Since July 2006 it has programmed its RDS data stream to include the artist and title of the currently playing song.
On Monday, August 29th, 2006 at 8:45 am CHIQ - Q-94 announced that after 25 years that it would no longer exist and that a new station would be created within a seven day time span based on comments provided by listeners. Prior to the announcement, the regular morning staff had not shown up for work (midday host Troy Scott covered) leaving many to speculate that they knew ahead of time of the change and did not want to announce their own demise. A later report debunked that theory for the interim. The station then went on for two weeks allowing listiners to call in and choose how they wanted the new 94.3FM to be like. When the two weeks were over Beau, Tom, Dez, Troy and Dug all returned.
In 2007 CHIQ along with the other CHUM stations were sold to CTVglobemedia.
On August 29, 2008 at 8:45 AM CST, 94.3 is relaunched with an alternative leaning contemporary hit radio format as "Curve 94.3 - Winnipeg's Pop Alternative", playing 943 songs in a row, commercial-free.