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680News launches local news Apple iPhone application

TORONTO, Jan. 27 /CNW/ – Rogers Media announced today that it has launched an Apple iPhone application for 680News, its highly popular, Toronto-based, 24-hour live radio station.

The 680News Apple iPhone app will be available exclusively to Rogers Wireless and Fido customers with up to-the-minute news stories, traffic and weather information, along with live streaming, live traffic cams, and on-demand weather and traffic updates.

Featuring the latest in local, national and international news that affect people living in Toronto, the 680News Apple iPhone app offers the latest traffic and business reports as well as live radio streaming.

“The 680News Apple iPhone app is news you can use on the go in the Greater Toronto Area. This app builds on the trusted 680News brand for local news, weather and traffic,” said Claude Galipeau, SVP, Digital Media, Rogers Media Inc. “The application continues our digital efforts in local information and ad solutions, and complements the popular 680News BlackBerry application released last year.”

The Apple iPhone application can be downloaded for free from the iTunes app store or by visiting

Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc., (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), operates Rogers Broadcasting and Rogers Publishing. Rogers Broadcasting has 54 AM and FM radio stations across Canada. Television properties include 5 Citytv stations as well as five OMNI multicultural television stations. Rogers Sportsnet, Canada’s live event leader, is comprised of four channels, all of which are available nationally and in high definition, and the Shopping Channel, is a televised and Internet shopping service. Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer magazines such as Maclean’s, Chatelaine, Flare, L’actualité and Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications. All media properties are integrated with their own popular web sites. Rogers Media also owns the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Rogers Centre, a year-round sports and entertainment facility.