99.1 FM Loses Jazz, Goes Adult Contemporary

A new radio station hit the Winnipeg airwaves January 1 on a familiar frequency.

99.1 FM — in what was formerly 99.1 Groove FM — began playing a lite rock mix of tunes. On their Twitter page, a message read the unnamed station would be officially debuting February 14.

The Corus Entertainment-owned station was recently given approval by the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to drop its money-wasting jazz format and focus on a “mix adult contemporary format.”

A live stream of the station is currently being broadcast on the old Groove FM website.