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Kelowna Newspaper Launches Digital Radio Station


‘Daily Courier’ Internet Station Debuts Monday


This newspaper is getting into the radio business.

Okanagan Valley Newspaper Group — publisher of The Okanagan Weekend, The Daily Courier in Kelowna, Penticton Herald, Courier Extra and Herald Extra papers — is preparing to launch on Monday at 9 a.m.

For the first two weeks, the station is to broadcast 9 to 11 a.m. Monday to Friday with a sample of upcoming shows.

Good Morning Okanagan will be produced and hosted by veteran radio personality Allan Holender, who ran digital oldies and jazz station Peachland Radio from 2013 to 2015.

Programming will include yet-to-be announced talk shows and oldies and jazz music.

By the second weekend, will be broadcasting around the clock Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. By the end of September, the station will be going 24/7.

The basic website will be live Monday morning for you to start listening on your computer, laptop or smartphone.

An app for your smartphone and other content will be added over the next couple of weeks.

“Canadians are listening to digital radio more than ever before, whether they are listening at home or commuting to work,” said Okanagan Valley Newspaper Group general manager Edward Kennedy.

“Through OkanaganValley, we will provide our listeners with a home base for high-quality audio content.



  1. Might be something to think about for the Sun-Province. They have some pretty good radio people with Smythe, Botchford, etc. As long as a station can get on tunein they can get on Alexa, smartphones, internet radios, laptops. tablets.

  2. This is all about competing with which is eating the Courier’s lunch when it comes to being a source of news in the Okanagan. Castanet already operates the Okanagan Oldies radio station and supplies news to it throughout the day.

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