Stingray Group Inc.

2007

Stingray Digital was founded by a partnership of Eric Boyko, Alexandre Taillefer and Telesystem. This followed the group's purchase Soundchoice for $6 million.

Stingray acquired the commercial-free cable TV Galaxie music service from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for $65 million. It was renamed Stingray Music.

2010

Alexandre Taillefer left Stingray.

2015

Stingray began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on June 3. On the same date, Novacap, one of Canada's leading private equity firms, sold most of its 29.4% stake in Stingray Digital Group Inc. Novacap had been involved with Stingray for seven years.

2018

On May 2, Stingray announced its intent to acquire Newcap Radio for $506 million. Following regulatory approval, the sale was completed on October 26. The family of Newcap founder Harry Steele became Stingray's largest third-party shareholder. The purchase of Newcap brought Stingray into the broadcasting business and made the company one of the largest operators of radio stations in Canada.

In December, the company officially changed its name to Stingray Group, Inc.

2019

On May 9, Stingray announced that it planned to acquire CIXL-FM and CKYY-FM in Welland, Ontario from Wellport Broadcasting Ltd./RB Communications Ltd. subject to CRTC approval.

On July 15, the CRTC approved the application by Stingray Radio to acquire CHOO-FM from Golden West Broadcasting.

In the fall, Stingray entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Giant FM (CIXL) and Country 89 (CKYY) Welland from Wellport Broadcasting Limited/RB Communications Ltd, subject to CRTC approval.

Stingray rebranded two of its Alberta stations in the fall: CKWY Wainwright changed from Wayne FM to Hot 93.7 and CJEG Bonnyville switched from Kool 101.3 to Hot 101.3.

The company launched a syndicated, coast-to-coast, midday show on half a dozen of its small market country stations. The Paul McGuire Show began airing on New Country 100.7 (CIGV) Kelowna, New Country 103.1 (CJKC) Kamloops, New Country 98.1 (CFCW) Camrose, New Country 96.9 (CJXL) Moncton, New Country 103.5 (CKCH) Sydney, and New Country 92.3 (CFRK) Fredericton.

Stingray Group Inc. Radio Stations

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Station Freq. Location
CFCB-AM
570
Corner Brook, NL
CFCW-AM
840
Camrose/Edmonton, AB
CFCW-FM
98.1
Camrose/Edmonton, AB
CFLN-AM
1230
Goose Bay, NL
CFRK-FM
92.3
Fredericton, NB
CFRQ-FM
104.3
Halifax/Dartmouth, NS
CFSX-AM
870
Stephenville, NL
CFXE-FM
95.5
Edson, AB
CFXH-FM
97.5
Hinton, AB
CFXJ-FM
93.5
Toronto, ON
CFXL-FM
103.1
Calgary, AB
CFXW-FM
96.7
Whitecourt, AB
CHBM-FM
97.3
Toronto, ON
CHCM-AM
740
Marystown, NL
CHHI-FM
95.9
Miramichi, NB
CHLG-FM
104.3
Vancouver, BC
CHNI-FM
88.9
Saint John, NB
CHNL-AM
610
Kamloops, BC
CHNO-FM
103.9
Sudbury, ON
CHOO-FM
99.5
Drumheller, AB
CHRK-FM
101.9
Sydney, NS
CHSL-FM
92.7
Slave Lake, AB
CHSP-FM
97.7
St. Paul, AB
CHTN-FM
100.3
Charlottetown, PE
CHVO-FM
103.9
Carbonear, NL
CIBQ-FM
105.7
Brooks, AB
CIGM-FM
93.5
Sudbury, ON
CIGV-FM
100.7
Penticton, BC
CIHI-FM
93.1
Fredericton, NB
CIHT-FM
89.9
Ottawa, ON
CIJK-FM
89.3
Kentville, NS
CILB-FM
103.5
Lac La Biche, AB
CILR-FM
98.9
Lloydminster, AB
CILV-FM
88.5
Ottawa, ON
CIRK-FM
97.3
Edmonton, AB
CIXF-FM
101.1
Brooks, AB
CIXL-FM
91.7
Welland, ON
CIZZ-FM
100.5
Red Deer, AB
CJEG-FM
101.3
Bonnyville, AB
CJKC-FM
103.1
Kamloops, BC
CJMO-FM
103.1
Moncton, NB
CJPR-FM
94.9
Blairmore, AB
CJXK-FM
95.3
Grand Centre (Cold Lake), AB
CJXL-FM
96.9
Moncton, NB
CJYQ-AM
930
St. John's, NL
CKBA-FM
94.1
Athabasca, AB
CKCH-FM
103.5
Sydney, NS
CKCM-AM
620
Grand Falls, NL
CKDQ-AM
910
Drumheller, AB
CKEC-FM
94.1
New Glasgow, NS
CKEZ-FM
97.9
New Glasgow, NS
CKGA-AM
650
Gander, NL
CKGY-FM
95.5
Red Deer, AB
CKIX-FM
99.1
St. John's, NL
CKJR-AM
1440
Wetaskiwin, AB
CKKO-FM
96.3
Kelowna, BC
CKKY-FM
101.9
Wainwright, AB
CKLN-FM
97.1
Clarenville, NL
CKMP-FM
90.3
Calgary, AB
CKQK-FM
105.5
Charlottetown, PE
CKRA-FM
96.3
Edmonton, AB
CKRV-FM
97.5
Kamloops, BC
CKSA-FM
95.9
Lloydminster, AB
CKSQ-FM
93.3
Stettler, AB
CKUL-FM
96.5
Halifax, NS
CKVH-FM
93.5
High Prairie, AB
CKVO-AM
710
Clarenville, NL
CKWB-FM
97.9
Westlock, AB
CKWY-FM
93.7
Wainwright, AB
CKXD-FM
103.9
Gander, NL
CKXG-FM
102.3
Grand Falls, NL
CKXX-FM
103.9
Corner Brook, NL
CKYY-FM
89.1
Welland, ON
CKZZ-FM
95.3
Richmond/Vancouver, BC
VOCM-AM
590
St. John's, NL
VOCM-FM
97.5
St. John's, NL

Stingray Group Inc. Television Stations

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Station Channel Location
CITL-DT
4
Lloydminster, AB
CKSA-DT
2
Lloydminster, AB
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