AMP QuickHitz format dropped in Canada
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AMP QuickHitz format dropped in Canada

AMP Radio in Calgary has dropped the Quickhitz format it flipped to just three weeks ago.

The station says it was greeted with numerous legal threats from a variety of different directions so decided to go back to its old format.

Steve Jones, vice-president of programming, said the station went back to its original format on Tuesday. He told CBC: “We realized that in order to successfully do this we were going to face a lengthy and divisive and expensive legal process that we weren’t willing to do right now, especially when some of those would come from the very content providers we work with — they are partners in our success.”

He also said the station will attempt to work with “various stakeholders in the industry and try and bring this back at a later date.”

Quickhitz was developed by Paragon Media and JACK fm owner Sparknet Communications – and still plays on one US station after almost a year. Sparknet previously said the format could be launched in the UK by the end of the year.

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0 3 1945 20 August, 2014 International News 9:56 am 20148 Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

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