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Press Releases - 2013 September 12

ALL COMEDY, ALL THE TIME WITH FUNNY 1060AM

CALGARY'S CLASSIC COUNTRY FLIPS TO STANDUP COMEDY 24/7

Calgary Commuters can now laugh to and from work by tuning to the hilarious new radio format that promises 24/7 standup comedy, including Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, George Carlin, Chris Rock, Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, and Dennis Miller. FUNNY 1060AM kicks off its side-splitting programming with the help from legendary funny man Tracy Morgan of 30 Rock fame, who will be performing five exclusive performances at The Laugh Shop.

"Our goal is to deliver a laugh a minute, and we'll be able to do this every minute of every day!" said Ross MacLeod, Brand Director, Bell Media Radio Calgary. "In between non-stop laughs, Funny 1060AM will offer live weather and traffic updates to help make the commute smooth for our listeners. We are excited to give Calgary something truly unique on the dial, and look forward to becoming Calgary's go-to station for the best stand-up performances from around the world. Hell, we might just become Calgary's second favourite radio station."

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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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Press Releases - 2012 January 03

NEW YEAR - NEW RADIO FORMAT

CANADIAN DEBUT OF COMEDY RADIO IN LONDON, ONTARIO

Oldies 1410 (CKSL), an Astral Radio property, became FUNNY 1410 on New Year's Day 2012. Canada's first all comedy station featuring the biggest names in stand up from Canada and around the world. Fast moving and topical, it is patterned after a comedy club approach (Press Release). "Our goal is to deliver a laugh a minute, and we'll be able to do this, 24/7! We will provide great content through the airwaves, as well as online with the launch of www.funny1410.ca. We are delighted that this new brand will enable advertisers to explore new creative paths" - Tom Cooke, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Astral Radio London.

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Tags : Comedy Radio, London