The radio situation in Vancouver has been slightly lacking over the years, especially when you compare it to other major markets across North America that have more than one station of each genre on their dials.
An example of this is the rock station in town, which although is ever-changing its approach to rock and roll, has unfortunately settled on a mostly Nickelback and AC/DC format. Mind you this is better than listening to Britney Spears 10 times a day, but I digress. This leaves fans of sweet alternative tunes like myself in search of alternate music source thus moving me away from the traditional dial and toward podcasts, internet radio, or some of our pretty great college stations like Evolution 107.9, CiTR or CJSF.
However, just a few weeks ago 100.5 was unleashed and The Peak FM was born.
The Peak will be an ADULT ALTERNATIVE music intensive radio station that will be putting a huge emphasis on new and emerging artists with a secondary focus on alternative music from the 80’s & 90’s. It’s the only place you’ll hear the hottest rock, acoustic, folk, world beats and much more, all on one station – setting a new standard for great music in Vancouver.
DJ’s will be mature, articulate and professional – never wasting your time with useless banter and chatter – information and news will cover everything from local arts and environmental issues to gastronomical interests and the local music scene. [Puget Sound Radio]
The Peak is also a member of the Pattison Broadcast Group and our pal Raj from Urban Mixer was there in November for the launch party. Since then they have impressed listeners with interesting content offerings such as the EcoZone and spending time at the UGM.
Here’s hoping they can keep doing what they’re doing and grow from here because entertaining my ears with the likes of The Weakerthans, Death Cab for Cutie, Metric, Spoon, and Ben Folds all in one sitting is something I can truly live with.