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CIBK-FM
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City of license Calgary, Alberta
Branding "Vibe 98.5"
Slogan "Calgary's #1 Hit Music Station"
Frequency 98.5 MHz (FM)
First air date 2002
Format CHR
ERP 100,000 watts
Class C
Owner Astral Media
Sister stations CKMX, CJAY-FM
Website Vibe 98.5

CIBK-FM (Vibe 98.5) is a contemporary hit radio station based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Astral Media outlet operates at 98.5 MHz FM with an effective radiated power of 100 kW.

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History

The station received approval by the CRTC in 2001. [1] When CIBK made its debut in 2002, they thought they would become the city's first R&B/hip hop outlet, but they were beaten to the punch by CKIS. This would spark a format war in Calgary. By 2003, CKIS would bail out for the Jack FM format, leaving CIBK as the victor.

However CIBK would also go through an evolution of its own as they transitioned to a mainstream top 40 direction by 2004. Although The Vibe still plays R&B/hip hop product (but not as much), they also incorporate pop and dance into the mix, in part due to its license with the CRTC that now requires the station to be programmed as a CHR outlet. Because Vibe was anticipated for years prior to its launch to be Calgary's long awaited urban station, it had faced much criticism for bailing out to a Top 40 format leaving many of the station's hip-hop/R&B fans disappointed and let down by Standard Broadcasting.

CIBK was part of the acquisition of most of the assets of Standard Broadcasting by Astral Media that was completed on October 29, 2007.

The latest BBM ratings listed CIBK-FM as the #1 FM station in Calgary.

Vibe Morning Show

The Vibe Morning Show runs on weekday mornings. It is hosted by Marc Michaels (formerly of CFWD-FM), Dani Rohs, and Fuzzy.

Kelsey Moore was a former co-host, who left in late March 2007, As well as Jackie Bojakli who left in 2006 prior to Kelsey taking the female morning show spot. Another former co-host was Chad Martin who left the show by February 23, 2009.

The morning show runs several contests where listeners phone in to participate and win prizes. It also runs several segments such as "Celebrity Sleaze" and "The Prize is Right".

Among the many parodies the Vibe Morning Show plays, they have parodied In da Club to create the more popular "In da Dome" in 2004 (with revised versions for 2006, 2007, and 2009) when the Calgary Flames were in their Stanley Cup runs (along with She Bangs by Ricky Martin, parodied as The Flames). They have also parodied SexyBack for the Flames' Stanley Cup run in 2007, Low in 2008, and Right Round in 2009.

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