Rebel 101.7 Rebrands

Torres Media announces exciting new direction for (CIDG-FM) Rebel 101.7 in Ottawa.

The programming adjustment involves a broadening of the music playlist, to build on the success of Rebel. The station first adopted a Rock format 6 years ago.

The station is now branded as Rebel Rock 101.7 - Ottawa’s Best Rock.

Rebel Rocks’ music story is all about playing the best rock, a wide variety of rock, from all genres of Rock!! Including new and local music!!

Rebel Rock celebrates all Rock Music.

The Rebel Rock mix is made up of the best of the best starting with Rock’s first generation of legends like Led Zeppelin, The Who, Rolling Stones, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath.


· 70’s artists like Neil Young, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Queen, Rush, AC/DC, Heart, Tom Petty, ZZ Top and Van Halen.

· 80’s Rock with Billy Idol, Ozzy, The Police, Def Leppard, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Motley Crüe, U2 and Guns N’ Roses.

· 90’s bands with The Tragically Hip, Black Crowes, Alice in Chains, Lenny Kravitz, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Foo Fighters.

· 2000’s groups with The Arkells, The Glorious Sons, Five Finger Death Punch, Audioslave, Evanescence, White Stripes, Jet, Killers, Kings of Leon, Black Keys, Queens of the Stone Age and Greta Van Fleet.

Rebel Rock 101.7 is the only station in Ottawa that carefully curates a mix of the best new rock and the best from rock’s magnificent library of masters. The station has supported Local Ottawa artists since its inception and will continue to make sure they receive airplay as well.

Unlike Pop music, Top 40 and even Country, where the artists come and go regularly and musical styles are ever changing, the Rock format is the only genre that has stood the popularity test of time for its fans! Chances are, regardless of age, if you like Led Zeppelin from 1969, you also love Metallica from the 2000’s!

Along with the playlist and library adjustments, Rebel Rock 101.7 has a new station voice in Jamie Watson, one of the broadcasting industries’ most admired image voices. He brings a fresh new sound, energy and attitude to Rebel!

REBEL ROCK is making improvements to the audio chain as well by investing in world class audio processing equipment, bringing a cleaner and louder sound to the audience.

Finally, REBEL ROCK 101.7 has a new look, with a fresh logo.

Our on-air line up remains the same with (Darryl) “Kornicky in the Morning”, Cub Carson in the afternoon and Alexa in the evenings. Look for exciting additions to our talent line up in the near future.

Why the change?

Rebel has proudly filled and served a niche in Ottawa for 6 years. Our listeners are loyal and our clients have had success advertising on the station. We believe now is the time to add audience with a broader musical offering, while not forgetting where we came from and what made us successful.

Our goal now is to also attract new listeners to the Rebel family, those rock listeners in Ottawa who may not have listened to the station in the past or have not even heard of it. With a recently improved signal boost in the Ottawa Central market area, we are in a better position to grow as our world is coming out from the pandemic. In turn, more audience for Rebel will better serve our local retailers.

For more information please contact……. Ed Torres

About Torres Media

Torres Media is an independently owned and operated media company operating 4 radio stations

Max 103 FM Salaberry De Valleyfield, 105.5 Hits FM Uxbridge, K Country 93.7 FM Georgina, Rebel Rock 101.7 FM Ottawa and Skywords.

SkyWords is one of Canada’s leading content producers for radio. Founded in 1991 by Ed and Frank Torres, SkyWords provides a full range of radio content services including traffic reports, weather reports and bulletins, business and market updates, syndicated programming and more. Radio stations across Canada use SkyWords to provide their listeners with accurate real time information.