All-News Format Coming To CIWW-A/Ottawa
October 13, 2010 at 12:06 PM (PT)
ROGERS Oldies CIWW-A (OLDIES 1310)/OTTAWA is turning rumors to reality with a flip to all-News as 1310NEWS. The OTTAWA CITIZEN reports that the change will take place on OCTOBER 18th.
"We're going this route because we see an opportunity in spoken word and with this particular format, so we're very bullish that it's a good way for us to go," ROGERS OTTAWA EVP SCOTT PARSONS told the CITIZEN.
The flip brings the ROGERS all-News formula to OTTAWA; the company has been airing the format on CFTR-A (680NEWS)/TORONTO since 1993, and also carries an all-News format at CKWX-A (NEWS1130)/VANCOUVER and CFFR-A (660NEWS)/CALGARY. It uses a similar brand at News-Talk CKGL-A (570NEWS)/KITCHENER, CJNI (NEWS95.7)/HALIFAX, CHNI (NEWS88.9)/SAINT JOHN, and CKNI (NEWS91.9)/MONCTON, all of which carry talk and sports programming along with blocks of news.