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NEWS 1130 is becoming CityNews Vancouver

Postby radiofan » Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:47 pm

NEWS 1130 is becoming CityNews Vancouver
BY NEWS STAFF Posted Jun 4, 2021 5:30 am PDT Last Updated Jun 4, 2021 at 7:29 am PDT


VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It’ll be the same great content, under another familiar name.

NEWS 1130, along with Rogers Sports & Media’s other news radio stations, will rebrand under CityNews in the fall.

This is a name change only, and loyal listeners will continue to receive the same content from NEWS 1130 (Vancouver), 680 NEWS (Toronto), 660 NEWS (Calgary), NEWS 95.7 (Halifax), and 570 NEWS (Kitchener). This includes the latest news, traffic and weather, along with the same beloved local on-air personalities.

“Putting our incredible team and all of our resources behind one brand will help to strongly convey who we are to audiences and advertisers, plus it gives us the opportunity to produce more content for social and digital to better serve each community,” said Julie Adam, Senior Vice President of News and Entertainment at Rogers Sports & Media.


“News plays a pivotal role in our organization, providing an essential service for Canadians and we’re excited to make this move to cement our investment in local news. I am so proud of our News team and grateful for everything they do.”

In December 2020, Rogers announced a similar rebrand of 1310 NEWS in Ottawa, which became CityNews Ottawa & The Valley, as two local news websites merged into one.

“Combining our award-winning news teams builds on the strength and reputation of stations like NEWS 1130 and shows our deep commitment to continue delivering the best news to audiences, on any platform, simplifying the choice for consumers with one brand offer,” said Dave Budge, Vice President of News and Information at Rogers Sports & Media.

As part of the rebrand, CityNews will launch a centralized website and app where users can find their local news for Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Halifax, and Kitchener.

NEWS 1130 first launched in 1996.

https://www.citynews1130.com/2021/06/04 ... vancouver/
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Re: NEWS 1130 is becoming CityNews Vancouver

Postby albertaboy4life » Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:43 pm

Change in Calgary too for 660 News -

https://www.660citynews.com/2021/06/04/ ... s-calgary/
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Re: NEWS 1130 is becoming CityNews Vancouver

Postby Howaboutthat » Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:23 am

They should drop the 'News' part altogether as more than half of every 30 minutes seems to be entertainment oriented. It's no wonder they can't get out of the 4 share area.
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Re: NEWS 1130 is becoming CityNews Vancouver

Postby crs » Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:07 am

Same great content? Yeah, we'll be the judge of that :tail
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Re: NEWS 1130 is becoming CityNews Vancouver

Postby radioman » Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:15 pm

CityNews, eh? So does that mean they only report local Vancouver area items with the obligatory lost dog of the day story?

Where's the regional, national and international coverage? Or is that too much to ask of uninformed news readers who sometimes have trouble correctly pronouncing the names of persons or places located at a distance from Vancouver?

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Re: NEWS 1130 is becoming CityNews Vancouver

Postby Jim Walters » Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:20 pm

Maybe the name City News means something in Toronto. Has City TV ever been more than a minor blip on the radar in Vancouver or Calgary? News 1130 is quite well established after 25 years.

I guess this will give them more room to cut staff and they'll be able to do nothing but generic stories all with a "John Smith, City News" tagline, regardless of where they are. Brilliant. Being as they are so focused on entertainment news these days, perhaps the Morning Shows on each station will be referred to as Breakfast Radio. If this network crap they now do in the evenings and overnights is what things will sound like, look for more ratings drops.

This is similar to what Corus did with rebranding all their long time News/Talk stations with the Global name. Most people I know (and some that work in the NW/Global newsroom) still refer to it as BCTV. In Calgary, the Global TV station is
still referred to as 2&7.

Likewise with Bell renaming QM-FM a few months ago.

Funny, all these decisions come from pin heads in Toronto that know nothing about heritage major market stations.
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Re: NEWS 1130 is becoming CityNews Vancouver

Postby Just sayin' » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:38 am

Get the kids to chase a few fire trucks, the usual animal stories, then a couple of national and international clips followed by some 'celebrity' gossip, all intertwined with nothing but other network show promos, and voila, you have a 'newscast.' Same great content...
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Re: NEWS 1130 is becoming CityNews Vancouver

Postby WheresFredTaylor » Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:37 am

Jim Walters wrote:Funny, all these decisions come from pin heads in Toronto that know nothing about heritage major market stations.


Bad take. The world is becoming more corporate and this is about creating a bigger brand. I'm sure they are well aware of the heritage name that was News 1130. But my guess is this won't make much of a difference to local listeners and anyone who's in Vancouver will recognize the City brand.
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Re: NEWS 1130 is becoming CityNews Vancouver

Postby Aaron » Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:40 pm

Jim Walters wrote:
Likewise with Bell renaming QM-FM a few months ago.

Funny, all these decisions come from pin heads in Toronto that know nothing about heritage major market stations.


Oddly enough, in the "MOVE" re-brand, they left heritage major market (Toronto) station CHUM-FM out. Funny how that works.
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