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Industry - 2012 October 22

IS YOUR RADIO CREATIVE WORTH $10,000?

ENTER THE 2013 CRYSTAL AWARDS AND FIND OUT!

Entry deadline for Radio Creative submissions is Sunday, November 11, 2012. The competition, which sees awards presented in various categories, features a $10,000 cash grand prize for the "best in show" entry. The Crystals honour outstanding achievement in agency and station radio creative from across the country. The 2013 event moves from the traditional luncheon to an evening event at a new venue, the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel (Grand Ballroom).  Please visit www.crystalawards.ca for more information.

The 2013 Crystal Awards are presented by Astral RadioPlus, Bell Media - National Radio Sales, Canadian Broadcast Sales and Target Broadcast Sales. These companies believe in the power of radio creative and proudly represent over 600 English and French radio stations across Canada.

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Industry - 2012 June 18

ASTRAL TAKES ON CANNES' COLOURS

RADIO PROJECTS AT THE LIONS

The 59th International Festival of Creativity is underway in Cannes from June 17th to 23rd, and Astral is proud to report back on all of the action. We invite you to consult the 'Astral TVPlus Blogue', Twitter or facebook account to follow the coverage. Link to read about two examples of outstanding media creativity cases in radio. Some of the articles will also be featured in Infopresse's special daily Cannes newsletters, for which Astral is the presenting Sponsor. Cannes Lions 2012 entries reached an all-time high with over 34,000 entries across 15 categories from 87 countries; an overall increase of 19%. Radio Lions +31% with 1784 entries versus 1363 in 2011.

Fingers crossed for 'McTRAFFIC' to win the 'Best Use Of Audio': McDONALD'S CANADA, OMD CANADA (Toronto) and Astral RadioPlus. Seven of 76 entries were short-listed for the category. Impressive!
Congratulations to Murray Christenson, Vice President Media Creativity, and everyone involved in bringing McTraffic to the Astral Radio airwaves.

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Industry - 2012 March 01

HUNDREDS OF ENTRIES... ONE $10,000 GRAND PRIZE

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR THE 2012 CRYSTAL AWARDS LUNCHEON

This year's event will take place on Thursday, March 22nd in the Imperial Room at The Fairmont Royal York, beginning at 12:30pm. See Press Release. Comedic talent Jean Paul (photo) to host the Luncheon, and the musical guest is Justin Nozuka. We hope to see you there!

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Industry - 2011 November 01

2012 CRYSTAL AWARDS SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

ENTRY DEADLINE > FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011

The Crystal Awards honour outstanding achievement in agency and station radio creative from across Canada, showcasing innovation and celebrating a broad range of industry sectors - Press Release.  The Luncheon Gala sponsored in part by Astral RadioPlus takes place Thursday, March 22, 2012 during Canadian Music Week.

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Industry - 2011 June 13

ASTRAL MEDIA RELEASES CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

2010/11 : MAJOR CULTURAL, COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENTS

The first annual report is available for download via http://www.astral.com/en/social-responsibility  An impressive overview of Astral's dedication to supporting Canadian culture through financial contributions to film, television and music. And the means to which Astral uses its media properties to increase public awareness of many causes: 'In 2010, this support represented a value of over $25 million, in addition to the more than $12 million donated by Astral listeners during three major radiothons benefiting some twenty children's hospitals across the country, the Quebec Breakfast Club and earthquake victims in Haiti."

"The 2,800 members of the Astral team are very proud to play a leading role in all of the communities we inform and entertain each day."

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