Winnipeg Gets A New Top 40 Today
July 29, 2011 at 6:17 AM (PT)
WINNIPEG, CANADA is getting a new Top 40 station, CFJL (ENERGY 106), at noon TODAY (7/29), reports THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS. "The format was decided after the EVANOV RADIO GROUP received about 1,500 emails from Winnipeggers who responded to requests for suggestions during the station's two month testing period. Its biggest local competition will be HOT 103."
"What we did was put a week of different types of music formats together: a week of soft AC stuff, a week of lounge, country, modern rock and contemporary hit radio and we just asked people throughout the broadcast to let us know what they wanted and if the signal was interfering with anything, as required by the CRTC (CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)," said ENERGY Programming Manager BARRY STEWART.
The station is planning 10,000 songs in a row before rolling out on-air personalities.