIUP-FM leans towards heavier music, on July 10,2014, Rawlco announced the sale of its Edmonton radio stations to The Jim Pattison Group. Official website CIUP-FM history - Canadian Communications Foundation Query the RECs Canadian station database for CIUP-FM
4. CJNW-FM – CJNW-FM is a Canadian radio station, that broadcasts a rhythmic top 40 format at 107.1 FM in Edmonton, Alberta. Under the former owner John Charles Yerxa, the application received approval on October 17,2008, CJNW started testing on September 16,2009, and was officially signed on air on October 6,2009. John Yerxa is the son of Hal Yerxa, a broadcaster at CFCA-FM. On December 21,2011, the CRTC approved the sale of CJNW-FM to Harvard Broadcasting who also own CKEA-FM, the CRTC approved the sale of Hot 107 to Harvard Broadcasting on December 21,2011. The Bounce remained firm on their slogan by emphasizing station in their slogan, Edmontons #1 Hit Music Station, while Hot 107s slogan, the Bounce has since added more new international hits such as Rihannas S&M and Cee Lo Greens Forget You. The 5 Oclock Traffic Jam was replaced with the Bounces Top 5 at 5 featuring the 5 biggest hits of the day, on February 23,2010, the hot adult contemporary station CKNO-FM launched. On February 3,2011, The Bounce introduced Commercial Free Mondays once again, it existed when CJNW launched, but however was cancelled in 2010. The next day, February 4, CFMG, formerly 104.9 EZ Rock, dropped Adult Contemporary to become Contemporary Hit Radio 1049 Virgin Radio, Hot 107 CJNW-FM history - Canadian Communications Foundation Query the RECs Canadian station database for CJNW-FM
5. Aboriginal Voices Radio Network – Aboriginal Voices Radio Network was a Canadian radio network, which primarily broadcast music programming and other content of interest to aboriginal people. As of June 2015, the network operated stations in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, all of its stations were licensed as rebroadcasters of its flagship station, CKAV-FM in Toronto. The networks administrative office was located in Ohsweken, Ontario, on the Six Nations Indian reserve near Brantford, the stations music programming consisted mainly of adult contemporary music, along with specialty programs focusing on aboriginal-oriented content. The CRTC issued a call for applications for new services in the markets vacated by the network. The suspension was stayed on July 23,2015 by the Federal Court of Appeal, the stay was lifted on November 10,2016 when AVR lost its appeal and the network left the air shortly afterwards. Robert Wood, Elaine Bomberry, David Deleary, Sherman Maness, Nicole Robertson, Minnie Two Shoes, the networks original scope was to feature programming produced primarily by and for Aboriginal people in Canada, featuring music and personalities from around the world. AVRs first station, CFIE-FM in Toronto, was licensed by the CRTC in 2000, CFIE changed its callsign to CKAV in 2006. AVR had previously operated on 106.3 FM for a short 6 day period in 1998 during the Aboriginal Voices Festival at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. The network faced technical and logistical problems which have prevented it from launching some of its stations, the network had applied to the CRTC for extensions five or six times as of the end of 2005. Since then, however, the network had moved forward with most of the approved licenses, in 2009, the network surrendered its licenses for transmitters in Kitchener, Ontario and Montreal. As of January 2011, CHCRs station, CKIN-FM, has signed on at 106.3 MHz, AVRs outlet in Ottawa, CKAV-FM-995.7 MHz was on air until early October 2014, but has been silent since that time. It never rerturned to air, though it was listed on its website among the other stations broadcasting. In December 2014, AVR renamed itself to Voices Radio, as its scope expanded out of the realm and more into music from mainstream artists. In February 2015, Voices Radio began to air radio programs from the United States. On March 11,2015, Voices Radio applied with the CRTC to renew all five station licences, on June 25,2015, the CRTC denied the renewals, revoked their broadcast licenses, and ordered Voices Radio to cease broadcasting by July 25,2015. The CRTC intends to hold a call for applications for new aboriginal-focused broadcasters to take on CKAVs frequencies. The CRTCs suspension of licence in all the cities, except for Ottawa, was suspended on July 23,2015. The appeal was heard on November 8,2016 and on November 10, in August 2015, the CRTC issued a call for new licenses that will replace Voices Radio in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa
6. CJCA – CJCA is a Canadian radio station. It operates at 930 AM with the current brand name AM930 The Light in Edmonton and it was first licensed in 1922, and it first broadcast on May 1,1922, becoming Albertas first radio station. It was an affiliate of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission from 1933 to 1936 when it affiliated with the newly formed Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CJCA was originally owned and operated by the Edmonton Journal, and was later purchased by Selkirk Communications. As of 1994, it broadcasts entirely Christian programming, during the 1960s CJCA was one of two major pop and rock stations in Edmonton. Walt Rutherford, Phil Floyd, John McKittrick, Murray Blakely, Terry Spense, Gord Skuttle was the Chief engineer. Harry Boon was the Music Director with Dalt Elton as Program Director, the Top 40 was played twice in a row on Saturdays. Dixieland Jazz was played live from a club for an hour on Thursday nights, each high school had its own fight song for dedications. The DJs were household names, and their pictures were passed out as folding cards, the Top 40 sheet was distributed weekly, and once a month a listener would win the Top 40 records for that week. An FM station was started from the production studio. The FM simulcast the AM except for 6,00 pm to midnight when CJCA FM played more traditional pop music which was handled by an operator who played the records along with the pre-taped announcer. Many Radio 93 on-air personalities who went on to bigger markets include singer–songwriter Barry Boyd, in the mid 60s Barry moved to KFXM Radio in San Bernardino, California, which also called itself Tiger Radio. Before returning to Edmonton, Barry was a jock on KCBQ in San Diego, Barry died in Edmonton in 2001. Other famous CJCA DJs included Mike Marshall, who crossed the street to CHED and then became Frank Brodie at the legendary CKLW in Windsor. Jim Hault was a longtime CJCA morning man, Hault later became an on-air institution in Vancouver. On weekdays, George Payne did afternoons, Barry Boyd 4, 00–8,00, Lorne Thompson 8,00 to midnight, Fulton came to Torontos CKFH, then spent his final years at CJRT and AM740. Jim Hand was a popular morning man and a real character. The city was shocked when he died at such a young age, a couple of other DJ characters of this era were Frantic Frank Todd, Don Lamb, and Bernie Bisiup. Because of the popularity the DJs spent a lot of time doing remote broadcasts at car dealerships
7. CKRA-FM – CKRA-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 96.3 FM in Edmonton, Alberta. The station is owned by Newcap Broadcasting, and currently broadcasts a classic hits format branded on-air as 96.3 Capital FM. CKRAs studios are located inside the West Edmonton Mall, while its transmitter is located at Ellerslie Road and Provincial Highway 21, CKRA is currently ranked #4 in the Edmonton market according to the Fall 2014 Numeris data report. On April 17,1979, CFCW Limited, owner of CFCW in Camrose, there were ten other applicants for the new license, including CHUM Limited, Radio Station CHED Ltd. The Voice of the Prairies Ltd. and Roger Charest, on November 15,1979, CKRA-FM signed on with an album rock format. By the mid-1980s, CKRA shifted to adult contemporary under the 96 K-Lite FM moniker, in 1989, CFCW Limited sold the station to current owners Newcap Radio. On January 13,1995, the station adopted the name Mix 96, several name and content changes occurred in 2002 and 2003. In the summer of 2002, CKRA adjusted its name to 96.3 The Mix, during this time, the station opened a satellite weekend location on Edmontons trendy Whyte Avenue. Local A-Channel entertainment host, Shannon Tyler, was hired to co-host the morning show with B. J. Wilson. In February 2003, CKRA once again re-branded as 96X, the hit music alternative and retained its hot AC format, leaving R&B, ryan Waters joined the new morning show, working with B. J. and Shannon then hosting solo for 90 minutes of commercial free music. Mike Anderson, Tim Riess and Carly Kincaid rounded out the air staff, several on-air changes followed, including Anderson leaving Middays and focusing on M. D. duties. Riess hosted several dayparts, Waters returned to his position as Swing Announcer. During this time, 96X moved its Whyte Avenue studio to a booth in Hudsons Canadian Tap House from where it began broadcasting during the evenings, the station also began weekly broadcasts on Saturday nights from The Standard nightclub. 96X hoped to duplicate the success of Power 92, who targeted the younger demographics through Power Parties, long term success was not to be as 96X enjoyed one average and one top 6 rating result, the latter being the highest market share reached to date. At the time, B. J. Wilson and Shannon Tyler hosted the show, Carley Kincaid entertained middays, Tim Riess sat in the chair for PM drive. 96Xs popularity among younger listeners was bolstered by Power 92. 5s flip to 92.5 Joe FM, which airs a variety hits format. In the fall of 2005, 96Xs main studio moved from its old location in a 99th Street strip mall to a new facility in Phase 4 of the West Edmonton Mall along with Newcap Broadcastings other stations. However, the entry of CHBN91.7 The Bounce in March 2005 and CHDI SONiC102.9 in April 2005 spelled disaster for 96X, whose market quickly dispersed over the upcoming months
8. CKNG-FM – CKNG-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 92.5 FM in Edmonton, Alberta. The station plays a hot adult contemporary format branded on-air as 92.5 Fresh Radio, cKNGs studios are located on 84th Street in downtown Edmonton, while its transmitter is located near Anthony Henday Drive in eastern Edmonton. The station is owned by Corus Entertainment which also owns other Corus radio stations across Canada. CKNG was the ninth most listened to station in the Edmonton market in the fall of 2008 but as of fall 2012. For the 2013 winter season, CKNG was the tenth most listened to radio station with a 5. 1% share, on October 29,1981, CFCN Communications, Ltd. was awarded a license for a new FM station to broadcast at 92.5 MHz. The station officially launched on August 11,1982, as CJAX-FM, in June 1986, CJAX flipped to soft rock, and changed its call letters to CKNG-FM. In 1989, CKNG was sold to Moffat Communications, by 1991, CKNG-FM became Power 92, a CHR/Top 40 station, which launched with The Power by Snap. In August 1992, the station was sold to Westcom Radio, six years later, the station was sold to Shaw Communications, and became a Corus O&O station the following September. In June 2003, CKNG shifted to hot adult contemporary as Power 92.5. After seven months as a hot AC station, the station flipped to adult hits, branded as 92.5 Joe FM, taking the format from sister station CHQT, the last song on Power 92.5 was The Power by Snap. The station then stunted for an hour with classic TV songs before Joe FM launched at 5 PM, with the first song being Good Times Roll by The Cars. On January 9,2013, at Noon, CKNG flipped back to Hot AC, the final song on Joe FM was Hotel California by The Eagles, while the first song on Fresh FM was Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars
9. CHDI-FM – CHDI-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 102.9 FM in Edmonton, Alberta. Owned by Rogers Media, it broadcasts a rock format branded as Sonic 102.9. The OK Radio Group Ltd. was granted license in 2005 as one of three new FM stations in Edmonton. The station spent its first year broadcasting from a run down oil-field trailer on the property of the Airways Country Inn in Nisku, Alberta. The station founders wanted to get the station on the air as quickly as possible so it was decided they would broadcast from the trailer until their Gateway Boulevard studios were complete. Local media latched on to their story, giving them a huge shot in the arm in their first year. In November 2006, Rogers Media acquired CHDI, and sister station CKER-FM, upon inception of the new BBM Canada radio ratings devices, the PPM, Sonic has held a steady 8.0 market share and a top 4 or 5 radio station in the Edmonton market. A fact many in the Edmonton market knew to be accurate with the audience. CHDI is currently ranked #7 in the market with a 6.3 share according to the Fall 2011 PPM data report released by BBM Canada, sONiC102.9 CHDI-FM history - Canadian Communications Foundation Query the RECs Canadian station database for CHDI-FM
10. CIRK-FM – CIRK-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 97.3 FM in Edmonton, Alberta. The station uses the brand name K-97 with a classic rock format and is owned by Newcap Radio and prior to 2008. CIRKs studios are located inside the West Edmonton Mall, while its transmitter is located at Ellerslie Road and Provincial Highway 21, CIRK is currently ranked #7 in the Edmonton market according to the Fall 2014 Numeris data report. CIRK signed on the air in 1949 as CJCA-FM, originally located at 99.5 MHz as an FM simulcast of CJCA. It later began programming separately from CJCA between 5,50 p. m. and midnight on Monday to Friday,5,50 p. m. to 1,00 a. m. on Saturday and 5,00 p. m. to midnight on Sunday. The station switched to its current frequency and call sign in 1975 and became known on-air in 1979 as K-97, in the mid-1980s, CIRK was broadcast crystal clear throughout North America as a secondary audio frequency on channel 18 of Canadian satellite Anik D. For many years, mornings were hosted by Bruce Kenyon, the station has a reputation of keeping long term talented announcers. Rob Berg since the early 1980s and Melissa Wright mid 1990s, in 1997, the station was rebranded as K-Rock. In 1998, CIRK was purchased by Newcap Broadcasting, who already owned CKRA-FM, CIRK had rebounded to be the 5th most listened to radio station in Edmonton. As of July 7,2008, the returned to the old K-97 branding. On February 10,2009 the station announced that the team of Terry, Bill. The Terry, Bill, and Steve Show dominated Edmonton ratings from 2000-2005, the show returned on February 23,2009. K-97s features include a classic Led Zeppelin song at 10, 00PM every night called Get The Led Out, as well as a classic AC/DC song at 3, 00PM on a short segment called AC/D @3. Other daily features include 97 Minutes of Non-Stop Classic Rock at 9, 00am, as of 2015. Terry Evans with Bill Cowen in the morning. Jake Taylor and Karl Douglas WKNDS, CIRK-FM also operates on a number of low-power FM transmitters. VF2214106.3 FM - Luscar CIRK-FM was a rebroadcaster in Jasper, Alberta with local tourist information and has changed to its current call letters CJAG-FM
11. CISN-FM – CISN-FM is a radio station that broadcasts from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is owned by Corus Entertainment, which also operates 630 CHED, CHQT880, the station has a country format, playing both current hits and past favourites. CISN is one of the longest Edmonton broadcasting stations on FM, in December 2014, CISN103.9 was the fifth most listened to radio station in Edmonton. CISN-FM was the winner of the Canadian Country Music Associations Annual Country Station of the Year five times since the awards 2000 creation, CISN-FM CISN-FM history - Canadian Communications Foundation Query the RECs Canadian station database for CISN-FM