SiriusXM Canada’s 200+ audio channels are now available on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV(4th generation) via the SiriusXM app. Among other features, users can choose from a large library of archived programming on SiriusXM On Demand; set preferences and resume shows from where they left off across their devices.
CFUZPenticton, the online community station operated by not-for-profit Peach City Radio, began streaming live programming at cfuz.caon New Year’s Day, in addition to podcast content, from its studio at the Cannery Trade Centre. The society is working toward establishing an FM signal.
Coast to Coast with George Noory has picked up several new Canadian affiliates. The long-running syndicated program exploring all things paranormal and conspiracy theory is now airing on Roundhouse Radio (CIRH-FM) Vancouver, CFRB-AM Toronto, and CKFR AM 1150 (CKFR-AM) Kelowna (beginning Jan. 15).
The CRTC is renewing Dufferin Communications licence for Z103.5 (CIDC-FM) Orangeville short-term until Aug. 2023, citing non-compliance issues. As of the New Year, the regulator is requiring the station to mention Orangeville in its station IDs and include news relevant to areas within its authorized market, including Orangeville, and not related exclusively to Toronto.
107.5 Beach Radio Vernon has rebranded from KiSS FM, playing the greatest hits of the 80s and 90s and early 2000s, in addition to news, sports and play-by-play coverage of the BCHL Vernon Vipers. The station has also returned to the original CKIB call letters it launched with as an AM in 1947. Over the years, it’s used the call signs CKIS and CKIZ.
CBC Calgary’s Food Bank Blitz Day on Dec. 20 raised more than $1 million and collected 4,270 pounds in food donations. Calgary Eyeopenerhosts David Gray and Angela Knight kicked off the broadcast from the CBC Calgary lobby. The live radiothon continued with The Homestretch and host Doug Dirks, Jenny Howe and local band Son of Ray.
98 the Beach (CFPS-FM) Port Elgin helped raise $60,600 for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation on Dec. 14. The 12-hour Light the Way Radiothon topped its goal for the second year in a row, with the total added to approximately $100,000 raised from the foundation’s annual mail-in campaign.
CHVN-FM Winnipeg’s Be Part of a Story Radiothon raised $100,885. Over three days in mid-December, Adult & Teen Challenge of Central Canada shared stories from their multiple programs. In total this year, CHVN raised $306,157 for Winnipeg service providers and put together 2,584 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
KiSS 102.3 (CKY-FM) and 92.1 CITI FM Winnipeg held their annual Christmas for Kids Radiothon on Dec. 8-9. The broadcast was the most successful to date, raising $116,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.
Sportsnet is launching a new podcast in January. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast, hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman is based on Friedman’s 31 Thoughts news and opinion