Bell Media Radio’s NEWSTALK 1010 and TSN 1050 Now Available in Crystal Clear HD
— June 30, 2017
– Toronto AM stations join new HD radio simulcasts from Bell Media Radio’s 99.9 Virgin Radio and 104.5 CHUM FM, marking the first broadcasts from the CN Tower to provide the strongest HD radio signals in the city –
TORONTO (June 30, 2017) – Bell Media Radio launched the first HD radio signals broadcasting from the CN Tower today, providing all four of its Toronto radio stations in noise-free, digital audio alongside their regular analog audio broadcasts. The new digital HD signal of Toronto’s #1 Hit Music station, 99.9 Virgin Radio, also carries In-Depth Radio NEWSTALK 1010 on its second HD channel, while Today’s Best Music station 104.5 CHUM FM carries premiere sports station TSN 1050 on its secondary HD channel.
The stations’ transition to this new technology introduces a digital signal over its traditional radio frequency, enriching the audio experience for listeners in Toronto and the GTA by delivering digital radio’s trademark crystal clear sound.
“We are delighted to elevate theAM and FM listening experience by unveiling the station’s availability over HD Radio,” said Rob Farina, Head of Radio Content, Strategy, and iHeartRadio for Bell Media. “Adopting HD Radio allows us to serve our listeners with richer, cleaner sound, more diverse content, and better coverage in urban areas for our AM stations, which our listeners can also easily access on the same frequency.”
HD Radio can be enjoyed at home, on the road, or on the go, with portable or in-dash HD Radio devices receiving a signal over traditional radio waves, requiring no internet connection or monthly fee.
The Toronto stations join Bell Media Radio stations already broadcasting HD Radio signals in Montréal (Rouge FM 107.3, TSN Radio 690, CJAD 800), Ottawa (MAJIC 100, 580 CFRA, TSN Radio 1200), and Vancouver (103.5 QMFM and TSN Radio 1040/1410).
About Bell Media Radio Bell Media Radio is Canada’s top-ranked radio broadcaster, with 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada operating as part of the iHeartRadio Canada network, 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.