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The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Announces Acquisition of 7 FM and 2 AM Radio Stations from Rawlco Radio

Jim Pattison Broadcast GroupThe Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Limited Partnership (Pattison) and Rawlco Radio Ltd. (Rawlco Radio) subject to CRTC approval today jointly announced Pattison’s acquisition of nine radio stations (and related assets) located in Northern Alberta and Saskatchewan. The stations involved in the transaction include two in Edmonton.

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Calgary’s New Radio Station The Peak 95.3 FM Announces Alberta Finalists for Canada’s Richest Music Contest

The Peak 95.3 FMTwelve musical acts, including five from the Edmonton area and six from the Calgary area, will compete for more than $225,000 in a talent contest sponsored by Calgary’s newest radio station, The Peak 95.3 FM, a Jim Pattison station. The Peak Performance Project awards $100,953 to a grand prize winner, $75,000 to second place, and $50,000 to third. The PEAK Performance Project is a seven-year, $4.9 million contest open to all musicians in Alberta. 

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Edmonton’s 95.7 CRUZ FM Searches for a Market and a Host for CRUZ BLUES?

CRUZ FM EdmontonOn December 27, 2013, CKEA emerged with its third branding since its launch in 2010, this time as 95.7 CRUZ FM with an Adult Hits playlist. Launched by Harvard Broadcasting in 2010 as The Sound, rebranded on March 8, 2011 as Lite 95.7, the radio station is cruising for a market, and not just in Edmonton.

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Alberta Media News: February 2014

Alberta media newsThe CRTC recently granted Pattison the right to acquire Kool FM 101.5 (CKCE – FM) in Calgary along with two both Bell Media stations in Winnipeg. Harvard rebranded two of its Alberta stations as CRUZ – FM (in Edmonton CKEA was formerly Lite 95.7 and in Fort Mac CHFT was formerly 100.5 K-Rock) and Newcap’s application for a new FM station in Hinton was approved.

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All Ears: A Shared History of CKUA and CJSR to Air on January 5, 2014

CKUA Radio CJSR RadioAll Ears: A Shared History of CKUA and CJSR is the story, told by more than 25 of Alberta’s finest radio makers, of how public radio has come to hold a prominent and esteemed place as the true voice of Alberta’s diverse communities. Producers from both CJSR and CKUA joined forces to explore the connection between the two stations, in celebration of CJSR’s 30th anniversary.

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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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