G 98.7 Debuts In Toronto
October 5, 2011 at 4:59 PM (PT)
FITZROY GORDON's INTERCITY BROADCASTING has launched Urban/World Music CKFG (G 98.7)/TORONTO. The station is programming a mix of Urban, Reggae, Soca, Worldbeat, Gospel, and Smooth Jazz music, running jockless for the next few weeks during signal testing. Regular programming, including some news and talk programs, will start next month.
GORDON, the President & CEO as well as Station Manager, said, “The birth of this station has been more than 10 years in the making. I have always been surprised and disappointed that a city as diverse as TORONTO has not had a commercial radio station dedicated full-time to delivering Black and Caribbean music, news and talk programming to its population. The disappointment has turned to joy, and the time has finally come to show TORONTO ‘the way we groove!’”
“The focus now turns to rounding out the station staff, bringing advertisers on board, finessing the programming schedule, and preparing our full station web site,” GORDON added. “There is much to be done before full programming begins, but for now, we encourage all radio listeners in the TORONTO area to tune in and turn up our soulful and rhythmic playlist.”
On board are former crosstown CFXJ (FLOW 93.5)/TORONTO PD WAYNE WILLIAMS as PD,; Market veteran ROGER DEY as Music Director; JAI OJAH-MAHARAJ as Director of News & Community Programs; and ANDREW CRAIG as Production Manager.