CITI-FM

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CITI-FM
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City Winnipeg, Manitoba
Branding 92.1 CITI
Slogan World Class Rock
Frequency 92.1 MHz
First air date April 1, 1978
Format classic-leaning mainstream rock[1]
Audience share Decrease 8.7% - Rank: 4 [2]
ERP 100,000 watts average
140,000 watts peak
HAAT 206.1 meters (676 ft)
Class C
Callsign meaning derived from the word "city"
Former callsigns CKY-FM (1962-1978)
Owner Rogers Media
Sister stations CKY-FM, CHMI-DT
Webcast Listen Live!
Website www.921citi.ca

CITI-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 92.1 FM in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Owned by Rogers Media, the station broadcasts a classic-based rock format branded as 92.1 CITI.

History[edit]

The station was founded in 1962 as CKY-FM, and adopted its current callsign, CITI-FM, on April 1, 1978. The first song played on CITI-FM was Deep Purple's Highway Star.

In the early 1990s, the station was acquired by Rogers Radio, who converted CITI's sister station CKY-AM to the FM band in 2004, and retained the CKY callsign on that station. The station is now adult contemporary.

Formerly North America's most powerful commercial FM station (currently it is WBCT in Grand Rapids, MI; Canada's most powerful FM station is Montreal's CKOI-FM); in 2003 CITI-FM was granted a decrease in effective radiated power from 360,000 (directional) to 140,000 (directional) watts. Its transmitter was then relocated 20 kilometers north of its former site.[3] Some notable announcers through the years at CITI are: Andy Frost,Shadoe Davis, Lamont Hollywood, Howard Mandshein, Cosmo, Gordo Fry, Brother Jake Edwards, Terry Dimonte, Tim "Trucker" Bradley, Terry Klassen, Tom McGouran, Joe Aiello, Larry Updike, and Brian Cook.

On May 17, 2012, the station rebranded itself as "World Class Rock" and began playing more 80's, 90's and 2000's-based rock.

On September 13, 2012, CITI-FM announced that longtime morning show hosts Tom McGouran and Joe Aiello had been let go, and would be replaced with Dave Wheeler, Phil Aubrey and Rena Jae, formerly of rival station CJKR-FM. The latter three, having comprised the morning show of Wheeler In The Morning with Philly and Rena since September 2009, were unable to come to terms on a new contract with CJKR-FM's parent company, Corus Entertainment, and were subsequently approached by Rogers Media, parent company to CITI-FM.

On January 12, 2015, the station's morning show Wheeler in the Morning began to be simulcast on sister City television station CHMI-DT. The simulcast replaced the cancelled Winnipeg version of Breakfast Television. The former Breakfast Television presenters Jenna Khan and Drew Kozub host news and entertainment segments that are shown in place of music programming.[4]

On July 6, 2016, the station rebranded to 92.1 CITI, while all other Rogers classic rock stations switched to "The Rock", Today's Best Rock, Winnipeg and Ottawa were the only stations to keep their call letters with the addition of the complete dial number.

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Coordinates: 49°45′20″N 97°07′53″W / 49.75556°N 97.13139°W / 49.75556; -97.13139