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New comedy format for Calgary’s classic country radio station
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Ryan White, CTV Calgary
Published Tuesday, August 13, 2013 11:58AM MDT
Country fans may receive an unexpected surprise on the morning of Thursday, September 12, when AM 1060 replaces its playlist of George Straight, Willie Nelson and Anne Murray classics with ‘an all-comedy, all-the-time’ format.
The station will debut with a bang, as Tracy Morgan, star of 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live, will take to the air as part of Funny 1060AM’s first weekend. In addition to his Funny 1060AM appearance, Morgan has scheduled several performances at The Laugh Shop in Calgary from September 12 – 14.
Funny 1060AM will feature recordings from some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy including Louis C.K., Bill Hicks, Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle, Jerry Seinfeld, George Carlin, Ellen DeGeneres and Sarah Silverman.
“Our goal is to deliver a laugh a minute, and we’ll be able to do this every minute of every day!,” says Ross MacLeod, Brand Director, Bell Media Radio Calgary. “In between non-stop laughs, Funny 1060AM will offer live weather and traffic updates to help make the daily commute smooth for our listeners. We are excited to give Calgary something truly unique on the dial, and look forward to becoming Calgary’s go-to station for the best stand-up performances from around the world.”
“Hell, we might just become Calgary’s second favourite radio station.”
Bell Media is the parent company of both CTV Calgary and Bell Media Radio Calgary.