is a Canadian radio station broadcasting a hot adult contemporary
format in Winnipeg
. It is known as Hot 103. Hot 103 is owned and operated by Astral Media
. It's located downtown at 177 Lombard Avenue, along with sister station CFQX
. It is currently the second highest-rated radio station in Winnipeg behind CJOB 680
and highest-rated FM radio station.
The radio station known as HOT 103 first started broadcasting in Winnipeg as CKWG, with a near free-form format. The call signs have changed quite a bit over the years, from CHZZ (Z103) to CKLU (103 U FM, then briefly Mix 103) and then finally to CKMM. In 1996 the station switched to a country music format with the on-air name Star 103. When Star 103 and QX-104 FM (Winnipeg's other country music station) came under the ownership of Craig Broadcasting the format of Star 103 was changed to avoid redundancy. CKMM re-launched with a CHR
format as HOT 103 on New Year's Eve 1997. Hot 103 and QX 104 became property of Standard Radio in 2002.
On October 29, 2007, Astral Media
took over CKMM-FM as a result of a buyout of Standard Radio
. Before the hot adult contemporary
flip at that station, CKMM-FM was the largest contemporary hit radio
station under Astral ownership not under the Virgin Radio
name like at CKFM-FM Toronto
, CIBK-FM Calgary
& CFMG-FM Edmonton
, the station moved towards a hot adult contemporary
direction by rotating higher-charting songs fewer than 100 times per week, but hot......