Q107 RADIO’S JOHN DERRINGER RENEWS CONTRACT WITH CORUS ENTERTAINMENT

(Toronto, Canada) Corus Entertainment is pleased to announce a new 10-year agreement with John Derringer and Toronto’s classic rock station, Q107. With this long-term agreement, John will continue in his role as the morning drive host of Derringer in the Morning.

“Corus is my home, and Q107 is the family room where we get to sit and have a laugh every day with the very loyal Q107 audience,” said John Derringer. “In the entertainment business, there’s nothing more important than being surrounded by people who understand and support what you do.”

“As one of Toronto’s most recognized voices, John has put his own unique stamp on morning radio in this city. He exemplifies the calibre of exceptional talent and programming that Corus is committed to delivering to its audiences,” said Chris Pandoff, Executive Vice President and President, Corus Radio.  “John’s extraordinary ability to connect with listeners has helped solidify Q107’s dominant position in the marketplace.”

John Derringer has been named Radio Personality of the Year nine times by Canadian Music Week and Favourite Toronto Radio Personality by the Toronto Sun, EYE WEEKLY and NOW Magazine. A tireless supporter of many philanthropic causes, Derringer continues to be an advocate of the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness through Derringer’s 13 Days of Christmas, and the B.A.D. Ride which benefits the Distress Centres of Toronto.

Q107 (CILQ-FM) is Toronto’s legendary classic rock station and the most listened to rock station in Canada. Q107 is home to John Derringer in the morning with Maureen Holloway and Ryan Parker, and rock-legend Kim Mitchell in afternoon drive.  Q107 also features the premiere classic rock documentary produced in Canada, The Legends of Classic Rock and the highly rated and critically acclaimed Psychedelic Psunday. Tune in to Q107 on the FM dial or listen live at www.q107.com.

Q107 is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CFOX, CKOI, 98,5 FM, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) exchange. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

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For more information, please contact:

Magda Krpan
Communications Manager, Radio
416.479.6054

Lorraine Zarb
Project Manager, Communications
416.479.6129


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