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PHRESH FM, Calgary’s Underground Radio Station

Phresh FM CalgaryThis time last year, two motivated individuals were driving around Calgary in a minivan loaded with radio equipment, setting up in garages and backyards every Saturday and broadcasting the finest hip hop and electronica, though at great personal risk. “We were able to cover about half of the city, depending on where we had set up,” says co-founder David Gutierrez.

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CKMX Radio in Calgary Flips from Country to Comedy with Funny 1060

CKMX Radio CalgaryOn 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.

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Alberta Radio Station: CKXU Lethbridge

CKXU Radio LethbridgeCKXU-FM is a campus radio station broadcasting at 88.3 FM, from the University of Lethbridge. CKXU began as CKUL in 1972, when a public address system was set up in Section A of University Hall at the University of Lethbridge to broadcast musical content inside the building from mid-morning to early afternoon. The station was managed by a three-member executive under the auspices of the University of Lethbridge Students’ Union.

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CBC’s Comedy Show Irrelevant Begins Live Taping Around Edmonton on September 20

Irrelevant Show CBCThe Irrelevant Show is back for its fourth season on CBC Radio One with live tapings in the Edmonton area. Every week, the cast of The Irrelevant Show brings you a buffet of award-winning comedy sketches and songs, recorded before a live audience in and around Edmonton.The show ranges all over the comedy map, from the everyday to the surreal.

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CKNO / 102.3 FM / Now! Radio, Edmonton’s #1 Radio Station

Now Radio  EdmontonOwned by Rawlco Radio, CKNO/ Now! Radio launched in February 2010 as an adult top 40 format and has since evolved to a  hot adult contemporary format. Its main competitors are contemporary hit radio stations CFMG-FM (104.9 Virgin Radio) and CHBN-FM (91.7 The Bounce). Rival hot adult contemporary station competitor is CKNG-FM (92.5 Fresh FM), and adult contemporary competitor is CKEA-FM (Lite 95.7). However, Rawlco calls CKNO-FM as a “hits for adults” station. Since March 2011, the station was added at the Mediabase hot adult contemporary panel, with Nielsen BDS following suit most recently. According to Wikipedia, it plays more classic hits over any other hot adult contemporary radio station in Canada.  CKNO-FM also plays a hint of alternative rock and classic rock songs not played by any other adult contemporary or adult top 40 station.

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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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