Vancouver’s PEAK radio is only moving alt-rock music to HD and the internet, and a new FM station is coming

Changes are coming for Vancouver’s PEAK radio station on Monday (July 25).

The alt-rock station moves to HD radio (HD2) and can still be heard on and streaming platforms.

On the FM dial, 102.7 becomes a new station. “You can tune in at 1:02 p.m. Monday to find out what,” Richelle Collins, PEAK’s director of promotions, teased.

The PEAK, owned by Pattison Media, has been playing alternative rock for over a decade and was recently joined in that genre of music by SONIC, at 104.9.

Some PEAK hosts will stay, including Early Show voices Charis and Jeremy, along with music director Jason Manning in the afternoons.

“Music has always been what defines us and that doesn’t change,” a press release said Friday. “Basically, moving away from traditional FM means we have more freedom with our playlist and can get away with things that others can’t. Listen to your favorite Alt bands and discover new bands that you won’t hear on most stations. We promise to bring you closer to the music with indie music features and exclusive experiences like our live PEAK Lounge, where you can meet the artists up close and personal.”

Russell James, PEAK Program Director said: “It’s really great to lead this team on this new and exciting path where we can defy the norm and build something really cool.”

A story on suggests, “Pattison has been on and .ca for CKPK-FM since 2020 for the growing ‘Social Radio’ format it operates in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg. That domain is now parked on the servers from their hosting provider and waiting to go live.

“It was also announced earlier this month that Christy Farrell and Fraser Tuff, morning hosts of reformatted ‘101.5 Today Radio’ CKCE-FM Calgary, announced that they will be leaving their station after six years for an ‘within our company’ opportunity in Vancouver. ”

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