Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Radio Cité Edmonton’s New French Language Radio Station to be On-Air in September 2018

Radio-CiteEdmonton’s new French language radio station approved by the CRTC in January 2017 just received a funding boost assuring its estimated launch in September 2018. The Société radio communautaire du grand Edmonton Society is receiving $400,000 from Western Economic Diversification Canada and almost $296,000 from Canadian Heritage to establish a francophone community radio station for the greater Edmonton area.

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Alberta Radio Station — CHQR aka Newstalk 770 AM | Calgary’s Breaking News and Conversation Station

R-CHQRCHQR branded as Newstalk 770 AM is owned and operated by Corus Radio, and is a sister station to CFGQ, branded Q107, and CKRY branded Country 105 in Calgary and a sister station to CISN, CHED, CKNG, branded Fresh 92.5 FM and CHQT, branded iNews 880 in Edmonton. With the exception of one show, all of CHQR’s weekday programming is produced in-house.

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Alberta Radio Station – KAOS 91.1 FM aka The Bridge in Fort McMurray

R-KAOS RadioSince June 2007, 91.1 The Bridge (Former KAOS 91.1) has been promoting the values which have been foundational in building a strong Wood Buffalo Region through their vision of “Exposing Hope through Music Talk and Action”. It is a “values-oriented” community Christian Radio Station based in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Owned by a registered  charity [Kings Kids Promotions Outreach Ministries Inc.], it is operated by people who live in the community.

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Latest Radio Audience Ratings from May 29 – August 27, 2017 for Edmonton and Calgary

PPM-LogoIn Edmonton, 102.3 NOW Radio rules the roost for A12+ posting a 10.9% share of hours tuned (up from 10.5%). NOW! Radio takes top spot for F25-54, delivering a 16.9% share (down from 19.0%). NOW also tops the list for M25-54 with a 13.0% share (up from 12.0%). For M18-34, Sonic leads the way posting a 15.3% (down from 15.9%). For F18-34 NOW! delivered a 19.7 (down from 21.6 %).

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Marty Forbes on Bob Layton’s New Book “Welcome to Radio – My Life in Broadcasting, So Far…”

Bob_LaytonYou’ve heard him on 630 CHED since the early ’70s. You’ve watched his editorials on Global Television for several years. He’s the man that is held up as the gold standard in news/journalism in our city and I don’t believe there’s an award in the business that he HASN’T won. I’m talking about Bob Layton, now in his mid 70s and nearing his fifth decade in media.

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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)