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Rogers 60th

Celebrating 60 years of bringing Canadians the best.

The Ted Rogers Legacy: From our family to yours.

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We’re celebrating 60 years of serving Canadians.

This year, we are celebrating six decades of memorable moments – 60 milestones that built our company and forever changed how we connect to each other and the world around us.

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Unveiling our 60 memorable moments.

Moment #1: CHFI

In 1960, Ted Rogers bet big to launch Canada’s first FM station at a time when AM radio dominated, and only 5% of listeners had FM receivers. With one bold move, Ted changed the communications landscape forever.

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  • Moment #2: CFTO

    In 1961, while still a law student, Ted Rogers partnered with John Bassett, the Eaton family and John Alred to launch CFTO – Toronto’s first private TV station.

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  • Moment #3: 680 AM

    In 1962, Ted Rogers launched CHFI’s sister station, CHFI AM. The station would evolve with the times, from CHFI simulcast, to CFTR Top 40 hits, to its all-news 680NEWS format today – but getting here took a lot of fine tuning.

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Moment #4: Rogers Cable

In 1967, Canada’s Centennial, there was a spirit of growth, of newness — and cable aligned with this spirit of innovation, connection, and Canadian pride. Ted Rogers believed the new technology would transform the television experience — and he was right.

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  • Moment #5: First Call Centre

    Through the late 1960s, Rogers Cable expanded at a rapid pace, growing its customer base tenfold every five or six months. With the July 1967 purchase of Bramalea Telecable Ltd. in Brampton, Rogers had its first customer call centre.

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  • Moment #6: Moon Landing

    In 1969, we hitched the Rogers name to a rocket and blasted into the future with a live public screening of the momentous moon landing at Nathan Phillip Square at Toronto’s city hall. It was one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind – and televising the extraordinary events that unite cities, countries, and the world.

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