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Radio News – The CRTC approves Groupe Attraction Radio ownership change

The CRTC has approved the change of effective control and ownership of Groupe Attraction Radio. The move transfers majority ownership of Groupe’s 14 regional,...

It’s National Radio Day!

On this National Radio Day, Radio Connects says AM/FM radio is still playing a critical role in the Canadian audio landscape. Caroline Gianias, president of...

Corus Toronto’s Sandra Carusi loses battle to cancer

Sandra Carusi, longtime Corus Toronto sales rep and host of Inside Jokes on AM 640 (CFMJ-AM), has lost her battle to breast cancer. Carusi died...

Evanov rebrands Live 105 Halifax in move to take on Newcap’s Q104

Evanov Radio’s Live 105 (CKHY-FM) Halifax has been rebranded to Rock 105.1, in a move to compete with ratings powerhouse Q104 (CFRQ-FM). Program director J.D. Desrosiers tells Broadcast Dialogue, the...

In radio headlines, Pattison poised to acquire Fabmar

The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group (JPBG) is poised to acquire Fabmar Communications and its four radio station licences in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan. Subject to...

Jim Pattison Broadcast Group to acquire Fabmar Communications

The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group (JPBG) is poised to acquire Fabmar Communications and its four radio station licences in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan. Subject to CRTC...

iHeartRadio Canada Podcast Network now on Spotify

Bell Media's iHeartRadio Canada Podcast Network has expanded its reach, announcing its podcasts are now available to listeners on Spotify. Right now, the Top 10 Bell Media-produced...

In Canadian radio headlines, Corus rebrands Fresh Radio Edmonton and Bayshore launches Country 102...

Corus Radio launched 92.5 The ‘Chuck Edmonton last Friday, a quirky, hyper-local rebrand of its Bright AC format 92.5 Fresh Radio (CKNG-FM). The ‘Chuck...

What The ‘Chuck? Corus rebrands Fresh Radio Edmonton

Corus Radio launched 92.5 The 'Chuck Edmonton at 6 am. Friday morning, a quirky, hyper-local rebrand of its Bright AC format 92.5 Fresh Radio (CKNG-FM). Brad Phillips, Corus VP...

Stingray makes hostile takeover bid for Music Choice network

Stingray Digital Group Inc. continued its growth streak this week, making an unsolicited, hostile-takeover bid for multi-platform video and music network Music Choice. The offer is...
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