CRN - Multiple format changes at Golden West stations

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CRN - Multiple format changes at Golden West stations

Postby Dan Sys » Wed Nov 15, 2023 7:18 am

Golden West has moved their long standing Country formats from AM to FM in Estevan, Swift Current, and Weyburn, while the AM stations in those communities have all flipped to Classic Hits. In Estevan ROCK 106 CKSE is now COUNTRY 106.1, in Swift Current Classic Rock THE EAGLE CIMG is now COUNTRY 94.1, and in Weyburn Variety Hits BIG 106 CHWY is now COUNTRY 106.7. The AM stations appear to have retained their identities.

(thanks to Aaron & Andy for alerting us about these changes)


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Re: CRN - Multiple format changes at Golden West stations

Postby Justaprairieguy » Wed Nov 15, 2023 8:07 am

Wow! That's an unexpected change! Golden West's AM stations have a reputation for never changing their programming... no more, I guess!

It appears Rob Carnie of CHAB/Moose Jaw is now hosting a provinical network show on the AM classic rock stations: CKSW-570, CJSN-1490, CJYM-1330, CFYM-1210, CJSL-1150 and CFSL-1190.

It appears each of theses AM stations have retained their existing identity/slogans.

Here's a music log indicating the final country songs and first classic rock songs on CKSW:

Grew Up On That High Valley 2023-11-15 05:49:01
Tattoos On This Town Jason Aldean 2023-11-15 05:52:01
Raised By A Good Time Steven Lee Olsen 2023-11-15 05:55:01
I'm Gonna Miss Her Brad Paisley 2023-11-15 05:58:01
The Spirit Of Radio Rush 2023-11-15 06:10:01
Mama Let Him Play Doucette 2023-11-15 06:17:01
You're So Vain Carly Simon 2023-11-15 06:23:01
This Time Bryan Adams 2023-11-15 06:27:01

Pretty much the same thing over at CFSL:

Cool About It Meghan Patrick 2023-11-15 05:48:01
John Deere Green Joe Diffie 2023-11-15 05:51:01
Sky Stays This Blue Dallas Smith 2023-11-15 05:56:01
Head Over Boots Jon Pardi 2023-11-15 05:58:01
The Spirit Of Radio Rush 2023-11-15 06:10:01
Mama Let Him Play Doucette 2023-11-15 06:17:01
You're So Vain Carly Simon 2023-11-15 06:25:01
Who Can It Be Now Men At Work 2023-11-15 06:35:01
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Re: CRN - Multiple format changes at Golden West stations

Postby Justaprairieguy » Wed Nov 15, 2023 8:11 am

From Swift Current Online:

Exciting Evolution in Swift Current Radio Scene: Golden West Launches Country 94.1 and Revamps CKSW
Written by Kash Knight Wednesday, Nov 15 2023, 9:22 AM

Today marks a thrilling milestone in Swift Current's radio landscape as Golden West introduces the highly anticipated Country 94.1, ushering in a new era for country music enthusiasts in the region.

Country 94.1 is set to be the go-to station for lovers of the genre, featuring the biggest names in country music. Golden West, known for its commitment to local news and information, assures listeners that Country 94.1 will seamlessly blend the best of country tunes with Swift Current's choice for local news coverage.

Morgan Butler, station manager, expressed her excitement about this new venture, stating, "This is something that our audience has asked for for a very long time. Our listeners are going to be so excited, business owners are going to be excited, and it's something that we are just thrilled about."

Butler's enthusiasm reflects the dedication and passion that Golden West brings to this latest addition to Swift Current's radio offerings.

While Country 94.1 experiences these exciting changes, Golden West is also shaking things up on the CKSW front. This stalwart of local news, sports, and regional voices is undergoing a transformation. CKSW 570 is set to become the home of Saskatchewan's Best Music from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, catering to a broader audience with a diverse range of classic hits.

Rob Carnie, a Saskatchewan radio legend, will be at the helm of CKSW's morning show, bringing his iconic voice and extensive experience to kickstart the day for Swift Current listeners. Barrie Vice will also host the weekday drive home.

Brett Adnum, Chief Operating Officer for Golden West, shared his thoughts on these exciting changes, stating, "When you look around at all the local emerging artists and acts that perform at the fairs and festivals in the area, country is always involved, and its popularity continues to soar. Also, CKSW 570 and CJSN 1490 are evolving to match our listeners with the music they grew up with all while staying committed to our core local news and information unique to Swift Current and southwest Saskatchewan.

"In fact, with these changes, we've been able to add an additional reporter position to deepen our coverage with the blend of local information and the music that reflects the community," he added. "We couldn't be more excited to see the positive impact this will have on southwest Saskatchewan."

Golden West's commitment to providing top-notch local content remains unwavering, and these adjustments reflect their dedication to evolving with the dynamic preferences of their audience.

As Swift Current tunes in to experience the resonating sounds of Country 94.1 and the revamped CKSW 570, it's evident that Golden West continues to be committed to serving the community.
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Re: CRN - Multiple format changes at Golden West stations

Postby Justaprairieguy » Wed Nov 15, 2023 8:14 am

From Discover Weybun:

AM1190 enters new era with legendary Rob Carnie leading the way

Written by Steven Wilson Wednesday, Nov 15 2023, 6:29 AM

AM1190 has been a leading voice in local news, sports and weather for the entire region for decades. Starting this morning, the legacy of AM1190 will continue to grow, but with a slightly different sound. With Saskatchewan radio legend Rob Carnie taking the helm in the mornings, you will continue to hear the local voices that are so important to you, and you will be able to dance and sing along to the greatest hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s as AM1190 offers you Saskatchewan’s Best Music.

AM1190 will be part of our Golden West AM radio network,” explained Cameron Birnie, the station manager in Weyburn, and the Golden West regional manager. “Golden West has AM stations in Weyburn, along with Estevan, Moose Jaw, Sift Current, Kindersley, Rosetown and Shaunavon, and we’re excited to be playing the greatest hits of all time on AM1190.”

AM1190 is evolving to match our listeners with the music they grew up with, all while staying committed to our core – local news and information unique to Weyburn and southeast Saskatchewan,” added Brett Adnum, the chief operating officer of Golden West.

The changes on the radio are also making it easier for us to be able to tell the stories of our community.

“With these changes, we’ve been able to add an additional reporter position to deepen our coverage,” Adnum continued. “With the blend of local information and the music that reflects the community, we couldn’t be more excited to see the positive impact this will have on southeast Saskatchewan.”

The changes on AM1190 aren't the only ones happening on Weyburn radio.

Country 106.7 officially launched this morning as well.
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Re: CRN - Multiple format changes at Golden West stations

Postby Justaprairieguy » Wed Nov 15, 2023 8:18 am

From Discover Estevan Online:

Country 106 unveiled: Estevan's new anthem of local music
Written by Staff Wednesday, Nov 15 2023, 6:05 AM

Wednesday, November 15 marks an exciting change to radio in Estevan and the surrounding area.

The popularity of country music continues to grow, and the genre, growing bigger than ever, reigns supreme. Today, Golden West in Estevan is excited to unveil the new Country 106.1.

"Country music is a red-hot format across Saskatchewan, and there's a massive appetite for the genre in the southeast," said Golden West's program director in Estevan, Andrew McCormack. "We're listening to what the community wants, and that's country music on the FM dial."

"I think this is a terrific time for the community of Estevan and all of southeast Saskatchewan," added Brett Adnum, the chief operating officer of Golden West. "When you look around at all the local, emerging artists and acts that perform at the fairs and the festivals in the area, country is always involved and its popularity continues to soar."

"It's super exciting for our community, especially not just in our community, but in southeast Saskatchewan," said Golden West Estevan's sales manager Hannah Battersby. "Our roots are in country and we have a lot of country listenership here in our communities and country is just a big thing. So we're excited to have country on an FM radio station here in Estevan and for southeast Saskatchewan."

The change on the FM dial isn’t the only one being made this morning.

CJ 1150 will now feature the best hits of the 70s, 80s, and 90s, as it joins the Golden West AM Network.

What won't change is Golden West's commitment to the community and remaining the leader in local news, local sports, community events, and local voices, on the exciting new Country 106 and CJ 1150.
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Re: CRN - Multiple format changes at Golden West stations

Postby Justaprairieguy » Wed Nov 15, 2023 8:35 am

From Discover Moose Jaw Online:

Rob Carnie in the Morning goes provincial
Written by Discover Moose Jaw Staff Wednesday, Nov 15 2023, 7:01 AM

800 CHAB has been heard in southern Saskatchewan for over 100 years sharing the stories of Moose Javians and Saskatchewanians.

Over the years, things have changed. The personalities, the music but the one constant of the past 36 years has been Rob Carnie.

Rob has been a reporter, the voice of the Warriors, our news director, and most recently waking you up on the 800 CHAB morning show.

Today, we are proud to announce Rob Carnie is expanding his reach. “Rob Carnie in the Morning” will now be heard Monday to Friday on 800 CHAB, CKSW 570 (Swift Current), CJSN 1490 (Shaunavon), CJ 1150 (Estevan), AM 1190 (Weyburn), 1210 CFYM (Kindersley) and 1330 CJYM (Rosetown).

"Well, it's a terrific time for the community of Moose Jaw and all of Southern Saskatchewan," said Brett Adnum, COO of Golden West.

“Rob Carnie in the Morning” will strive to reflect what is happening in Saskatchewan featuring insightful interviews with the movers and shakers of the province, great conversation with local listeners and amazing stories of the songs you’re listening to.

You can call or text “Rob Carnie in the Morning” too! The number to call or text is 306-693-8000.
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