Thursday April 29th from 5:30am to 6:00pm, more than 50 ASTRAL RADIO stations will take part in raising MILLIONS of Dollars for Children’s Hospitals and pediatric health centres across the country. Last year the 2009 Radiothon collected over $7Million in donations; the largest sum ever raised in a single-day radiothon in Canada. To kickstart fundraising many ASTRAL stations are encouraging listeners to sign up to be official Change Crusaders / Bandits to “loot spare change” from family, friends, classmates & co-workers as a fun way to raise funds and make a big difference. Join the cause now and become a fan on facebook.
CMW - 2010 CANADIAN MUSIC AND BROADCAST INDUSTRY AWARDS
Decided upon by industry vote, the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards celebrate the very best RADIO has to offer with an annual gala held during Canadian Music Week to recognize outstanding achievement. Astral Media Radio's 999 Virgin Radio, the #1 Hit Music Station in Toronto was named 'Station Of The Year - CHR' at this year's ceremony held March 11th. It was a sweep in the 'Small Market' category for Astral's 99.9 SUN-FM Kelowna named 'Station of the Year' with Darren Robertson recognized as 'Music Director of the Year' and Mark Burley awarded 'Program Director of the Year'. Congratulations!
82 RADIO WEBSITES TO BENEFIT FROM EMMIS INTERACTIVE PARTNERSHIP
Access the press release: "Astral Media Radio Partners with Emmis Interactive to Super-Charge its Interactive Business". A long-term agreement is in place for the global software & consulting company to provide ASTRAL with its successful proprietary Audience Engagement platformBaseStation. With associated training it is a fully integrated solution to create two-way communication possibilities between the local stations and the audience while continuing to build on national sales and content strategies.
Astral Media Radio has launched an Internet site to offer a centralized platform for downloading musical ringtones compatible with most Canadian cellphone carriers. 61215.ca ‘The Mobile Superstore’/’La Boutique Mobile’ has a variety of ringtone & wallpaper categories to choose from. Top ringtones include ‘Beggin’ by Madcon and LinkinPark’s ‘New Divide’. >2 ringtones + 1 wallpaper for $6!
THE LARGEST AMOUNT RAISED FROM A ONE-DAY RADIOTHON EVENT IN CANADA.
On Thursday April 30th, fifty radio stations in 28 cities across Canada took part in the Astral Media National Day of Caring for Kids Radiothon to benefit 20 children’s hospitals and health care facilities across the country. Access the Astral Media PRESS RELEASE.