Brandon, MB – Interlake Broadcast Group has announced that a new on-line radio station will launch in Brandon early next month. The overall focus of this radio station will be community based, with a music format driven by Light Rock-Adult Contemporary music hits of today as well as spanning the last 30 years.
CHANNEL 1 is a new and exciting concept for Brandon and the Westman area. “It’s a station that is missing right now in the Brandon market. We’re going to run hourly news, sports and weather throughout the workday, and we’ll always play the top Adult Contemporary songs and better adult hits,” said Interlake Broadcast President Ray Walker.
The new station becomes the second on-line property in the company’s 13-year history. BIG FM was Interlake’s first venture. That station, dedicated to sports broadcasts and modern rock music, was on-line for 10 years between 2005 and 2015, winning recognition in 2009 as “Canada’s Most Listened To Internet Radio Station”. First launched in Selkirk, it was re-located to Souris in 2010.
In order for CHANNEL 1 to be a success, local business leaders have had a very positive response to date. The station will only have room for 12 business partners, and it is hoped that they will all be secured before the launch in June.
Walker is no stranger to radio listeners in Brandon, he celebrates 30 years in broadcasting in September, a career that started right here in Brandon at CKX Radio.