Two Winnipeg radio stations have been acquired by the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, pending CRTC approval.
FAB 94.3 (Bell Media) and QX 104 (Astral) are part of a deal announced Thursday by the broadcaster, which also includes the purchase of Calgary’s Kool FM.
“This is a very important acquisition for our Broadcast Group and, with the approval of this transaction from the CRTC, we will expand our presence in the major markets of Calgary and Winnipeg, which we have been focusing on for some time,” said Rick Arnish, chairman of Kamloops-based Jim Pattison Broadcast Group in a release.
“We are really looking forward to working with and learning from the superb teams at these separate Winnipeg operations as we expand into a new marketplace for our Group.”
FAB 94.3 specializes in hits of the 60s & 70s, while QX 104 carries a country genre. No word on whether the stations will switch formats if the sale is approved.
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