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Rock101 updates its look & sound

Rock 101 Vancouver has dropped the “Classic” moniker and gone with simply Rock 101. Also with the freshen up they have added a heap of 90′s tunes to the playlist.
Along with those changes rock 101 has also redesigned their logo, They’ve also gone with new imaging voice by Drake Donovan. The on air line up remains unchanged.



Published on July 15, 2014 at 3:43 pm by Dead Air Dave


July 15, 2014 - 5:12 pm


making room for The Fox to Freshen up, perhaps??

July 15, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Freddy Vales

Do you realize what you just said? Putting Fox and Fresh together in one sentence. I hope this means that will be the closest connection for Corus with regards to 99.3

Ed note: The Branding ‘Fresh’ is owned by Corus Entertainment.

July 15, 2014 - 6:09 pm


Hmmm, a red ball in the logo with a white font, where have I seen that before? Oh yeah, Z95.3 http://www.z953.ca/

July 15, 2014 - 6:10 pm


Wow. The imaging sounds brutally bad.

July 15, 2014 - 6:18 pm


@Anonymous 6:09pm

You mean the red ball that Rock 101 has had for years & years? Idiot.

July 15, 2014 - 10:34 pm


Wow, big yawn here. Such an exciting move. Reminds me of what Q107 in Toronto did

July 16, 2014 - 1:12 am


Still waiting for an all Lawrence Welk format.

July 16, 2014 - 6:26 am

Fill In Guy

The all Lawrence Welk format is where I’m working… sigh….

WOrth a mention: my son found the remote for the radio in my SUV yesterday… he skipped through everything and left it (eventually) on Rock 101… must be doing something right.

July 16, 2014 - 10:02 am


Vancouver still has the worse Rock Radio in the World.
Are for the most part a complete waste.
JACK Forget about it
Are there any others ?

July 16, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Chris V

100% Agree, Vancouver has the worst rock radio in the world. World Famous CFOX? What a joke. Just south of us, in Seattle, they know how to do Rock Radio. KISW is great, playlist wise. KNDD, as well. It would be nice CFOX became a true active rock station, I’m not going to hold my breath. As for Rock 101, not a fan of the new imaging or logo. Have they not seen the new Zed logo? Which is terrible as well. I’m still bitter they let go Graham Hatch.

Overall, I’m not impressed with the Corus cluster in Vancouver. However, JRFM and Docc Andrews specifically, has won me over.

July 16, 2014 - 1:03 pm


JR is doing country the way true CHR should be done. Up tempo sound with strong personalities. Agree on the new Rock101 imaging. The repositioning towards “Greatest Hits” is definitely a reaction to the new LG.

July 16, 2014 - 2:20 pm


I can’t actually believe Rock 101 is reacting to LG 104. They didn’t react when fun-fm was on air. Now they are acting scared over a station that is so far poor sounding with poor rotation and no on air talent. Personally I did see this coming. ROCK 101 was in some trouble in terms of ratings from what I have heard. Something tells me we will see a few 2000′s tracks added then the fox will either jump to a different beat or freshen up. Either way there are more changes coming in the black tower of doom. If the fox goes you will see the peak really blossom into a true modern rock station. Right now Vancouver needs a shakeup. Jack is getting boring and almost predictable. With the change at Rock 101 and potential at the fox for a change I wouldn’t be surprised if Jack makes some moves to more or less pick a direction for there sound. I actually would love to see one of Rogers branded Rock xxx.x stations launch on 96.9. Rock 105.3 in medicine hat and other Alberta cities sounds good. I know I am rambling but I truly believe this is the start of more changes in local radio

July 16, 2014 - 4:46 pm


Agreed about rock radio in Vancouver. Try streaming 94.9 The Rock out of Toronto.

July 16, 2014 - 6:11 pm


I usually stream Rock 94.9 and HTZ-FM 97.7

July 16, 2014 - 7:22 pm


Wow, I am so disappointed! What the hell is going on in Vancouver. ALL the stations seem to suck, and all of them seem to try to be a bit of everything making this city sound like the boring city it truly is! Yet Seattle has many great stations, can’t Vancouver take a cue? The new ID guy sucks and the new logo looks like Zed for crap sakes! No imagination or creativity! I’ve listened to Rock 101 for a long time but this is just stupid. I suppose the music variety will be a bit better though. I’ll still only listen while in the car. At home its Shoutcast Radio.

July 17, 2014 - 7:26 am

Fill In Guy

I don’t think CFMI is reacting to LG… This has been a long time coming. I did some listener music surveys a while back and I’m thinking that has more to do with it than LG… Just a thought.

July 17, 2014 - 10:33 am

A. Michaels

I agree with Fill In Guy. I see this as Corus seeing the same opportunity Newcap sees for a pure “classic hits” station in the market. 101 won’t be able to play Madonna or Michael Jackson, but they’ve got most of the rest of it covered and the advantage of already being a destination frequency. I don’t think it’s much of a stretch from what they were doing, but potentially gives them wider appeal. You have to ask, how much more growth potential was there for pure classic rock in 2014?

July 17, 2014 - 11:46 am

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