Stingray turns up the heat with Hot in Atlantic Canada

May 19, 2021 - On Friday, May 21st, Stingray Radio is launching its successful Hot Adult Contemporary music brand Hot in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

The format and brand will appear in Sydney as Hot 101.9 (CHRK, currently 101.9 The Giant), and St. Johns’ as Hot 99.1 (CKIX, currently 99.1 Hits FM).

Each station’s current on-air lineup remains, with Mornings with Brad and Keliegh continuing in St. John’s, while the Morning Hot Tub with Mauler, Rush and Jenni continues in its second year in Sydney, with Rob McNamara and Tashia Lee rounding out that station’s local lineup.

Both stations will continue to play the hit music their respective communities have come to expect, with an even stronger focus on songs their audience knows and loves. Stingray’s Hot brand has been a success story for years, including a decade-plus run at number one in Ottawa, with four other Hot stations in Alberta, Ontario and Prince Edward Island.

“Bringing Hot to Sydney and St. Johns will help to make these radio stations an even stronger presence in their communities, connecting with their local listeners in a meaningful way,” says Zach Bedford, National Brand and Content Leader for Stingray’s Hot AC and Top 40 radio stations. “We’ll be providing the same great hit music our listeners expect from us, but with a sound that’s exciting, fun… and Hot.”

Hot will be available for live streaming at and, on the Stingray Music mobile app, and on the Radio Player Canada app featuring over 500 of Canada’s leading radio stations.

Hot launches in Sydney and St. John’s at 12am on Friday, May 21st.

About Stingray

Montreal-based Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,200 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, more than 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 150 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 156 countries. For more information:

For more information, please contact:

Zach Bedford, National Brand and Content Leader, Hot AC/Top 40, Stingray Radio Inc.


Steve Jones, SVP Brands and Content, Stingray Radio Inc.