580 CFRA Bolsters Programming Slate with Addition of VIEWPOINTS WITH TODD VAN DER HEYDEN, Beginning this Sunday (August 21)

— August 18, 2016

– Nationally syndicated news and current affairs program hosted by CTV News Channel Anchor Todd van der Heyden celebrates expansion into fifth market in five years with introduction to Ottawa’s 580 CFRA –

OTTAWA (August 18, 2016) – Bell Media Radio announced today the expansion of national news and current affairs program VIEWPOINTS WITH TODD VAN DER HEYDEN into the Ottawa market. Beginning Sunday, August 21st at 7 p.m., listeners across the Ottawa region can turn to 580 CFRA News Talk Radio to tune into the three-hour-weekly, nationally syndicated weekend program featuring compelling guests and irreverent conversation, hosted by veteran CTV journalist and CTV News Channel Anchor, Todd van der Heyden. Todd Covering top headlines from politics to pop culture, and entertainment to current affairs, listeners can turn to VIEWPOINTS WITH TODD VAN DER HEYDEN for an insightful take on the stories that matter to Canadians. Also featuring the latest “watercooler stories”, interviews with best-selling authors and documentary filmmakers, along with a loving dose of geek culture, Van der Heyden welcomes a dynamic roster of guests each week, including top newsmakers and celebrities from across Canada and around the world. “Todd’s penchant for delivering breaking news and accomplished storytelling make him the perfect chaperone to guide a timely, topical, and engaging conversation with Ottawa listeners,” said Peter Angione, Director News and Information Programming, Bell Media Ottawa. “We’re delighted to add VIEWPOINTS WITH TODD VAN DER HEYDEN to our weekly programing lineup, and to broaden the national reach of this terrific program to include listeners from across the nation’s capital.” “I’m excited to expand our radio broadcast into Ottawa on 580 CFRA – the legendary station I listened to during part of my childhood living in Ottawa, and later while attending Carleton University,” said van der Heyden. “The three-hour radio format allows me and my guests to delve deeper into stories, engaging in a longer conversation on the topics that matter.” Launched on Montreal’s CJAD 800 in October 2011, VIEWPOINTS WITH TODD VAN DER HEYDEN has since broadened its content and expanded its footprint, now reaching audiences across five markets through national syndication on Bell Media Radio News/Talk stations across Canada, including:  
Station Broadcast
CJAD 800 AM (Montréal) Saturdays from 1-4 p.m.
580 CFRA News Talk Radio (Ottawa) Sundays from 7-10 p.m.
NEWSTALK 610 CKTB (St. Catharines, Ont.) Sundays from 10a.m.-1 p.m.
NEWSTALK 1290 CJBK (London, Ontario) Saturdays from 6-9 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m.
CFAX 1070 (Victoria, B.C.) Sundays from 5-8 p.m.
Following its weekend broadcasts, a podcast of VIEWPOINTS WITH TODD VAN DER HEYDEN is available every Monday. With 20 years of experience in broadcasting including 17 years with CTV News, van der Heyden first joined CTV Montreal in January 2000 as a daily reporter. In 2003 he was assigned the investigative segment, ON YOUR SIDE, which he hosted for five years until his promotion to Co-Anchor of CTV Montreal’s flagship weekday 6 p.m. and noon newscasts. Throughout his career, van der Heyden has won several industry awards for his reporting, including three RTNDA awards and a CAB award.

About Bell Media Radio

Bell Media Radio is Canada’s top-ranked radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada, including Virgin Radio, Canada’s #1 ranked contemporary hit radio network, along with top brands TSN, ÉNERGIE, CHUM FM, Rouge fm, and QMFM. Recognizing the diversity of each market it serves, Bell Media Radio has a strong reputation for providing exemplary service to these communities and is a leader in innovative programming. In addition to music, news, weather, and sports, listeners also tune in for information on local politics, events, entertainment, and other community issues. Across Canada, Bell Media Radio is the largest radio provider and is ranked first in people reached and hours tuned.


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