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Press Releases - 2012 August 31

THE AIRWAVES IN WINNIPEG WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

103.1 VIRGIN RADIO IS WINNIPEG'S ALL NEW #1 HIT MUSIC STATION

More hit music. More fun. And now, one of the largest radio movements on the planet has Winnipeg joining its ranks with the all-new #1 hit music station 103.1 Virgin Radio. The new Virgin Radio Street Team will be "Paying It Forward"; paying for gas fill-ups, covering tabs at the bar... letting everyone know that the hottest radio station in town just got hotter! Sharon Taylor, Vice-President and General Manager: "Credit has to go to Ace Burpee (host of Winnipeg's #1 morning show) who started the ball rolling this summer. Ace is a Richard Branson fan and knew that the values of the Virgin Radio brand matched the values that are also important to Winnipeg. We're all very excited, a Virgin Radio station in Winnipeg puts us on the Virgin worldwide map, allowing us to bring even more exciting artists, contests and fun to music fans in Winnipeg. We're incredibly pumped!" Link to Ace Burpee's Interview with Sir Richard Branson

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Press Releases - 2012 August 21

ARRIVAL OF NON-STOP COMEDY RADIO IN HAMILTON

FORMAT FLIP FROM 820 CHAM COUNTRY TO FUNNY 820

Launching at 8:20am, FUNNY 820 will feature non-stop comedy programming delivered by the best stand-up comics in the world. 820 is the second Astral Radio station to embrace the all-comedy format, following the successful launch of London, Ontario's FUNNY 1410 earlier this year. Former CHAM morning man Mike Nabuurs assumes the role of 'Ambassador of Funny' adding his personal brand of humour to the ongoing antics on FUNNY 820 on-air, on-line and on-the-streets!

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Tags : Hamilton, Comedy Radio

Press Releases - 2012 August 17

Canada's Virgin Radio Network Extends to London, Ontario

More Hit Music. More Entertainment. More Fun.

As of now, the largest radio movement on the planet makes London its new home with the all-new #1 hit music station 97-5 Virgin Radio.  Set to deliver the top 40 music format to London listeners with the true excitement and energy of the premium international Virgin Radio brand.  

97-5 Virgin Radio will entertain London 24/7 with the biggest promotions, the best personalities – including star host Ryan Seacrest and Canadian DJs Angry Kids – a new interactive web platform, a vibrant new street team and more. In the coming weeks, along with the hit music, Virgin Radio will be announcing a brand new talent line-up featuring what will undoubtedly be London’s new #1 morning show. Access Press Release 

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Press Releases - 2012 May 02

ASTRAL RADIO HELPS 'BREAKFAST CLUBS OF CANADA' TO SHINE

'HELP THEM SHINE!' CAMPAIGN RAISES $2.9 MILLION

A tremendous success for Breakfast Clubs of Canada in partnership with Walmart Canada to exceed their goal of $2.5million by raising $2.9million during the 'Help Them Shine!' campaign that took place February 16 to March 11, 2012. Funds raised go to support and launch new in-school breakfast programs. Astral Radio executed a customized Media Creativity program in 12 markets on 28 stations across Canada. The collective participation of all the radio stations supported the initiative to create awareness and promote the annual fund-raising with the help of spokesperson Arlene Dickinson (of Dragon's Den fame) - link to audio clip. Listeners were encouraged to buy $1 bookmarks at their local Walmart store. This included PSA's, live mentions/liners, interviews, remotes plus station website special event sections, digital ads & e-newsletters. In addition, other generous sponsors directed a portion of sales during the campaign.

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Tags : Breakfast Clubs Of Canada, Charity

Press Releases - 2012 February 01

ASTRAL RADIO LAUNCHES ON-DEMAND DIGITAL MUSIC SERVICE

NEW AND INNOVATIVE PLATFORMS TO DISCOVER AND SHARE MUSIC

On-Air, Online, On-Site > On-Demand.
Astral Radio is the first radio broadcaster in Canada to offer this interactive and entertaining on-demand music and music video streaming service. An extension of top-performing radio brands; the NRJ network, Virgin Radio stations, HOT 103 and the Sun FM network, targeted to Astral's connected audience. Available online now via radio station websites, the service will be offered for mobile devices this spring.
Access
Press Release for more details & direct links to the on-demand player.

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Tags : On-demand Player, Digital Music Service