Bell Media Radio Plus
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Press Releases - 2011 October 04

ASTRAL RADIO TO GUARANTEE 95% GRP DELIVERY IN PPM MARKETS

AND... OFFERS A NEW 'FLEXIBLE' CANCELLATION POLICY

 Video launch of the Astral Radio exclusive offer to advertisers: Accountability - Confidence - Leadership - Partnership. 
"Trust - of our clients and in our product - is paramount at Astral Radio. Our objective is to deliver results. You have our word on it!"
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Tags : Astral Radio, Guarantee, PPM

Press Releases - 2011 August 02

ASTRAL RADIO PLUS OPENS CALGARY SALES OFFICE

WELCOME BACK HILARY!

Fast forward about five years or so... name change from Hilary Pickering to Hilary Whyte... replace the baseball cap with a cowboy hat and you have the new National Sales Manager - Alberta, for the brand-new Astral RadioPlus Calgary Sales Office. Hilary pictured here at a staff summer party circa 2005, is in place already having most recently been the Retail Sales Manager for Astral Radio Calgary. Back in the day - Hilary transitioned from a successful stint in New Business Development to being one of the top National Account Managers in the Toronto office before heading West.  A welcome return to the Astral RadioPlus Team - Congratulations Hilary!

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Tags : Calgary, Astral RadioPlus

Feature - 2011 June 11

VIRGIN RADIO HAS GONE MOBILE, OTHER BRANDS TO FOLLOW!

LAUNCH MAY 25 > 4.5 STAR RATING WITHIN THE FIRST WEEK

Currently available for download on iTunes, the Virgin Radio app provides music lovers with the ultimate mobile experience on the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices. Rave reviews for the easy-to-use interface allowing users to gain access to live streaming for the Virgin Radio stations across Canada - Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Features include playlist history, station blogs, contests, the ability to share music titles with friends, and purchase tracks from the iTunes store - all on-the-go. Within the first two weeks of the launch, the Virgin Application generated more than 60,000 downloads, climbing to the #1 spot of the iTunes Free Music Application category in Canada. Next brands to follow suite: Winnipeg's #1 Hit Music Station HOT 103 & the NRJ network.

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Tags : Astral Radio, Mobile Streaming, Virgin Radio

Press Releases - 2011 January 17

NEWLY APPOINTED VP & GM OF ASTRAL RADIO PLUS EARNED HIS STRIPES

DEAN RUTHERFORD STEPS UP AS LESLEY CONWAY JOINS OUT-OF-HOME

Having first proven himself as an Account Manager at the start of his national radio sales career, over more than ten years, Dean has held a number of Management positions most recently as Vice-President, National Sales.
It came as no surprise that Dean was named as successor to Lesley Conway who accepted a new challenge as Executive Vice-President, Sales English Canada for Astral Out-Of-Home after nearly three years with Astral RadioPlus. To paraphrase Bill Herz, VP Sales, Astral Radio: "Well respected by our sales people, station clients and buying community for his business acumen and relationships, this is a natural progression for his abilities and talent." Congratulations Dean!

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Tags : Astral RadioPlus, National Sales

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