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OV 103.9 ‘That 70s Station’ debuts in Kelowna

CKOV was the first radio station in the Okanagan Valley, launched in 1931
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Paying homage to an Okanagan Valley original, Kelowna’s OV103.9 debuted today (Apr. 2).

CKOV was the first radio station in the Okanagan Valley, launched in 1931. For the past few years, the station was 103.9 The Lake.

General Manager Karl Johnston says the change from The Lake to OV103.9 followed extensive research and conversations with listeners.

“We’ve built the new OV103.9 to satisfy the over-50 demo in the Valley with music they remember. Listeners told us they wanted to hear big hits, a big music library, and hourly local news and community information.”

“That ‘70s Station” will play favourite songs from the ‘70s, including Elton John, Chicago, ABBA, the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac; and some from the ‘60s, including Simon & Garfunkel, the Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, and of course, the Beatles,” it states on the station’s website.

Program director Corey Fischer says it’s the radio the audience remembers.

“OV103.9 has the news you need and music you remember for the first time together on FM, online and streaming.”

CKOV was the first radio station in the Okanagan Valley, launched in 1931. It is owned by Pattison Media which also owns The Beach 103.1, The Lizard 104.7, and Kelowna 10.

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