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Vista Radio strengthens presence in BC acquiring Bell radio stations

Vista Radio, an independent media company with 51 radio stations across Canada,  has agreed to purchase 21 Bell Media radio stations along with an additional 27 regional repeater transmitters in British Columbia on Thursday.

The stations include all Bell Media properties in the province located along the Interior, Northeast and North Coast regions.

(Vista Radio owns 103.5 The Bridge in Nelson, Juice FM stations in Creston and Grand Forks, 107.5 Today FM in Cranbrook, and 99.3 The Goat in Castlegar.)

“We look forward to bringing the very talented people and these incredible stations into Vista Radio that aligns extremely well with our own for so many reasons,” said Bryan Edwards, President of Vista Radio.

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“We know the current staff share our commitment to local programming, news, economy, and community service. This formula is why Vista’s growth is exponential and positions us as the ideal steward for these frequencies and their digital presence. We are confident adding these stations to our own will make every one of our markets stronger and serve British Columbia even better than before”.

The list of acquired stations are as follows:

  • CHOR, Summerland, B.C.
  • CJAT, Trail, B.C.
  • CKKC, Nelson, B.C.
  • CKGR, Golden, B.C.
  • CKXR, Salmon Arm, B.C.
  • CKCR, Revelstoke, B.C.
  • CJMG, Penticton, B.C.
  • CKOR, Penticton, B.C.
  • CJOR, Osoyoos, B.C.
  • CICF, Vernon, B.C.
  • CHSU, Kelowna, B.C.
  • CILK, Kelowna, B.C.
  • CKFR, Kelowna, B.C.
  • CKNL, Fort St. John, B.C.
  • CHRX, Fort St. John, B.C.
  • CJDC, Dawson Creek, B.C.
  • CKRX, Fort Nelson, B.C.
  • CFTK, Terrace, B.C.
  • CJFW, Terrace, B.C.
  • CHTK, Prince Rupert, B.C.

The transaction is pending CRTC approval.

Vista Radio, Canada’s most locally focused media company with an independent network of 51 radio stations and 38 digital properties in three provinces and the Northwest Territories, today announced that it has entered
into an agreement to purchase 21 Bell Media radio stations which includes an additional 27
regional repeater transmitters in British Columbia.

 

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