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  1. Industry News
    BCE Inc plans to acquire Astral Media in a $50-a-share cash-and-stock deal putting the price tag at $3.38 billion. The acquisition, announced on March 16th, will strengthen BCE's telecommunications assets in Quebec and drastically improve its competitive position against other rivals, notably...
  2. Industry News
    Just two years after Astral Radio switched The Bear in Ottawa to Virgin Radio, Canada's largest radio broadcaster is switching it back. Starting this week, Astral says The Bear will "return to more of the rock music that they know and love drawn from a deeper, wider musical catalogue." Going...
  3. Industry News
    Last week at an industry awards ceremony, Toronto's Virgin Radio 999 was announced as the Canadian Radio station of year. Since its inception about 18 months ago, the station which is owned by Astral Media and under license with Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Radio International has become...
  4. AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry
    Astral Media, Canada's largest radio broadcaster, today announced the launch of its second, third and fourth commercial FM radio stations under license with Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Radio International. In early January 2009, the stations now known as 95 Crave (95.3 FM) in Vancouver, The...
  5. AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry
    Astral Media, Canada's largest radio broadcaster, today announced the launch of its second, third and fourth commercial FM radio stations under license with Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Radio International. In early January 2009, the stations now known as 95 Crave (95.3 FM) in Vancouver, The...
  6. AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry
    Astral Media today announced the launch of the first North American commercial FM radio station under license with Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Radio International. Virgin Radio began broadcasting at 4:00 p.m. today on the 99.9 FM Toronto frequency and will replace Mix FM. Astral says Virgin...
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