Rogers Launches CITY NEWS Ottawa


Today Rogers changed the name of 1310 NEWS to CITY NEWS. Additionally, they have begun simulcasting the programming on 101.1 FM.


Country 101.1 is now Country 92.3 on the lower powered transmitter originating out of Smiths Falls ON. Country 92.3 replaces JACK FM.


RELEASE: There is a new way to hear local news: 1310 NEWS has now become CityNews, serving Ottawa and the Valley.

Ottawa’s award-winning 1310 NEWS is now heard throughout Ottawa and the Valley by simulcasting on 101.1 FM, giving it a stronger and clearer sound, and across all digital platforms including online, apps, and smart speakers.


1310 NEWS takes great pride in its reporting of local stories and issues that matter to communities across Ottawa and the Valley. On CityNews, audiences will continue to hear the latest hyper-local news, traffic, and weather, plus all the local talk shows they’ve come to know and love, such as The Rob Snow Show, Ottawa Today with Mark Sutcliffe and An Hour to Give with Sam Laprade.


"News is more essential than ever, and we need to be able to deliver this important information on all platforms across Ottawa and the Valley with a stronger, improved sound. It’s the same excellent team and content, but with a fresh identity," said Dave Budge, Vice President of News and Information, Rogers Sports & Media. "CityNews is a dynamic national brand, recognized for its hyper-local news coverage, and we are excited to launch the brand on radio, for the first time."


The OttawaMatters.com website has changed its name to Ottawa.CityNews.ca and you can continue to follow the stories that matter to Ottawa and the Valley and sign up for daily headlines.


The local country music station that used to be on 101.1 FM has now moved down the dial to 92.3 FM, where JACK FM used to be found and will now be COUNTRY 92.3 FM giving fans the same great music and listening experience.

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