On September 12, 2013, Calgary’s CKMX flipped from classic country to an all-comedy format as Funny 1060 to feature stand up comedy bits performed by major stand-up and improvisational comedians. Launched to coincide with the Calgary Comedy Festival, the station is one of several Bell-owned stations to air programming from the 24/7 Comedy.
The U.S. syndicated radio network which was first launched in Canada by sister station CKSL in London, Ontario by Astral Media now owned by Bell Media.
Our goal is to deliver a laugh a minute, and we’ll be able to do this every minute of every day!” said Ross MacLeod, Brand Director, Bell Media Radio Calgary. “In between non-stop laughs, Funny 1060 AM will offer live weather and traffic updates to help make the daily commute smooth for our listeners. We are excited to give Calgary something truly unique on the dial, and look forward to becoming Calgary’s go-to station for the best stand-up performances from around the world. Hell, we might even become Calgary’s second favourite radio station.
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