Posts Tagged ‘Trooper’

Ignored 97: Q107 in 2016

In Graphic on July 10, 2016 at 1:55 am


Ignored 77: Homers

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2016 at 4:04 am


Ignored 76: Canadian feels

In Uncategorized on January 31, 2016 at 4:51 pm


Ignored 66: This is what JACK wants

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2015 at 12:55 am


Ignored 42: This is your #CanCon

In Uncategorized on September 18, 2014 at 1:26 am


Q107 (a.k.a. “the mighty Q”) redefined classic rock radio in Toronto when they underwent a slight format change in the spring of 2014.

Veteran shock jock/guy John Derringer gave this audio explanation at the time, talking about the station adding much more post-1994 “rock” to the playlists. JD said the station was swerving to meet the listening demands of “Ryan and Johnny in [their] late 30s” who apparently respect Led Zeppelin, even if they didn’t grow up on Led Zeppelin.

In short, Q107 now plays a lot more Stone Temple Pilots. Who seem underrated at this point. More on that later (or never).

With the format change, Q107 also had to recalibrate their CanCon quotas, which basically meant mixing a little Sam Roberts and Finger Eleven amid the Kim Mitchell and Triumph “deep cuts”.

Curious (for some reason) about how this CanCon shuffle shook down, I took a sample of every Canadian songs played by Q107 between September 10-16, 2014.

Click on these graphs to tell the story of what now defines classic rock in a CanCon context: