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#1 Ms. B. Havin

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 10:06 AM

Pattison purchase of city rock stations approved

Andrew A. Duffy
Times Colonist

Saturday, November 25, 2006

It's official,Victoria's rock stations now belong to B.C.'s richest man.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has approved The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group's application to buy 100.3 The Q and The Zone@91.3 from Edmonton- based OK Radio Group for $15.75 million.

It's the second big buy on the Island in recent years, as Pattison's company recently acquired six other stations formerly owned by Island Radio Ltd. for an estimated $12.5 million. They include two stations each in Nanaimo and Parksville, and one each in Port Alberni and Courtenay.

Classic rock station The Q has been atop local radio ratings since it was launched in 1987. Modern rock station The Zone went on air in 2001 and has steadily made progress in the ratings.

As part of the deal, and to comply with CRTC commercial radio policy, the Pattison group has proposed a benefits package of close to $1 million or six per cent of the purchase price to benefit non-profit groups.

The $945,000 will be meted out over seven years to the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Radio Starmaker Fund ($472,500), the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings ($315,000), and the Pattison Group's Save the Music Foundation ($157,000) which funds talent development in B.C. and Alberta.

Canadian Business magazine ranks Pattison as Canada's fifth-richest person with assets in excess of $4.5 billion.
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Posted 25 November 2006 - 11:14 AM

As I understand it, Bell Globemedia's newly acquired CHUM assets (C-FAX, KOOL FM, A-Channel) are to be sold off but Pattison is out as a buyer as that would now give him a local monopoly.
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:20 AM

I heard that CHUM is staying in the radio business for now which is why they cancelled the CFAX/KOOL move into the A-Channel building as they are not part of the Bell deal. If they sell their radio assets it will be after the dust settles from the tv deal.
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:40 AM

I heard that CHUM is staying in the radio business for now which is why they cancelled the CFAX/KOOL move into the A-Channel building as they are not part of the Bell deal. If they sell their radio assets it will be after the dust settles from the tv deal.


That is my understanding too, but I suppose if they found a qualified buyer that wanted CFAX and KOOL along with A, they could sell as a package. But they are not required to sell the radio assetts.
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#5 Holden West

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 12:41 PM

The fall numbers were released this morning:

Victoria BBM numbers for time period S-4 (Sept 4/06 to Oct. 29/06)

Only two surveys taken of Victoria per year, Spring (S-1) and Fall (S-4) Vancouver has four per year.

S-4              S-1 

% share  

C-FAX  AM               14.0               12.7
CKKQ  The Q             12.2               10.4
CIOC Ocean FM           10.2                8.6
CHTT Jack FM             9.5                9.1
CBC-FM                   8.6                6.0
CJZN  The Zone           5.4                6.6
CHBE KOOL FM             4.7                4.6

(Share: within the central market area, the estimated total hours tuned to that station expressed as a percentage of total hours tuned to all radio.)

Share is up over last spring for all stations except The Zone.

All stations except C-FAX, CBC and the Ocean experienced a drop in overall listeners. CBC FM had the biggest listener gain.
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#6 Walter Moar

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 12:44 PM

Radio... how quaint! :-D

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 03:25 PM

I'm surpised cbc is so low. Interesting jump though. I wonder if it's because of the minor format change with the morning show. Anybody here notice how it's more of a "team" culmination more than just the host - which was the format before the strike? I find now there's not as much of a monotony, ruled by a strict, dictated schedule, it makes for more interesting radio.

#8 Holden West

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:15 PM

The Zone 91.3 (formerly CKDA 1220 AM) has a new logo and website.


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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:24 PM

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#10 Holden West

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:29 PM

I woke up this morning and turned on the radio and Geoff Young was on CBC and I went back to sleep and had a weird nightmare. Brrrr.
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 05:26 PM

TORONTO (CP) - CBC's classical music station, Radio Two, is revamping its evening and late-night programming in a bid to attract younger listeners, the public broadcaster announced Wednesday.

"Half of our audience on Radio Two now is over 65 ... and we're not attracting new listeners into the service," said Jane Chalmers, vice-president of CBC Radio. "We want to bring in the 40-plus kind of group ... In some ways it's our listeners' kids that we want."

The changes, set to take place March 19, will also affect programming on Radio One, including the cancellation of the afternoon pop-culture chat show "Freestyle."

Other CBC shows to be scrapped because of the revamp include "Global Village" and "Brave New Waves."

Under the new format, Radio Two will feature a daily jazz program from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to be hosted in Montreal on weekdays by Katie Malloch. It will air from Calgary on weekends.

It will be followed from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. by a show focusing on live music performed by acts across the country. The weekday host for that show will be Matt Galloway, who will also continue his Toronto drive-time duties on Radio One.

Laurie Brown, formerly of "The New Music," will helm a nightly contemporary music show from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Radio Two.

The changes also mean that Radio One listeners can expect to hear more talk and drama and less music.

"Dispatches," hosted by Rick MacInnes-Rae, will be expanded to include elements of the world music show "Global Village."

Chalmers said the changes are designed, in part, to better reflect the makeup of the country.

"The growth in Canada now is happening through immigration. We're seeing people move to different parts of the country, they want to hear more music coming from the communities that they live in," she said, referring to the new program of live concerts across Canada.

"We have to constantly look at how we are serving Canadians from the perspective of where they are and the perspective of their interests."

Chalmers said the changes mean that 63 employees at CBC will be reassigned, possibly resulting in one or two layoffs.

The watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting has been a frequent critic of CBC-TV, but had praise for Wednesday's radio announcement.

"You have to update and improve," said spokesman Ian Morrison, calling the changes "responsible management."

"We have to support the idea of trying to adjust to younger demographics ... and as long as they're sensitive to their existing audience, I commend them."

© The Canadian Press 2007


Source: http://www.canada.co... ... 29&k=71688
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#12 Holden West

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 09:57 PM

This was in an old newspaper I found in a "free" box outside a bookstore.


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Posted 30 March 2007 - 06:27 PM

TORONTO (CP) - CBC's classical music station, Radio Two, is revamping its evening and late-night programming in a bid to attract younger listeners, the public broadcaster announced Wednesday.


I'm not sure which show I was listening to (you can listen to webcast of different time zones) but I assume it was geared to younger listeners. it was a very eclectic mix of music. A little choppy from a listening standpoint but definitely diverse. From Mythos to Cold Play to Sarah McLachlan to KO-S.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 01:26 PM

Regarding the proposed purchase of A-Channel by Rogers...

It would make sense for Rogers' Jack/Ocean stations to move their studios from their present location in the old CJVI studio on Fort St. to the top floor of the A-Channel building on Broad St. where C-FAX was supposed to set up shop.

That would make yet another vacancy in the 800 block Fort.
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 08:40 AM

New Spring ratings just released:

Spring 2007

C-FAX 14.9
CKKQ(The Q) 9.6
CIOC(OCEAN) 12.4
CHTT(JACK) 8.4
CBC 8.4
CJZN(ZONE) 4.6
CHBE(KOOL) 3.3

Last year:

Fall 2006              Spring 2006 

% share  

C-FAX  AM               14.0               12.7
CKKQ  The Q             12.2               10.4
CIOC Ocean FM           10.2                8.6
CHTT Jack FM             9.5                9.1
CBC-FM                   8.6                6.0
CJZN  The Zone           5.4                6.6
CHBE KOOL FM             4.7                4.6

(Share: within the central market area, the estimated total hours tuned to that station expressed as a percentage of total hours tuned to all radio.)

Good news for CBC and The Ocean, not so much for poor KOOL FM.
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:21 PM

CFAX:

Blaine Coultier is gone, Terry Moore left a few weeks back, Alan Perry some time ago.

Their new pm drive news show host is awful.

Their weekend talk shows are mostly infomercials now.

How long until Stanford, Spence and - yes - Joe are gone to make room for much lower priced "talent"? I'm sure these guys have locked-in contracts (certainly Spence and Joe do), but a buy-out is always an option.
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:28 PM

Terry and Joe still pull in enough ratings to make C-FAX one of the all time most popular stations (see chart above). C-FAX would love a slightly younger demographic (like under 80 :) ) but they're not complaining.

Say what you will about those old geezers--they are characters. Their replacements sound just like that. Replacements; bland and generic.

Geez, they should put microphones in front of us! At least we entertain!
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:38 PM

Terry and Joe still pull in enough ratings to make C-FAX one of the all time most popular stations (see chart above). C-FAX would love a slightly younger demographic (like under 80 :) ) but they're not complaining.

Say what you will about those old geezers--they are characters. Their replacements sound just like that. Replacements; bland and generic.

Geez, they should put microphones in front of us! At least we entertain!


Well, that's the thing. They have a lock on an older demo, but at least from what I hear ad experts say, you can't change the minds of old folks. They won't change from Crest to Colgate no matter what you tell them about the Chinese manufacturers of Crest.

http://www.chron.com... ... 55832.html
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#19 Holden West

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 11:26 PM

Vancouver hit station Z95.3 (94.5 in Victoria), a mainstay since 1991, switched formats at midnight. It's now playing comedy routines until their new format is revealed later this morning.
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 08:40 PM

Where can one find the TV News rating for Victoria? A-Channel used to have horrible ratings vs. Hudson Mack and CH, but now that the Mack has switched teams, I wonder if A-Channel is ahead? I know I switched newscasts.

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