Indie88 Wins Station of the Year 2016

For the second year in a row!

We’re thrilled and humbled that Canadian Music Week has awarded us with (Rock) Station of the Year, for the second year in a row!

It’s moments like this that make us appreciate the passionate people that make Indie88 possible – and we couldn’t have done it without YOU.

Together, we’re Indie88.
And we put music first
The artists. The audience. The inspiration.
The songwriting. The instruments.
The album cover. The poster art.
The live show. After show. Secret show. Tour t-shirt.
Popular. Obscure. Signed. Unsigned.
We believe indie comes in all shapes and sizes.
We put the quest to uncover, discover and re-discover it first.
Then we play it. Interview it. Debate-it. Stream-it.
Socialize it. Chart it. Support it.
Because music’s what inspires us
It’s an expression of who we are
A passion made greater through sharing
A universal language that connects us all
We’re a platform. A melting pot. A collective.
A home for everyone who believes music matters
The station where ‘I’ becomes we
That plays your favourite songs
You just might not know them yet.
Indie88. Classic Alternative, The Best New Indie.

TORONTO, ON (May 6, 2016) – Toronto’s Indie88 (CIND-FM) has been named “Station of the Year (Rock)” at the 2016 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards, as part of Canadian Music Week. It is the second year in a row Indie88 has been awarded Station of the Year (Rock).

Even though the station is only in its third year on the air, Indie88 has now had three nominations for Station of the Year and two wins. Indie88 also received two other nominations for 2016: Music Directors of the Year and Promotion of the Year (third nomination) for Indie88’s Noisy Neighbor contest.

The award winners were announced Thursday, May 5th during the annual industry event at The Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Centre Hotel, in Toronto. The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards are presented to individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to the Canadian music industry in the past year.

Independently owned and operated, Indie88 puts an emphasis on playing new music by emerging artists and has been extra supportive of musicians from Toronto.

Hear what all the fuss is about: Listen at 88.1FM and

Founded in 1988, Central Ontario Broadcasting is an independent broadcasting company that owns and operates three radio stations: Indie88 in Toronto, Rock 95 and 107.5 Kool FM in Barrie. Indie88 (CIND-FM) officially launched on August 3rd, 2013 as Canada’s first Indie station – Playing classic alternative and the best new indie. The station supports the musician behind the song and puts the audience first. Indie88 is committed to providing a platform for emerging Canadian artists and all their fans. To experience Indie88, tune in to 88.1 FM and

For more information:
Morgan Sheppard
Promotions Director
416-588-7595 x 309