Newcap Radio is launching a regional night show. Adam Marriott will host Rock of the Atlantic, Monday-Friday, 7p-midnight, live via VPN from eastern flagship Q104 (CFRQ-FM) Halifax to stations across the Maritimes, including C103 (CJMO-FM) Moncton, Rock 88.9 (CHNI-FM ) Saint John, and 89.3 K-Rock (CIJK-FM) in Kentville. The program will feature music and live content with an east coast bent.
Bell Media Radio’s Funny 1410 (CKSL-AM) London will sign off at midnight August 14. Sister news/talker 1290 CJBK (CJBK-AM) is airing tributes from legendary CKSL personalities, including Peter Garland, Rich Greven, Elaine Sawyer, Derek Botten, “Ambassador of Funny” Mike Nabuurs and others to mark the occasion.
97.9 Rock (CKYX-FM) Fort McMurray is the ninth Rogers station to have been rebranded since June. The music stays the same, but the logo, website and apps have been refreshed. The other rebranded Rogers Rock stations are in Winnipeg, Timmins, Sudbury, North Bay, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie and Ottawa.
CBC is moving forward with a plan to help preserve aboriginal languages by adding specific shows to its on-demand service so they can be used for educational purposes and potentially reach a larger audience. The host of CBC North’s only Gwich’in language radio show, Nantaii, says it’s a struggle to keep the languages alive. Nantaii airs weekday afternoons with news, interviews and public announcements but Karen Mitchell says only a handful of fluent speakers call in on a regular basis and interviews are often conducted in English.
The Canadian Christian Radio Association has been formed to create a collective voice for Christian radio owners and operators across the country. Heads of radio broadcast ministries, owners and managers at Christian radio (one per station) are encouraged to apply here.
Vista Radio was recognized with a 2016 Community Partnership Award from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Prince George. Vista has donated more than $750,000 over the past decade and is credited with helping the agency double the number of kids it serves since 2013.