Bell Media Rebrands 10 Canadian Radio Stations as ‘Move’ Across the Country

Before capping off the year, Bell Media has rebranded 10 Canadian radio stations across the country as ‘Move’.

Bell Media has been aggressive in its mission to consolidate its stations nationwide. Recently, Bell Media consolidated its Contemporary Hit Radio and Country Outlets as ‘Virgin Radio’ and ‘Pure Country’. Now, 10 stations spanning across the entire country have been consolidated and rebranded under the ‘Move’ umbrella. This will also see a transition from Adult Contemporary music to Hot Adult Contemporary on the ‘Move’ stations. Bell Media’s ‘Move’ is now being branded as “Today’s Best Variety”.

According to YGK News, the following stations have been rebranded:

  • AC “103.5 QM-FM” CHQM Vancouver to “Move 103.5“
  • AC ‘101.5 EZ Rock” CILK Kelowna BC to “Move 101.5“
  • CHR “97.1 Sun-FM” CJMG Penticton BC to “Move 97.1“
  • AC “Majic 100.3” CJMJ Ottawa ON to “Move 100.3“
  • CIBX “106.9 Capital-FM” Fredericton NB to “Move 106.9”
  • AC “105.7 EZ Rock” CHRE St. Catharines ON to “Move 105.7“
  • CHR “Energy 99.7″ CKPT Peterborough ON to “Move 99.7”
  • Hot AC “98.3 Fly-FM” CFLY Kingston ON to “Move 98.3“
  • AC “104.9 JR-FM” CFJR Brockville ON to “Move 104.9“
  • Hot AC “C100” CIOO Halifax to “Move 100.1“

In regards to the station’s shows themselves, most will stay the same with regular hosts returning in the new year. In the case of Kingston’s now ‘Move 98.3’, the station posted on Twitter that the hosts would be returning under the rebrand on January 4th.

Rogers Sports & Media has done a similar consolidation with many of their stations transitioned to include the verbiage ‘Jack’, ‘Kiss’, ‘Country’, and ‘The Fan’.