Radio & Television

Virgin comes to Vancouver

VANCOUVER – Astral media launched its second Virgin radio station Thursday as Virgin Radio Vancouver replaced 95 Crave at the 95.3 location on the dial.The station will focus on the “Hot AC format” with a target of 25-49 year-old adults. As previously reported by, Astral plans to re-brand two more stations under the Virgin brand, The Bear (106.9 FM) in Ottawa and Mix 96 (95.9 FM) in Montreal. Virgin Radio Toronto 99.9 launched last year, the first under the commercial association between Astral Media and Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Radio International.