As promised, EZ Rock is now Boom 97.3, playing "Toronto's Greatest Hits". Humble and Colleen are still doing mornings, Maie Pauts takes it from there and KJ still takes you home.
Yes, that ad does start with the song that's absolutely everywhere, the same song they played right after flipping formats. Here are the first twenty songs played on the new boom 97.3.
Play Time Artist Name Track Name Sat 10:24AM THE B-52S LOVE SHACK Sat 10:20AM BRYAN ADAMS LONELY NIGHTS Sat 10:15AM THE BEE GEES STAYIN' ALIVE Sat 10:12AM JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS I LOVE ROCK AND ROLL Sat 10:08AM SPIRIT OF THE WEST HOME FOR A REST Sat 10:04AM MAX WEBSTER LET GO THE LINE Sat 10:01AM FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD RELAX Sat 09:56AM THE POLICE MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE Sat 09:50AM THE NEVILLE BROTHERS BIRD ON A WIRE Sat 09:46AM BOSTON MORE THAN A FEELING Sat 09:42AM MEN AT WORK DOWN UNDER Sat 09:38AM BARENAKED LADIES LOVERS IN A DANGEROUS TIME Sat 09:35AM MARTHA AND THE MUFFINS ECHO BEACH Sat 09:31AM BLONDIE HEART OF GLASS Sat 09:27AM MICHAEL JACKSON THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL Sat 09:24AM THE CLASH SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD Sat 09:19AM QUEEN SOMEBODY TO LOVE Sat 09:15AM THE PARACHUTE CLUB RISE UP Sat 09:11AM THE STRAY CATS ROCK THIS TOWN Sat 09:07AM CHIC LE FREAK Sat 09:03AM JOURNEY DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'
It's really a great improvement over the playlist for the old EZ Rock. Sure, I could do without that Neville Brothers tune but we got Martha and the Muffins, the Clash, Max Webster, Spirit of the West and they just played the B-52s. It's definitely classic hits with a strong focus on the 80s and a little 70s and 90s on the side.
Sample boom 97.3 for yourself at http://cjez.player.myastralmediaradio.com/ and let me know what you think of the new format in the comments. It might not be exactly what we're looking for, but it's a great improvement.