Pure Country (radio network)

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Pure Country
TypeRadio network
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario, Canada
OwnerBell Media Radio
(Bell Media)
Foundedby Bell Media
Launch dateMay 28, 2019
Website(see each station's articles)

Pure Country is a Canadian radio network, that airs on stations owned by Bell Media.[1] Launched in 2019 as a unifying branding for all of the company's country-formatted stations across Canada,[2] the network broadcasts on 16 stations nationwide, as well as on selected digital subchannels of radio stations in markets where the company offers digital radio service but does not have a country-formatted primary station.


Weekday programming on the network consists of local hosts at each station in morning and afternoon drive, a national midday program hosted by Roo Phelps, and the syndicated The Bobby Bones Show in the evening[1] except on CIMX-FM in Windsor, which clears the program in its standard morning timeslot (Windsor neighbours the Detroit market in the United States, where no station had presently cleared the show at all).[1] Sophie Moroz and Jeff Hopper, the morning hosts on the network's Ottawa station, also host a national country music chart show on weekends.[1]

In January 2020, the network's station in Kingston committed to playing a 50/50 balance of male and female country artists for one week, to draw attention to continued gender inequity in the music business.[3]


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  1. ^ a b c d Connie Thiessen, "Bell Media rolls out national Pure Country rebrand". Broadcast Dialogue, May 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "Pure Country: Nationwide rebrand gives new name to Big Dog 92.7". CTV News Regina. May 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Ted Raymond, "50/50 vision: Kingston’s Pure Country 99 playing equal split of female and male artists". CFRA, January 23, 2020.
  4. ^ "Bell Media Launches Pure Country 89 & Virgin Radio 93.9 In Windsor/Detroit". radioINSIGHT. 19 November 2020.