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July 30, 2015
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Charles Adler Announces Departure From 680 CJOB
Winnipeg MB

After 17 years behind the mic at Corus Radio Winnipeg’s 680 CJOB, veteran broadcaster Charles Adler has announced that he is leaving the heritage radio station and moving to British Columbia. His final show will be Friday, August 7.

“When Peter Warren chose to retire from CJOB and the station asked me to step in, I felt like the luckiest broadcaster in Canada,” said Adler. “CJOB and Corus Entertainment have been my radio family for a very long time, and the people of Winnipeg have been extremely generous to me. Saying goodbye is never easy, but Winnipeggers will always have a special place in my heart.”

Affectionately known as “The Boss of Talk”, Charles Adler’s broadcasting highlights at CJOB include covering the 1999 Pan American Games, the return of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets in 2011, and hosting a Corus Radio Network special report on the first anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, which was broadcast from New York.

“Charles is recognized as an iconic broadcaster both in Winnipeg and across the country,” said Scott Armstrong, General Manager, Corus Radio Winnipeg. “While his illustrious career includes hosting national radio and television programs, his participation in local events in our city has been important as well. We are grateful for his contribution to CJOB and to the community. I know CJOB listeners will miss him as well.”

In addition to Charles Adler’s long-time presence at CJOB, his previous broadcast experience includes stints in Montreal, London, Hamilton and Toronto, as well as a nationally syndicated radio show out of Tampa, Florida.

Stepping into the prime-time talk slot is CJOB veteran Geoff Currier. A staple on the station’s Nighthawk program, Currier has an extensive broadcast career in radio, television and print media across western Canada.

“To follow in the footsteps of Charles Adler and Peter Warren is an incredible honor,” said Currier. “We’ll do our best to ask questions and get answers for Winnipeggers.”

680 CJOB is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. Corus’ brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, Rock 101, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh Radio, JUMP! 106.9, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

July 29, 2015
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College Grad En Route To New Job In Critical Condition
Regina SK

Jay Cousins is a fellow RTA grad from NSCC Waterfront. He was on his way from Cape Breton to a new gig in Red Deer earlier this month when he had a tragic accident. His last update has him at a Regina hospital still listed in critical condition with a broken neck, paralyzed from the chest down and breathing through a trach tube. When the time comes, he won't be able to travel on a commercial flight back to Nova Scotia with a medical team. So expenses for his parents, who have been by his side, are quickly adding up.

A friend of the family has set up an account at GoFundMe and has so far raised just over $23K. I'm really hoping and believing that our extended "radio family" will be able to show their support for Jay. Please check out all the details at CBC. Thank you so much for your time and whatever you can do to help get Jay's story to as many people as we can.

Ed Shaw
NSCC RTA Class of '13

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/new-waterford-family-sets-up-crowdfunding-campaign-after-son-s-car-crash-1.3150314

July 24, 2015
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London Radio Gets New Flagship Morning Show As NewsTalk 1290 Revises Schedule
London ON

Bell Media today announced an exciting change in its programming lineup for London’s top news-talk radio station, NewsTalk 1290 CJBK.

Lisa Brandt joins CJBK as morning news anchor. Lisa is one of Canada’s top radio newscasters, having worked at CFRB, CHFI, and as co-host of the 680News morning show at the peak of that station’s ratings success.

Mike Stubbs will lead the new morning show, First Thing with Mike Stubbs & Lisa Brandt, from 6am-9am weekdays. The show will feature news from the CTV London Newsroom at the top and bottom of the hour, plus Lisa & Mike discussing the day’s headlines at :15 and :45. Listeners will enjoy Mike’s trademark features, including his Two Minutes Out Of The Box sports editorial and The Wacko Of The Day. Listeners will get traffic and weather updates every ten minutes at :00, :10, :20, :30, :40 and :50 past each hour.
First Thing with Mike Stubbs and Lisa Brandt will bring smart, fun conversation and the latest news to NewsTalk 1290’s growing audience, highlighting features and topics that matter most to London’s mobile and information-hungry listeners.

Mike will continue as the host of the London Knights live hockey broadcasts on CJBK.
NewsTalk 1290’s living London legend Steve Garrison gets an expanded platform for exploring the issues around London, as listeners are invited to ‘stay tuned’ for The Steve Garrison Show from 9am to noon. Steve will use this platform to dig into civic issues and get answers from all the newsmakers in his unparalleled contact book. Producer Ryan Spence will be at his side, as always.

Al Coombs hosts London @ Large, weekdays from 1pm-3pm. Al’s enthusiastic look at city life reaches into arts, culture, politics and even lifestyle matters such as parenting, money and technology. Al will be paired with Nick Chenosky, a producer with a flair for performance, rounding out the show’s sound.

The Live Drive with Andy Oudman takes London home 3pm-6pm, with the addition of Lisa Brandt and others in a ‘roundtable’ segment to bring counterpoints to Andy’s famously strong opinions. Andy interacts with listeners by phone and text-message throughout the show as he discusses the day’s breaking news. Listen for frequent appearances by news reporters from CTV London.

“We’re aiming to grow the next generation of NewsTalk 1290 listeners in the 35-54 demographic, while continuing to deliver the trusted coverage that our existing audience has grown to depend on,” said Program Director Scott Simpson. “Mike and Lisa are brilliant broadcasters, and together, they’re a morning show dream team for London radio listeners.”

July 23, 2015
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Canadian Country Spotlight Makes CCMA Final Ballot
Gatineau QC

The Canadian Country Spotlight has made the final ballot for the Canadian Country Music Awards Radio and Television Special category for the 4th consecutive year since the programs launch in September 2011. The award will be handed out during Canadian Country Music Week in Halifax on September 11th. Also, on the weekend of 11th & 12th July 2015, Canadian Country Spotlight aired its 200th show, a milestone for a Canadian produced and independently syndicated Canadian country music radio program. Steve Parker, the executive producer of Canadian Country Spotlight said “I am proud of what the the Canadian Country Spotlight team has accomplished over the past four years since the shows launch in 2011. This 4th CCMA nomination annouced following the airing of our 200th show is a proud moment for the Canadian Country Spotlight team. The team works hard each week to deliver quality Canadian country music programming to our 42 station network coast to coast. I would like to thank our 42 affiliated Canadian country radio stations, Canadian country record labels, Canadian country artists and Canadian country music listeners for believing in our show. This continued support allows us to provide quality Canadian focused country music programming to listeners coast to coast in Canada each week.”

July 21, 2015
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New Radio Station - Creston BC
Creston BC

Vista Radio is pleased to announce the launch of a new radio station in Creston, BC.

94.1 Juice FM - Creston's Greatest Hits, launches at 1:00pm on August 7th, 2015 from the studios located at 1230 Canyon Street.

94.1 Juice FM will offer a Greatest Hits music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s featuring Elton John, Queen, Eagles, ABBA, Supertramp, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Rod Stewart, Foreigner and more.

“We are very excited to provide the Creston Valley and surrounding area with its very own station,” said Steve Huber, General Manager of 94.1 Juice FM. “Vista has a great reputation for exceptional live and local radio in each of the markets we serve. Building on our tradition of being a community first station, 94.1 Juice FM will provide Creston with hourly news throughout the week along with local sports, weather, road reports and community events. You will also see our team in the community getting involved with charities and local events making 94.1 Juice FM the go-to source for what is happening. In fact, Vista Radio will donate up to $5000 to the Creston Valley Gleaners Society, based on our first week advertising revenue.”

94.1 Juice FM has hired Morning Show Host, Steve Morrison; News Reporter/Afternoon Host, Kris Dickeson and Sales Executive Rachele Justus. Weekend programming will be handled by several part-time employees. All staff are from the Creston Valley. 94.1 Juice FM is joining several existing Vista stations in Nelson, Castlegar and Grand Forks in providing the best local radio service in the region.

The transmitter is located just west of Creston on the CBC radio tower. At just under 3000 watts, we have the power to reach as far north as Crawford Bay, as far east as Yahk, up to the Salmo Creston summit and we’ll also penetrate into the US.

Vista Radio operates 38 radio stations (and growing) across 67 transmitters located in three provinces and the Northwest Territories. Last year, Vista Radio generated more than 1.5 million dollars for local charities and donated more than 50,000 commercials to charity and community organizations.

Roundhouse Radio 98/3 Unveils Inaugural Program Line-up
Vancouver BC

Roundhouse Radio, Vancouver’s newest FM station has released its on-air host lineup, showcasing a who’s who of experienced journalists and on-air talent. Focusing on intelligent conversations from a unique, hyper-local perspective, Roundhouse will provide content important to the lives of everyone who is engaged in the City of Vancouver.

“We are honoured to have the opportunity to work with such an intelligent and passionate team that are committed to improving life within the City of Vancouver,” states Don Shafer, CEO of Roundhouse Radio. “With the addition of these engaging story tellers, we are poised to redefine radio as a positive agent of change.”

The new program hosts for Roundhouse Radio are:

KIRK LAPOINTE: 6:00 am to 10 am - Kirk LaPointe is one of Canada's leading journalists, having run CTV News, Southam News and The Hamilton Spectator. Kirk managed newsrooms at The Vancouver Sun and The Canadian Press, and held roles at the CBC as its Ombudsman and as a Newsworld host. He was Billboard's Canadian editor for nine years and is currently Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Self-Counsel Press publishing house. Kirk teaches ethics and leadership at University of British Columbia, is Executive Director of the Organization of News Ombudsmen and last year ran for Mayor of Vancouver.

MINELLE MAHTANI: 10 am to 12 pm – Minelle Mahtani brings her background in journalism, the not-for-profit sector and academia to her role as our late-morning host. Minelle identifies as a woman of mixed race and has written two books: Mixed Race Amnesia: Resisting the Romanticization of Multiraciality; and Global Mixed Race. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning, and Program in Journalism at University of Toronto. She is also a former television news journalist with the CBC. Minelle is delighted to be back in Vancouver, as she has worked in the NGO sector of our city, helping not-for-profits develop strategic communication planning through her work at IMPACS (Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society) and previously held a fellowship at the School of Journalism at UBC. As a planning professor, Minelle hopes to be a conduit for under-represented groups in the city and looks forward to ensuring that their voices are heard.

TERRY DAVID MULLIGAN: 12 pm to 1 pm – Veteran broadcaster and BC Hall of Fame Inductee, “TDM” gained national exposure through his television presentations on CBC's first video series Good Rockin Tonight, CBC’s Gold Rush, then as host/producer of MuchMusicWest and Movie Television for CityTV/Bravo. He also has a distinguished career on stage, television and film, having appeared in dozens of shows and films such as The Accused, The X-Files and Fantastic Four to name but a few.

For many years Terry was the host of Movie Television on CityTV and was a program host and producer for the Canadian entertainment Star! Channel. For 20 years TDM has hosted/produced “Mulligan Stew” for CKUA Radio in Alberta and currently hosts and produces Tasting Room Radio. In 2012 Terry was named Broadcaster of the Year by the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

JANICE UNGARO: 1 pm to 2 pm - Roundhouse Radio welcomes back to the local radio scene (as on-air host and producer) a Vancouver favourite in Janice Ungaro. The former morning show co-host at Z95.3 has spent the past 14 years working in Los Angeles focusing primarily on the production side of broadcast radio. Janice was a regular on The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 crew, produced The Phil Hendrie Show and The Bill Handel Show on talk radio giant KFI AM640, and for the past 4 years was the Producer of The Jillian Michaels Show, which won the iTunes Best New Podcast Award.

JANA LYNNE WHITE: 2 pm to 6 pm – Jana Lynne White would describe herself as an extroverted introvert who loves storytelling and the fine art of great conversation. Her broadcast background includes CFOX radio, CKVU, MuchMusic, CHUMtv and MuchMoreMusic - writing, hosting and producing hundreds of shows, specials and interviews with artists, actors, and activists. Creating compelling content that resonates with an audience, Jana has shared stories with virtually every modern pop icon, from Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones to Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. In Jana’s words, she will “bring stories that connect and impact.”

MARTIN STRONG: 6 pm to 9 pm - Martin Strong has been heard on the airwaves in Canada for more than 20 years including positions on CBC Radio and Rock 101 in Vancouver, where he spent eleven years as co-host of the highly rated Bro Jake Morning Show. On CBC, Martin was heard in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s across the country portraying Marty Beaumont, the swingin’ host of Radio Shangri-La, a tribute to the cocktail lounge music scene of the 1950’s and 60’s. Martin has also recently been providing his voice over talents for a number of clients. He can currently be heard as the narrator on the reality TV show “Jade Fever” on The Discovery Channel.

About Roundhouse Radio 98/3:

Roundhouse Radio 98/3 is a commercial station with a community focus, serving the needs of the people who live, work and play in the City of Vancouver. The Roundhouse difference is to provide a spotlight on an active citizenry: public debate, storytelling, live music, local arts and culture, community events, news and features focused on the City's neighbourhoods. Roundhouse is set to go live in the Fall of 2015.

Dale McLeod Passes Away
Calgary AB

Dale Mcleod, formerly of Corus Radio Calgary, passed away on July 19th. She was in radio sales for over 25 years until she left Corus last year. Dale was loved by her clients and colleagues and a client favorite who’s relationships were as strong as anyone’s in the industry and she will be sadly missed. She leaves behind a teenage daughter named Maddy.

July 15, 2015
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Fresh Radio All Music Workday Launches Across Corus Radio’s Fresh Stations
Toronto ON

Nonstop lineup of hits, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fresh Radio Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Kingston and Peterborough

Today, Corus Radio’s 92.5 Fresh Radio (Edmonton), 99.1 Fresh Radio (Winnipeg), 95.3 Fresh Radio (Hamilton), 104.3 Fresh Radio (Kingston) and 100.5 Fresh Radio (Peterborough) introduces Fresh Radio All Music Workday, a nonstop stream of continuous hits weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Whether at work, at home or on the road, listeners can tune in to hear the best Hot AC artists featured on Fresh stations.

“This nonstop music block is another great example of Corus Radio super serving its listeners with an upbeat and energetic all day party,” said Ronnie Stanton, Vice President, National Brands and Programming, Corus Radio. “Fresh Radio All Music Workday will be unique to each of our markets, capturing each station’s style and feel.”

Tune into Fresh Radio stations online at www.freshradio.ca, on your FM dial or on the Fresh Radio app.

Fresh Radio Winnipeg, Edmonton, Hamilton, Kingston, Peterborough and Winnipeg are owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. Corus’ brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, Rock 101, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh Radio, JUMP! 106.9, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

New Hire for Brockville / Kingston - Organizational Changes In Sales
Brockville ON

I'm announcing a new GSM for BOTH Kingston and Brockville with the hiring of Kim Parker who currently is the Retail Sales Manager in London for our Bell Media Radio, TV and Digital properties there. Her start date will Tuesday, September 8th right after Labour Day.

Our current GSM Brian Johnston will now be our Retail Sales Manager in Kingston. Brian will continue to work with each sales team member in Kingston on all presentations & creative and assist Kim in other key areas. As Brian is an extraordinary sales person will also spend much more time selling.

It is our hope to hire an additional sales person in Brockville by Q4 once Kim gets acclimatized to our markets and can better access our needs...that would fill our complement of sales positions there, too!

I'm very excited for the changes and opportunity that lies ahead for our Sales Position in both markets...and I look forward to working with all of you in helping Kim and Brian lead us to continued great success though this back half of this year and into our new future.

If you have any questions, please let me know at your earliest...

- Greg Hinton

July 14, 2015
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KiSS Sudbury Morning Hosts Named
Sudbury ON

I’m delighted to announce our that Jeremy John Dunton will join Shannon King & Gary Beech on the KiSS Sudbury morning show. This fun team will wake up Greater Sudbury with Today's Best Music, lots of fun, adult conversation and be the perfect lead in to the KiSS No Repeat Workday.

Most recently Jeremy was a co-host on BT Winnipeg. A native of Ontario, Jeremy has held a variety of positions at radio and television stations, including 680 News, CHFI, The Fan 590, KISS 92.5, 97.7 The Beach, SunTV, and /A\.

Check out some of his fun TV work here https://vimeo.com/117445952

Here’s what you need to know about Jeremy

• He and Sally have 3 active children, Joseph (10); Isabella (7) & Madeline (5)
• He loves live promotions and connecting with listeners in person
• He once fed a donut to an elephant
• The idea of building a show to be the best really motivates him.
• Jeremy will join KiSS mid-August

I’m delighted to announce Shannon King will join Gary Beech on the KiSS Sudbury morning show. This is another great example of advancing your career within Rogers as Shannon moves from KiSS 99.3 Timmins to KiSS 105.3 Sudbury.

While relatively new to radio, Shannon has also gained a broad range of experience as an intern with some of Canada’s biggest companies like Cisco Canada, CTV News, CBC National Radio, City TV (Toronto).

Here’s what you need to know about Shannon.

• She is a tough cookie, having grown up on the mean streets of Guelph, Ontario.
• She believes the greatest education one can receive is with their passport.
• She loves to travel, & in the past year she has travelled to Iqaluit, Nunavut, Antigua and Sudbury!
• She loves to fish.
• Shannon starts in early August

We hope to announce the final member of the KiSS Morning team in the coming days.

July 11, 2015
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Owning A Concert The Rod Stewart Edition
Cavendish PEI

From the moment he stepped on Island soil until the last note, Ocean 100 had everything Rod Stewart on the air and online yesterday.

We treated Island fans with the music and experience of a lifetime with a VIP giveaway leading up to the show.

And our morning team Kirk and Kerri Wynne were the MCs for the night and did a great job as always and introduced our "friends" in the crowd to Rod

Some of our pre show elements:

July 9, 2015
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Roundhouse Radio 98/3 Vancouver Announces Senior Sales Team
Vancouver BC

Roundhouse Radio 98/3 proudly announces the recent signings of Regan Gorman (Retail Sales Manager), Margaret Garrison (Senior Account Executive) and Paul Stewart (Digital Sales Manager).

Roundhouse Radio promises Vancouver residents a unique, hyper-local programming concept. Currently building studios in Railtown, the FM signal and digital platform will go live in the Fall of 2015. With the addition of these key elements to the team, the station deepens its sales expertise and knowledge of the market.

Roundhouse Radio CEO Don Shafer states of the recent hires, “It's exciting to watch our team come together as they are exceptionally talented, passionate and curious about our City. Their skill and desire to make a difference on air, on-line and on the street will have a tremendous impact with our customers and audience.”

Regan Gorman, Retail Sales Manager: Regan’s experience spans three decades, 15 of which as the founding Partner and Sr. VP of Business Development for a multi-million dollar marketing and communications company with offices across North and Central America. This marks a return to radio for Regan, who spent the first decade and a half in sales, sales management and station management for some of Canada’s leading broadcasters.

Margaret Garrison, Senior Account Executive: As a 25 year veteran of media advertising sales, Margaret has worked with many of Metro Vancouver’s major print, radio, and on-line businesses; including Metro Valley Community Newspapers, Glacier Media, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group and Corus Entertainment. A passionate supporter of local arts organizations, humanitarian and animal charities, Margaret brings enthusiasm and a deep connection to our local communities in her new role at Roundhouse Radio.

Paul Stewart, Digital Sales Manager: Paul has spent the past 20 years working in senior sales roles at US and Canadian financial institutions, leading sales teams at environmental not-for-profits and managing digital projects at technology startups. At Roundhouse Radio, Paul’s focus is on sales of innovative digital advertising campaigns while experimenting with the future of digital radio.

Roundhouse Radio 98/3 is a commercial station with a community focus, serving the needs of the people who live, work and play in the City of Vancouver. The Roundhouse difference is to provide a spotlight on an active citizenry: public debate, storytelling, live music, local arts and culture, community events, news and features focused on the City's neighbourhoods.

July 8, 2015
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Corus Entertainment Appoints Chris Sisam as General Manager, Corus Radio Toronto and Hamilton
Toronto ON

Corus Entertainment is pleased to announce that Chris Sisam, currently Regional General Manager, Corus Radio Western Ontario, has been appointed as General Manager for Corus Radio Toronto and Hamilton, effective today.

Chris will provide leadership and direction to Corus’ three stations in Toronto – Q107, 102.1 the Edge and Talk Radio AM640 – as well as continue his oversight of the Hamilton stations which include 95.3 Fresh Radio, Y108 and AM900 CHML. Chris brings over 25 years of results-driven sales and management experience to the markets under his purview.

Most recently, Chris was Regional General Manager, Corus Radio Western Ontario, where he led the Hamilton, London, Kitchener and Guelph markets. Prior to that, he was General Manager at Corus Radio Toronto and Vice President, Corus Radio Sales. Chris has also contributed to a number of industry associations. He is a member of the Radio Executive Committee at Numeris and has served on the Board of the National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS) and Canadian Broadcast Sales (CBS).

“Chris’ proven track record of driving revenue and achieving success in our radio markets will be a tremendous asset to our Toronto operations,” said Mario Cecchini, President, Corus Radio and Corus Média. “We look forward to Chris bringing his results-oriented leadership style to the Toronto cluster as we continue to grow our stations in this important market.”

Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. Corus’ brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, Rock 101, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh Radio, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at corusent.com.

94.9 Foo FM
Toronto ON

In light of the two completely sold out Foo Fighters shows in Toronto, 94.9 The Rock Toronto is now 94.9 Foo FM, a new website too @ 949FooFM.com

Craig Venn and Lucky, the laziest morning guys anywhere decided they wanted to try and get the most difficult tickets by changing the name of the station to impress Dave Grohl.

They actually think that Dave is send a limo to pick em up and escort them VIP style with backstage access to the show.

They even went today and bought a selfie stick for photographic evidence.

Nielsen + atVenu Modernize SoundScan's Venue Sales Reporting
Toronto ON

Nielsen and atVenu, the provider of a mobile and web-based solution used by artists to manage merchandise logistics while on tour, today announced a new collaboration that for the first time will allow artists to digitally report their venue sales to Nielsen’s music reporting tools, including Nielsen SoundScan, the industry-standard for music sales measurement. Beginning Friday July 10, to coincide with the new Friday Global Release Date, atVenu will become Nielsen’s preferred venue sales data provider and automatically submit all venue sales recorded in the atVenu app directly to Nielsen.

By providing daily venue sales to Nielsen, atVenu will enable faster verification of venue sales and alignment with the new Friday-to-Thursday sales cycle for charts. The atVenu app is the only way to deliver venue sales in a digital format to Nielsen.

“We’re very excited to announce this new venue sales reporting solution,” said Billy Law, Nielsen’s VP Content and Business Development for its Nielsen Entertainment group. “For a long time we’ve wanted to report venue sales on the same Sales Cycle as all of the other music sales information we collect for the industry, and this collaboration with atVenu will allow us to do that in time for the new Friday Global Release Date on July 10.”

Nielsen’s music reporting services will be available via atVenu to all artists, signed and independent, in the U.S. and Canada. For labels managing multiple artist accounts, a free dashboard will be available, allowing users to manage accounts, track sales and get a better view into the sales data pipeline.

“Since launch of the atVenu platform, we’ve managed the merchandise and music sales data for over 2,500 artists at more than 65,000 concerts,” said Ben Brannen, Co-Founder and President of atVenu. “We know how important SoundScan reporting is to our artists and their teams. This exciting collaboration revolutionizes how venue music sales are reported by providing artists with an easy-to-use solution that increases both accuracy and transparency of their data.”

atVenu’s Nielsen reporting service will go live on July 10, 2015. Any artist in the U.S. or Canada who would like to have venue sales reported to Nielsen can sign up with atVenu today. For more information, visit www.atvenu.com/soundscan.

ABOUT NIELSEN

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content—video, audio and text—is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com.
ABOUT ATVENU, INC.

Founded in 2012, atVenu develops leading-edge live event merchandise solutions that allow artists, venues, and event operators to maximize revenue from sales of merchandise to their event attendees and fans. Used by many of the world’s top touring artists and event operators, atVenu is the global leader in merchandise management software. For more information, visit www.atVenu.com.

atVenu: press@atVenu.com

July 2, 2015
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KG Country Hot Guy In A Hot Car SPCA Awareness Demonstration
Red Deer AB

KG Morning Show Host Matt Di Paola put together a special demonstration Thursday afternoon to bring awareness of why you should never leave your children or pets in the car in the summer when temperatures get way to hot.

Matt sat inside a vehicle at Fire Station #1 in Red Deer for 40 minutes to show what children and pets go through in the car. To make even more an impact to show what a dog would go through, Matt put on a heavy jacket.

EMT's where on hand monitoring Matt's heart rate and were there to make sure he was ok throughout the event as The car got up to 50 degrees Celsius within 10 minutes of starting. It was made quickly apparent how awful the situation truly is and how you need to never leave your loved ones inside a hot vehicle due to the negative effects that are seen very quickly

Also on hand was the Red Deer SPCA spreading awareness on how to help your animals if they are over heated

The KG Country team hope this brings more attention to keeping people from leaving anybody in the car when the weather heats up.

July 1, 2015
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ROCK 97.9 Raises $1395 For Foodbank In 2 Hours
Fort McMurray AB


Left to Right : Rachelle Rebus, Promotions Coordinator; Mike (Bikini Man); Chris Byrne, Afternoon Host

On Friday we took The Chris Byrne Program to the streets of Fort McMurray, AB for the Second EVER “Loose Change Challenge”. We ask drivers to roll down their windows, grab whatever change is in their ashtray, and THROW IT out the window. All money goes to the Wood Buffalo Food Bank. We raised $895 for the Foodbank by asking people to literally throw the money at Chris Byrne.

And listener Colin Hartigan agreed to top us up with another $500 for a total of $1,395. Fort McMurray proves, once again, that it is a very generous town. And Bikini Man Mike proved.. well.. we’re not sure what he proved but hey.. thanks for having some fun with us Bikini Man!

MANITOBA FRESH: Manitoba Music and Fresh Radio Team Up for Monthly Music Spotlight
Winnipeg MB

Manitoba Music is teaming up with Winnipeg’s modern music station, Fresh Radio, for a new monthly spotlight on local music, dubbed Manitoba Fresh.

Launching just in time for Canada Day, the new project will introduce audiences to a stellar slate of buzz worthy local artists emerging on the Canadian music scene. To help music fans get to know some of the hottest bands coming out of this province, Manitoba Fresh will feature on-air segments and online performances via Fresh Radio, and in-depth band profiles on manitobamusic.com.

“Our province is teeming with great musicians and Fresh Radio is thrilled to provide a platform to showcase new music,” said Casey Norman, Music Director, Fresh Radio Winnipeg. “Joining forces with Manitoba Music will allow us to provide exposure to exciting local acts and highlight them on our station.”

Electro rock favourite The Revival, is the first Manitoba Fresh act, just in time for the band’s blistering set at Canada Day at The Forks’ Under the Canopy stage. When The Revival first united in 2008 to rock Winnipeg’s underground party scene, the name embodied their music – an energizing fusion of past and present, digital and analog. But now, in 2015, that name represents a lot more. The foursome is set to make an impact with the release of its debut full-length in this year through local label, Pipe & Hat. What it showcases is the newest iteration of The Revival’s unique sonic hybridity, blending bits of electro, new wave, and even some world flavours with a foundation anchored in powerful alt rock.

“We’re excited to work with Fresh Radio to bring local music to an even wider audience and introduce listeners to some fantastic acts making their mark on the local and national stage,” says Manitoba Music’s executive director, Sean McManus. “Fresh Radio’s focus on modern music is a natural fit to amplify original Manitoba music.”

Hand-picked by the Fresh Radio team, Manitoba Fresh will continue to bring Manitoba’s modern music to the forefront every month. Tune in to 99.1 Fresh Radio and hit manitobamusic.com and freshradio.ca to celebrate local music, and stay tuned for so much more.

Manitoba Music is the hub of Manitoba’s vibrant music community. A member-based, not-for-profit industry association, it represents over 750 members in all facets of the music industry. Through its programs and services, Manitoba Music provides information, education and industry development opportunities to nurture, develop, and promote the growth and sustainability of the Manitoba music industry. Manitoba Music’s programs and services are made possible by the generous support of the Government of Canada, Province of Manitoba, FACTOR through the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, Manitoba Film & Music, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, Canada Council for the Arts, The SOCAN Foundation, and members of the music industry of Manitoba.

99.1 Fresh Radio Winnipeg is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. Corus’ brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh FM London, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at corusent.com. - See more at corusent.com

101.9 The Giant Turns It Over To Local Dance DJs This Summer
Sydney NS

When you think about music from Cape Breton, you can't be blamed for having fiddles and step dancers come to mind. But Cape Breton Island is also the home to a vibrant electronic music scene, and this summer our local dance music DJs are taking over 101.9 the Giant every Saturday night.

Starting this weekend, the Saturday Night Dance Party will feature a different DJ every week for the next 12 weeks (maybe longer!) With 4 hour sets starting at 10pm, you can hear our guest DJs spin the hits in their own way with a few other jams thrown in to keep it interesting!

June 29, 2015
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Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Vancouver Announces Senior News Team
Vancouver BC

Roundhouse Radio 98.3 proudly announces the signing of Kerry Marshall as News & Content Director, and Marcella Bernardo as Assistant News & Content Director.

Roundhouse Radio promises Vancouver residents a unique, hyper-local programming concept. Currently building studios in Railtown, the FM signal and digital platform will go live in the Fall of 2015. With the announcements of Marshall and Bernardo, the station is poised to roll out their full roster of on-air hosts over the next month.

CEO Don Shafer: “Roundhouse will be mostly talk, with just the right mix of music. We intend to use radio to break down barriers and learn more about each other - neighbours, businesses and communities. A strong content team, headed up by Kerry and Marcella, will be key to that.”

Kerry Marshall: Broadcaster, Journalist and News Director, Marshall brings over 40 years of radio experience to the Roundhouse team. He has been a staple of Vancouver's radio scene for many years, most notably as a broadcaster with JACK FM and CFOX.

Marcella Bernardo: Reporter, anchor and all-round news & music junkie since 1994, Bernardo spent most of her career in Vancouver. An RTNDA Award winner, she’s worked at News1130, and for the past 11 years at CKNW.

Director of Programming Tracey Friesen “We’re thrilled to attract such notable broadcasters to the ever growing Roundhouse family. Not only do they bring exceptional professional experience, but both Marcella and Kerry have heart. They will ensure that the people of Vancouver have a platform to truly be heard.”

Roundhouse Radio 98.3 is a commercial station with a community focus, serving the needs of the people who live, work and play in the City of Vancouver. The Roundhouse difference is to provide a spotlight on an active citizenry: public debate, storytelling, live music, local arts and culture, community events, news and features focused on the City's neighbourhoods.

June 28, 2015
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New Morning Show Co-Host and Afternoon Drive Hosts Named @ CHYM
Kitchener ON

Please welcome and congratulate two new members of the CHYM 96.7 team!

Mike Edgerton (Cash Conners) is our new morning show co-host and Sandra Crofford is our new afternoon drive host.

They faced fierce competition, internally and externally, over a long application period.

Sandra is originally from Saskatchewan. Her radio career brought her to CHUM FM, 102.1 the Edge, 99.9 Virgin Radio, and Z103.5. When her former pd Alan Cross was asked if he’d be a reference for her, he said “Damn right. 100%”. Sandra loves her new husband and bulldog named Porkchop! Sandra’s first day will be July 27th.

Mike Edgerton also known as Cash Conners is originally from Ottawa. He spent close to 5 years hosting the afternoon drive show at Rogers’ KiSS 92.5. He also worked at CHUM FM, Hot899, and 91.5 The Beat in Kitchener with Adele in the morning! Asked how he felt about joining CHYM, Cash said “I am excited to join Adele and Tara, two hugely talented personalities on the top rated heritage station. Kitchener is such a great city.” Cash’s first day will be July 20th

June 16, 2015
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MY Broadcasting Corporation to Purchase Pineridge Broadcasting Inc.
Renfrew ON


MY Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) based in Renfrew, Ontario, announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Pineridge Broadcasting Incorporated (PBI) of Cobourg, Ontario. PBI owns and operates radio stations CHUC (107.9fm The Breeze), CKSG (Star 93.3fm) both based in Cobourg and CJWV (Magic 96.7) based in Peterborough.

Commenting on the proposed acquisition, MBC President, Jon Pole said, “We're thrilled to be buying these stations from exceptional operators who really know radio. I’m excited about the stations; they will fit nicely into our game plan of concentration in Ontario.”

The combination of these two Cobourg stations and Peterborough’s Magic 96.7 create a perfect fit to the MBC portfolio. When all pending deals are completed, the number of stations owned by MBC will be 20 (including a recently approved license for a new radio station to serve Milton, Ontario).

Don Conway, President of Pineridge said, “MY Broadcasting is the ideal group to continue Pineridge's legacy of super serving our local communities. “PBI could not be happier to have found such a great home for our stations and valued employees”, Conway added.

This transaction is subject to CRTC approval expected this summer.

About MBC:
MBC: Ontario's Local Broadcast Company operates in 16 markets across Ontario. Markets include
Renfrew, Pembroke, Arnprior, Gananoque, Greater Napanee, Brighton, St. Thomas, Strathroy, Exeter,
Goderich, Kincardine, Port Elgin, Simcoe, Alliston, Orangeville and Peterborough. MBC has been
recognized for the past four years by PROFIT MAGAZINE as one of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies.
MBC specializes in providing outstanding local content, community involvement and business solutions
for our advertising partners. To learn more go to www.myfmradio.ca

About PBI:
PBI: Owned by Pineco Communications Inc. (75%) and Durham Radio Inc. (25%), PBI is a leading locally
owned independent radio company serving Northumberland County and Peterborough. Don Conway and
Dave Hughes are the managing partners in PBI. Many of PBI’s current employees have been with the
company for 15 years and more. To learn more go to www.pineridgemedia.ca

Blackburn Radio Owner, Richard Costley-White Passes Away
London ON

Almost a year after being diagnosed with Central Nervous System Lymphoma, Richard Costley-White (owner of Blackburn Radio Inc.)has died. He was 48.

Condolences to all at Blackburn, he friends and his family.

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June 10, 2015
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MY Kids Radiothon Raises $15,000 +
Medicine Hat AB


MY96, McDonalds, and The Medicine Hat Health Foundation came together for the first ever “MY Kids Radiothon” on June 4 & 5th.

The event featured MY 96’s Morning Team, KJ & Kirby, broadcasting from McDonalds for 30 Hours straight. The event highlighted the various kids’ needs at our local hospital while raising funds for those needs. Thanks to donations from McDonalds, the local business community, and MY 96 listeners, over $15,000 was raised.
KJ & Kirby kept the energy and passion level for the event high throughout, thanks to many local musical guests and stories from people in the Medicine Hat Community about how they and their families have been helped by various arms of the Medicine Hat Hospital.

MY 96 Program Director was thrilled with the response to the first ever “MY Kids Radiothon”.

“Medicine Hat is a pretty amazing place. If there’s a need, and you ask Hatters to step up, they do, every time! This was the first initiative for “MY Kids” and we envision many more down the road. We plan to help raise funds for kids needs, recognize fantastic kids in our community and provide fun family events too. We’re lucky to have the voice we have in Medicine Hat and area. We plan to use it to be a major positive force. We’re looking forward to our next MY Kids event already!”

All 3 entities involved are already eager to do it again next year!