96.3 Capital FM is an online radio station broadcasting from Edmonton, Alberta. Here providing Classic Rock, Hits music. This station is popular for 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s including the Beatles, The Mamas and the Papas, and Fleetwood Mac., music collections. Capital FM is currently ranked #4 in the Edmonton market according to the Fall 2014 Numerous data report.
The station is owned by Newcap Broadcasting, and currently broadcasts a classic hits format branded on-air as Capital 96.3.
Slogan: “60s, 70s, 80s – Edmonton’s Greatest Hits”
- City: Edmonton, Alberta
- Broadcast area: Edmonton Capital Region
- Branding: Capital 96.3
- Frequency: 96.3 MHz (FM)
- Genres: Classic Hits
- First air date: November 15, 1979
- Format: Classic hits and Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
- Owner: Newcap Radio
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The basic genre of Capital FM is Classic Hits. First air date of this station was November 15, 1979. The Network that uses this station is Newcap Broadcasting.
On April 17, 1979, CFCW Limited, owner of CFCW in Camrose, received approval to operate a new FM station in Edmonton. On January 13, 1995, the station adopted the name “Mix 96”, and shifted to a hot adult contemporary format.
Following the transition of Power 92 to the hot AC formatted “Power 92.5” in June 2003, the station shifted to CHR and adopted the slogan “Edmonton’s Only Hit Music Station”, which (after Power 92 changed to adult hits) changed to “Edmonton’s #1 Hit Music Station”.
On March 28, 2008, at 3 PM, CKRA changed formats again, this time moving from country to classic hits as “96.3 Capital FM”. The final song on “Big Earl” was “Goodbye Earl” by the Dixie Chicks. Capital FM’s playlist concentrates on artists from the 1960s, 70s, and early 80s, including The Beatles, The Mamas & the Papas, and Fleetwood Mac.
In February 2018, Rob Christie announced he was retiring after more than 45 years in the business. Over the years, the Capital FM morning host had worked for CKXL Calgary, CKGM Montreal, CHED Edmonton, CKFM Toronto, CTV Vancouver, CKKS/CKLG-FM Vancouver, CJAQ Toronto, and CHMC Edmonton.
- January (Friday) 13, 1995: K-Lite became Mix 96
- August 2002: Mix 96 became 96.3 The Mix
- February 24, 2003: 96.3 The Mix became 96X
- December 12, 2005: 96X became Big Earl 96point3
- March 28, 2008: Big Earl 96point3 became 96.3 Capital FM
- Morning Show: Sean Burke
- Middays: Jake Taylor
- Drive Show: Shane Michaels
- Evenings: Matt Storey
- Weekend Miornings: Karl Douglas
- Weekend Afternoons: James “JT” Taylor
Capital 96.3 Staff:
- Program Director: Al Tompson
- Promotions Director: Brent Shelton
- Retail Sales Manager: Paul Turner
- General Sales Manager: Kelly Walter
- General Manager: Mark Maheu
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Address: 2394 West Edmonton Mall (Entrance 55); 8882 – 170 Street; Edmonton, Alberta.
Phone: +1 780-451-8096, +1 780-437-4996
Fax: +1 780-435-0844
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