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Industry - 2011 May 02

'NATIONAL DAY OF CARING FOR KIDS RADIOTHON' : THURSDAY, MAY 5TH

OVER 20 HOSPITALS & CARE FACILITIES TO BENEFIT

Over 60 Astral radio stations across Canada will be taking part in this national broadcast event on Thursday May 5th from 6am-6pm. Thousands of people are involved in this project to generate substantial funds to support local care facilities; last year's total exceeded $7 Million directed to Children's Miracle Network & other children's charities. (Photo Credit: SickKids 2010)

The goal is always to raise more. Donations can be made via the Astral Radio online properties until May 8th. Fundraising is already in high-gear with postings on
the official facebook page; news of local market fundraising & location of the live broadcasts. And many examples of the types of compelling real stories you will hear the day of the radiothon. To demonstrate, here is a 2011 Crystal Awards PSA 'Silver' winning entry - Astral Radio Calgary 'My Brother's Waiting for You in Heaven'... you will be moved to tears. Please give generously.   

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Tags : Astral, Radiothon, Charity, Kids

Industry - 2011 February 09

TICKETS, GET YOUR TICKETS

CELEBRATE CANADIAN RADIO CREATIVE

The 2011 Crystal Awards Luncheon is being held Thursday, March 10th (12:00pm-2:15pm) in the Imperial Room at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto: Press Release. And here is an opportunity to hear last year's $10,000 Award-Winning 'Best In Show' Creative and the top finalists from the Performance Category: 2010 GOLD/PLATINUM - BEST IN SHOW: "Lip Paint"
Western Canada Lottery Corporation, Venture Communications, Calgary.
Click Below --> For Silver, Bronze & Honorable Mention Winning Creative.

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Industry - 2011 January 03

CANADIAN RADIO MUSIC AWARDS 2011

WILL HEDLEY WIN OUT OVER JUSTIN BIEBER?

Presented by Canadian Music Week, the Canadian Radio Music Awards honour Canada's hottest breakout acts who have achieved top airplay in six music formats based on radio "spins" in 2010. Canada's hottest radio stars will be celebrated at a gala luncheon hosted by boom 97.3's "Humble" Howard at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, March 11th. Feature performances by nominees include Hail the Villain, Stef Lang, JRDN, High Valley, Ash Koley & Down with Webster.  Tickets are available for purchase through www.cmw.net

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Tags : CMW, Awards, boom 97.3

Industry - 2010 November 30

EXTENSION OF ASTRAL RADIO TO MOBILE STREAMING

NEW APPLICATIONS TO DELIVER RICH DIGITAL CONTENT

Astral's Orbyt Media has reached an agreement with UBC Media Group to launch mobile streaming applications to extend the radio listener experience to top tier mobile devices. Scheduled to be introduced in early 2011, the rollout will involve the entire Astral Radio portfolio of 83 radio stations across Canada. In addition to live music streaming, functionality will include the ability for users to enter contests, share events via the social network of their choice, stream on-demand content and discover new music. The applications will provide exclusive content and allow for interactive participation between listeners and on-air personalities. The three year agreement will see future evolutions of the applications in keeping with individual station formats and branding.

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Tags : Astral Radio, Orbyt Media, Mobile Streaming, Digital

Industry - 2010 November 10

*UPDATE* : 2011 CRYSTAL AWARDS PROUDLY PRESENTED BY...

ASTRAL RADIO PLUS, CBS, CHUM RADIO SALES & TARGET BROADCAST SALES

Canada's only awards show dedicated exclusively to excellence in radio creative will be held Thursday March 10th, 2011 in Toronto. Four National Radio Sales Companies are working in partnership to maintain the tradition in place of the Radio Marketing Bureau (RMB) that closed effective August 31, 2010, to present the 46th Annual Crystal Awards.

The deadline for Creative Submissions has been extended to November 26th. 'Gold Winners' will all advance to compete for the ultimate "Best In Show" Platinum Award. This $10,000 Grand Prize automatically qualifies the winning entry to be submitted to the Cannes Lion Awards. Full details can be found at www.crystalawards.ca.  

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