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98.1 CHFI and SONiC 102.9 Relaunch Online – More Content, More Interaction

January 31, 2011

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TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ – Rogers Media announced today that two of its #1 radio stations have new best-of-breed web services.  98.1 CHFI in Toronto and SONiC 102.9 in Edmonton have relaunched their websites giving the stations the ability to publish real time content that can be easily shared across their listeners’ social networks. The websites are based on the popular blog style format and are designed to get listeners quickly and easily to the content that matters the most to them.

Content highlights include the ability to “Listen Live”, check out the station’s recent play lists, buy songs, and share what you’re listening to with friends and followers. The websites also feature robust multimedia galleries, Twitter and Facebook posts, a proprietary loyalty club and contest sections.  

“CHFI and SONiC are flagship brands for Rogers Media and we are thrilled to announce their new online services. Our goal is to deliver the best listener experience across all our websites and mobile applications and these new services reflect our commitment to this goal,” said Claude Galipeau, SVP, Digital Media, Rogers Media Inc.

These websites can be found at www.chfi.com and www.sonic1029.com.

Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc., (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), operates Rogers Broadcasting and Rogers Publishing. Rogers Broadcasting has 55 AM and FM radio stations across Canada. Television properties include 5 Citytv stations as well as 5 OMNI multicultural television stations, Rogers Sportsnet consisting of four regional channels  and the nationally distributed Sportsnet ONE, and the Shopping Channel, 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.