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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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CRTC Grants Licences to Aboriginal Multi-Media Society for Radio Stations in Edmonton and Calgary

AMMSA-LOGO2Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) granted licences for the operation of five radio stations that will serve the Indigenous communities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto in order to fulfill an immediate need. These five new stations’ programming must reflect the communities they serve, include a large portion of local content, such as news, and deal with the specific concerns of Indigenous people in the regions in question.

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CFHI aka Real Country 104.9 FM Now On-Air in Hinton

RC-HintonAlberta’s newest radio, CFHI at 104.9 FM, launched in Hinton in early February 2017. It joins Newcap Broadcasting’s “Real Country” branded sister stations in Westlock, St. Paul, Stettler, Lloydminster, Red Deer, High Prairie, Brooks, and Blairmore, Alberta.  Originally proposed and approved by the CRTC in February 2014, as a rock based music format targeting adults between the ages of 25 and 54, the station launched under the “Real Country” brand name and format.

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Alberta Radio Station – CJSR, Volunteer-Run Radio Dedicated to Inclusion & Pushing the Status Quo.

CJSR RadioCJSR is a volunteer-run campus and community radio station with a weekly audience of approximately 20 000 listeners. The station offers Edmonton’s widest range of programming from award-winning spoken word, through cultural shows, a famously eclectic programs and the BBC World Service. CJSR made its first FM broadcast on January 7, 1984—the first song was “You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio” by Joni Mitchell—but its roots stretch to the founding of CKUA in 1927.

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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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