Dawg FM Ottawa frequency swap





Update about the change: it has been delayed 7 days. The change is now happening on August 26 at 7pm.

 Friday August 26 at 7pm 101.9 Dawg FM Ottawa is going to slide over to 101.7 and CHIP a community radio station based in Fort Coulonge, Quebec, which is 90km northwest of Gatineau, will move to 101.9. 


Also earlier this year the CRTC removed the 20% requirements to broadcast Canadian jazz and blues. Dawg is also licensed as a mainstream station and not specialty so that means they can change formats which I expect will also happen this Friday. Midday host Patricia Lever and afternoon host Geoff Hunter have been let go as a result.



Darryl Kornicky



Darryl Kornicky prev of BOB FM has been hired so far in preparation of expected changes.

Read more about CHIP-FM frequency change here and here

Published on August 16, 2016 at 11:17 am by Brian Cook


August 16, 2016 - 1:11 pm


While I’ve always admired Evanov for their outside-the-box music formats, this station was seriously signal-challenged! I’ve visited gatineau twice since the launch, both times looking forward to tuning it in, only to be disappointed by the overpowering static. Niche formats like this have trouble enough as is. Hopefully the move will result in a signal boost for the Ottawa/Gatineau region.

August 16, 2016 - 1:39 pm


…except it’s not an Evanov station, unless it changed hands very recently. Evanov in Ottawa is a Jewel station.

August 16, 2016 - 4:02 pm


Although… I wouldn’t be surprised to hear Torres selling to Evanov in the future.

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