Halifax Listeners Adjusting to Two New Radio Formats

Halifax Broadcasting Inc.’s Rock 105 has left its rock moniker behind. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, it became The Jewel 105, which now offers a soft adult contemporary playlist. That leaves just one commercial station of 10, Q104—which bills itself as the Home of Rock n’ Roll—to blast AC/DC, Pink Floyd and Guns N’ Roses across the city.

Halifax radio is changing its sound again, with both 105.1 and 96.5 FM moving towards a more lighter rock sound.  (PHILIP CROUCHER/STARMETRO). 
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Reaction was mixed, with many expressing disappointment over the disappearance of Rock 105 in favour of lighter hits. On Twitter, @matthfx called it “a sad day for Halifax radio.” Another tweeted that they thought they had mixed up the buttons on their radio.

A quick sampling of the Jewel 105 playlist on Wednesday included songs from Jimmy Buffett, Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Air Supply, Santana and The Supremes.

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Published on January 17, 2019 at 9:36 am by boredop

Comments

January 18, 2019 - 7:00 am

Rob

The interesting point that wasn’t brought up was how the 36% can con will effect these formats.

Here are some of the can con gems the Jewel played Wednesday.,

CARRY ME – STAMPEDERS
LOOKIN’ OUT FOR # 1 – BTO
HEAVY LOVE – SERENA RYDER
GOOD FRIENDS – THE POPPY FAMILY
ONE MAN WOMAN – ONE WOMAN MAN – PAUL ANKA With ODIA COATES
SURVIVAL – MARC JORDAN

While a sample of Stingray gives you;

CHILLIWACK – CALIFORNIA GIRL
COOPER BROTHERS – THE DREAM NEVER DIES
TROOPER – TWO FOR THE SHOW
BARENAKED LADIES – IF I HAD $1,000,00
JEFF HEALEY BAND – ANGEL EYES

The popular BREEZE in the states only has to play the Jimmy Buffett, Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Air Supply, Santana and The Supremes songs.


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