Rogers Broadcasting enters London radio market
ROGERS PURCHASES BOB-FM FROM CHUM RADIO
TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ – Rogers Broadcasting Limited (RBL) today
announced that it has reached an agreement with CHUM Radio, a division
of CTV Limited, to purchase London radio station BOB-FM (CHST-FM). The
purchase is subject to CRTC approval.
“We’re excited about operating in the City of London,” commented Paul
Ski, Chief Executive Officer, Radio, Rogers Media. “Our stations always
have a local focus and we’re eager to build upon the strong local lens
that BOB-FM has on London.”
BOB-FM launched in 2000 in London and has continually been a ratings
leader in the market.
Rogers Broadcasting is a subsidiary of Rogers Media, a division of
Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI). Rogers Broadcasting has 53
AM and FM radio stations across Canada. Television properties include 5
Citytv stations and 5 OMNI local over-the-air stations, the specialty
channels; Rogers Sportsnet, Canada’s live-event leader, is comprised of
four channels, all of which are available nationally and in high
definition; OLN, Biography, G4Tech TV, Setanta Sports (Canada) and
Canada’s only televised shopping service, The Shopping Channel.