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  • Latest station on Calgary's radio dial replaces country twang with 24-hour jokes

    "Come September, Calgary radio station 1060AM will make the jump from yahoos to yuck yucks.

    As of the 12th, the radio station will pack in its classic country tunes and re-brand itself as Funny 1060AM, featuring stand-up comedy 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Bell Media Radio Calgary’s brand director Ross MacLeod said the goal is a laugh a minute, as well as some of the familiar content listeners expect from their station of choice."

    I used to listen to 1060 at night when I was in Grande Prairie when they had a "music of your life" format. They used to play a lot of little played stuff from the 40s through 60s. Hated it when they flipped to a classic country format. There are rumours that 1060 could become a TSN outlet but there's no indication of that. So, hook up a wire to the old tube radio and try to get some laughs through the headphones.

    http://www.calgarysun.com/2013/08/12...-24-hour-jokes

    http://www.radiowest.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13751

  • #2
    Well, it's gotta beat the current crop of mainstream radio that just continues to dumb itself down with nothing more than sexual innuendos, lewd jokes and the same crap day in day out.
    Time spent in the Rockies is never deducted from the rest of your life

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    • #3
      I would like to see something like the time 100.3 FM flipped from CKXM (I believe) to CKBR "The BEAR". The several weeks they were cranking out the humour and weird songs was the highlight of that summer of '92.

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      • #4
        LOL I'll admit I was a fan of Scruff Connors at 18 years of age in 92, I think the Bear was officially launched in September.
        Time spent in the Rockies is never deducted from the rest of your life

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        • #5
          Wish I had spent a few bucks on cassettes and recorded several hours worth.

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          • #6
            Looks like it'll be a sister format to CHAM 820 (Funny 820): http://www.funny820.com/ . Someone on the RadioWest forum mentioned the repetitiveness of that station. Can't see why the repetition, considering that something like The Comedy Network has hundreds of hours of standup. Add in vocal sketch comedy, bloopers, songs, old radio programs and whatever else, there's no need for repetition.

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