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Rogers Radio Adds Aboriginal Content to its Programming Lineup

TORONTO, Jan. 15 /CNW/ – Rogers Radio has signed Jennifer Ashawasegai, Anishinabek Nation citizen, to produce a weekly one-hour Aboriginal news magazine radio program. The program, Bamoseda, will feature national Aboriginal news, current affairs, community and culture features, as well as spotlights on entertainment. Bamoseda translates to “walking together” in the Anishinabe language.

Bamoseda will be aired on eight Rogers stations and streamed on the websites of these Rogers stations plus seven others. A weekly synopsis of the program will be included on each of the individual websites, plus Ashawasegai’s program website

“Rogers Radio is proud to expand the cultural diversity of our programming,” said Paul Ski, Chief Executive Officer, Radio. “Bamoseda will offer unique and original programming to private radio and will provide relevant content in the communities we serve.”

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with Rogers,” said Ashawasegai. “Bamoseda is a positive vehicle to showcase Aboriginal issues, diverse cultures as well as the many different genres of music from talented artists.”

Bamoseda will air on the following Rogers Radio stations: The River Lethbridge (CFRV-FM), Mountain FM Canmore (CHMN-FM), Mountain FM Squamish (CISQ-FM), Country 107.1 Abbotsford (CKQC-FM), World FM Edmonton (CKER-FM), The Kat North Bay (CKAT-AM), EZ Rock Timmins (CKGB-FM) and Oldies 1310 Ottawa (CIWW-AM). Bamoseda will also be available on these stations’ websites and on Rogers’ news radio websites including: News 1130 Vancouver (CKWX-AM), 680 News Toronto (CFTR-AM), 660 News Calgary (CFFR-AM), 570 News Kitchener (CKGL-AM), News 88.9 Saint John (CHNI-FM), News 95.7 Halifax (CJNI-FM) and News 91.9 Moncton.

Rogers Broadcasting is a subsidiary of Rogers Media, a division of Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI). Rogers Broadcasting has 54 AM and FM radio stations across Canada. Television properties include 5 Citytv stations and 5 OMNI local over-the-air stations. Specialty channels include Rogers Sportsnet, Canada’s live-event leader comprised of four HD channels, OLN, Biography, G4Tech TV, and Canada’s only televised shopping service, The Shopping Channel.