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PPM Top Line Edmonton and Calgary Radio Stations Ratings for March 2 to May 31, 2015

radio-ratingsIn Edmonton: 102.3 NOW Radio continues to rule the roost for A12+ posting an 11.1% share of hours tuned (down from 11.2%). NOW! Radio takes top spot for F25-54, delivering a 16.7% share (up from 14.5%). NOW also tops the list for M25-54 with a 15.7% share (up from 15.5%). For M18-34, NOW! posted a 19.1% (up from 17.9%). In Calgary: XL103 leads the way for A12+ with a 10.9% share (up from 8.9%). Calgary’s Country 105 continues to be popular with the ladies,

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Alberta’s Newest Radio Station: CKSS at 88.1 FM – The One – “Parkland’s Best Country” in Stony Plain

CKSS Radio Stony PlainOn September 15, 2014 the CRTC approved an application by Blackgold Broadcasting to operate a commercial FM radio station to serve Spruce Grove and Stony Plain. Nine months later, on June 4, 2015, at 8:01, 88.1 – The One officially launched. The first song played was Rock This Country, signalling the station’s Country format. The official Industry Canada call sign is CKSS. 88.1 The One “Parkland’s Best Country” broadcasts local news and sports, local weather, and community information.

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Alberta Radio Station: Edmonton’s CFCW 790 AM Set to Move to 840 AM This Summer

r-cfcw radioEight years after a successful application to the CRTC change their frequency from 790 AM to 840 AM, Newcap Broadcasting has given the green light for CFCW to move on up Edmonton’s radio dial this August. CFCW is currently ranked #6 and the 3rd most listened-to AM station in the market according to the Fall 2014 Numeris data report. This ranking is an impressive achievement when you consider it only includes only half their listeners, those in the greater Edmonton area and not the other half of their listeners in rural Alberta.

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Edmonton Public Library’s ‘MakerSpace’ Equipped for Creativity and Oral History Projects

videostudio-greenOpen Edmonton, a local group, is recording stories about Edmonton, captured in the words and voices of those and by those who lived them. According to David Rauch, organizer of the “In Your Own Words” project, “larger events in the city are covered by local media, but there are many “smaller stories” that go undocumented.” So he, and other members of the group will be at the Stanley A. Milner Library every Wednesday evening in March and April, using the library’s recently opened sound booths to record stories.

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Blackgold Broadcasting Awarded Licence for New Radio Station in Stony Plain

The One Radio 88.1 FMOn September 15, 2014, the CRTC approved the application by Blackgold Broadcasting to operate a new English language station to serve The Town of Stony Plain, the City of Spruce Grove and Parkland County, Alberta. The new station, CKSS | 88.1 FM | The One: “Parkland’s Best Country” promises to provide local news, sports and weather and other community information.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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