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.
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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