Corus Entertainment first multi-market radio operator to launch HD Radio

(Toronto, Ontario) Corus Entertainment Inc. is pleased to announce it is the first multi-market radio operator to offer HD Radio in Canada. Listeners with access to HD Radio technology can tune into the digital signal of Toronto’s Talk Radio AM640 (CFMJ AM) found under Hamilton’s 95.3 Fresh Radio (CING FM), the first of Corus Radio stations to roll out with this service.

“Corus is excited to offer our audiences another listening option,” says Mario Cecchini, Executive Vice President, President, Corus Radio and Corus Média. “HD Radio represents an additional outlet in making our content more available and represents a new touch point for us as we work toward launching additional HD stations in our other Corus markets over the next few months.”

Given the strength of 95.3 Fresh Radio’s signal, listeners can experience Talk Radio AM 640 in clear HD Radio format by selecting the sub channel 95.3 HD2.

“The morning and afternoon drive day parts continue to remain strong listener segments. As car manufacturers increasingly upgrade their dashboards with HD Radio capabilities, this will offer our Corus Radio listeners clear and interference-free signals,” says Mario Cecchini.

To find out more about HD Radio on Talk Radio AM640, visit www.640toronto.com/hd.

About HD Radio
HD Radio stations broadcast a digital signal over traditional radio frequencies and allow for up to three additional stations of new local content to be accessed on the same channel. Listeners with HD Radio receive greater access to programming with a higher quality sound, devoid of static or signal issues, and new information such as the artist, song title or traffic information.

95.3 Fresh Radio and Talk Radio AM640 are owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based integrated media and content company that creates, broadcasts, licenses and delivers 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, animation software, and technology and media services. Corus’ brands include ABC Spark, Cartoon Network (Canada), CMT (Canada),  Disney Channel (Canada), HBO Canada, Nickelodeon (Canada), OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), TELETOON, Treehouse, W Network, YTV, Historia, La chaîne Disney, Séries+, TÉLÉTOON 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.

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For more information, please contact:

 

Christina Mastruzzo

Project Manager, Communications

Corus Entertainment

416.479.6129

christina.mastruzzo@corusent.com

 

 

Magda Krpan                                                                                                               

Director, Communications, Radio                                           

Corus Entertainment                                       

416.479.6054                                                      

magda.krpan@corusent.com