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September 18, 2008

The new "Dawg" on Ottawa's radio dial

Milkman reports on Tuned In Canada:
Ottawa’s Newest radio station DAWG FM , has a name and has received it’s call sign from Industry Canada. C I D G will be found at 101.9 on the FM dial in spring of 2009.

"We are excited to see this new station unfold," says Frank Torres, President of DAWG FM. "The call letters, CIDG, help reinforce our DAWG brand. We hope to make DAWG FM Canada’s premier outlet for Canadian and international Blues music.

Artists that will be featured on CIDG DAWG FM 101.9 include Stevie Ray Vaughn, Norah Jones, Eric Clapton. Canadian blues musicians like Colin James, Jeff Healey, Jack DeKeyzer, Downchild Blues Band, JW Jones and Matt Andersen and a multitude of other Canadian blues artists. CIDG plans to promote home-grown Canadian blues performers who can’t get airplay spins on corporate radio.
Related: Ottawa Radio Guide


  1. I didn't know there was a new radio station.
    So many stations, so little time :P

  2. This is great news! I am looking forward to an all blues station. :-) I hope it will be more than just blues-flavored "classic rock".

  3. I agree with you, PaulH; however, keep in mind that if it hadn't been for the successful reception of blues-flavoured classic rock (Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Rod Stewart, etc.), the music and even the names of Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddly, Elmore James, Robert Johnson, etc., etc., would go totally unrecognized by today's mainstream music listeners and nouveau-blues-lovers alike.

    "The Blues" does not discriminate in how it expresses itself.


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