CKNG-FM

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CKNG-FM
City of license Edmonton, Alberta
Branding 92.5 Fresh Radio
Slogan Love The Music
Frequency 92.5 MHz (FM)
First air date January, 2004
Format Hot AC
ERP 97,000 watts
HAAT 200.3 meters (657 ft)
Class C
Transmitter coordinates 53°27′47″N 113°20′6.5″W / 53.46306°N 113.335139°W / 53.46306; -113.335139Coordinates: 53°29′26″N 113°26′55″W / 53.49056°N 113.44861°W / 53.49056; -113.44861 (92.5 Joe FM)
Owner Corus Entertainment
(Corus Premium Television Ltd.)
Sister stations CHED, CHQT, CISN-FM
Website www.925freshradio.ca

CKNG-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 92.5 FM in Edmonton, Alberta. The station plays a hot adult contemporary format branded on-air as 92.5 Fresh Radio. CKNG's studios are located on 84th Street in downtown Edmonton, while its transmitter is located near Anthony Henday Drive in eastern Edmonton. The station is owned by Corus Entertainment which also owns other Corus radio stations across Canada.

Since Corus's other adult hits station CJDV-FM in Kitchener, Ontario flipped to mainstream rock, CKNG-FM was the only adult hits station owned by Corus radio until 2011, when CHAY-FM (which had been re-branded as "Fresh Radio" in May 2015) flipped from adult contemporary to adult hits.

CKNG was the ninth most listened to radio station in the Edmonton market in the fall of 2008[1] but as of fall 2012, the station is ranked twelfth with a 3.3 percent share.[2]

For the 2013 winter season, CKNG was the tenth most listened to radio station with a 5.1% share.[3]

Logo used from January 2013 to February 2015

History[edit]

The station launched in 1982 as CJAX-FM,[4] later changing its call letters to CKNG-FM. By 1991, CKNG-FM became Power 92, a contemporary hit radio station, starting the top 40 format with The Power by Snap. The station retired its longtime top 40 format in June 2003, and became a hot adult contemporary station as Power 92.5. After seven months as a hot AC station, the station flipped to adult hits branded as 92.5 Joe FM taking the format from sister station CHQT, which returned to oldies. The last song on "Power 92.5" was The Power by Snap! (Which was also the first song under the station's top 40 Power 92 era). The station then stunted for an hour with classic TV songs before "Joe FM" launched at 5 PM, with the first song Good Times Roll by The Cars.

Logo used from 2010 to 2012 as Joe FM

On January 9, 2013, at Noon,[5] CKNG flipped back to Hot AC, branded as "925 Fresh FM". Joe FM's last song was Hotel California by The Eagles while the first song on Fresh FM was Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars, as a result of the format change back to Hot AC, CKNG-FM became the third Corus radio station to adopt the "Fresh FM"branding.

On October 1, 2014, the station began promoting itself as 92.5 Fresh Radio, and formally changed to that branding on February 13, 2015 as part of Corus's national relaunch of the "Fresh FM" branding.

On-air personalities[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Dani Rohs - Weekday morning co-host of the Fresh Mornings show from 5:30 am to 9:00 am
  • Jay Hat - Weekday morning co-host of the Fresh Mornings show from 5:30 am to 9:00 am
  • Crystal Darche - Midday weekday host of the All Music Work Day show, on the air from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Stacy Woodward - morning traffic
  • Jackie Jeffrey - fill-in on-air host and morning traffic
  • Paul O'Neil - music director and fill-in DJ for Fresh Radio/CISN
  • Stephen Keppler - Afternoon weekday host from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Amanda Propp - Weekday evening host from 7:00 pm to 12:00 am
  • Andrea Taylor - Weekend host from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, and 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday
  • Scott Hackman - fill-in on-air host
  • Non-Stop Saturday Night - 6:00 pm to 12:00 am
  • Love Guru with Deb Macleod - weekdays

[6][7]

Former[edit]

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBM Canada Top-line Radio Statistics S4 2008" (PDF). BBM Canada. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 2, 2008. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "PPM Top-line Radio Statistics: Edmonton CMA (August 27-November 25, 2012)" (PDF). BBM Canada. December 6, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ "PPM Top-line Radio Statistics: Edmonton CMA (November 25, 2013-February 23, 2014)" (PDF). BBM Canada. March 6, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ Marty Forbes, Built right - from the ground up - great radio stations last a long time!, April 13, 2012. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  5. ^ Edmonton’s JOE FM flips to FRESH FM from Radio West / Canadian Radio News, January 9, 2013
  6. ^ "On Air". Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Crystal Darche Leaves Vancouver for Middays on FRESH Radio 92.5 Edmonton". Puget Sound Radio. June 11, 2015. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 

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