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 100,000 watts
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 Radio)
Sister stations CHED, CHQT, CISN-FM
Website 92.5 Fresh Radio

CKNG-FM, broadcasting at 92.5 FM, is a radio station in Edmonton, Alberta. The station plays an Hot AC format branded as Fresh Radio. CKNG's studios are on 84th Street in downtown Edmonton, while its transmitter is located near Anthony Henday Drive in eastern Edmonton.

Since Corus's other adult hits station in Kitchener, Ontario flipped to mainstream rock, CKNG-FM was the only adult hits station owned by Corus until 2011, when CHAY-FM flipped from adult contemporary to adult hits.

CKNG is owned by Corus Entertainment and has previously been known as Power 92, when they had the popular "phrase that pays" of "Power 92 plays today's best music, now show me my money!" Power 92 was the top listened-to FM station in Edmonton during its existence. When Corus bought CKNG, they rebranded the station. With the rebranding, it was changed to simply "I listen to Joe".

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 station with a 5.1% share.[3]

Logo used from January 2013 to February 2015

History[edit]

The station launched 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 radio station as Power 92.5. After seven months as a hot AC station, the station flipped to adult hits, taking the format from sister station CHQT, which returned to oldies. The last song on "Power" was The Power by Snap! (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, launching with 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".

On October 1, 2014, the station began promoting itself as 925 Fresh Radio, and formally changed to that name on February 13, 2015.

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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