CRTC Approves Evanov Radio Group's FM Station in Ottawa


The CRTC announced today that it has approved the application by CKMW Radio Ltd. to operate an Adult Standards/Easy Listening FM Radio Station in Ottawa. The Jewel will be on frequency 98.5 MHz (channel 203B) with an effective radiated power of 2,961 watts.

The station will provide the Ottawa Market with a much needed range of musical styles including crooners, standards, ballads, love songs and contemporary hits drawn from current and past musical eras. It will be targeted to the 35+ plus audience.

"We are honored to serve the 35+ radio listeners in the Ottawa CMA, a group that is underserved in that market and provide them with a wide array of music genres. There is a significant demand among older adults in the Ottawa area for a radio station that meets their needs. In a survey we commissioned, 61% of respondents stated they would 'definitely' or 'probably' listen to a station such as "The Jewel". Our company is committed to the success of this exciting new venture", said Bill Evanov, President and CEO of Evanov Radio Group Inc.

Ms. Ky Joseph and Ms. Carmela Laurignano senior managers with the "Evanov Radio Group", a progressive company that actively encourages and promotes women and minorities, are also shareholders in the new venture.

The Jewel will be a welcomed addition to the Evanov Radio Group which owns and operates Toronto area sister stations: CIDC-FM (Z103.5); CKDX-FM (Foxy 88.5); and CIAO (AM530); and their newest station CKHZ-FM (Z103.5 ) in Halifax which is expected to go on-air in the Fall of 2005.

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