CBC announced today it will introduce new radio stations and internet services for the London area and the Kitchener-Waterloo region beginning in the fall of 2012. Earlier this year, the public broadcaster announced new stations in Kelowna, Kamloops and Victoria.
The new stations are part of the CBC's five-year strategic plan to provide new or expanded service to more than seven million Canadians in large population centres which were identified as being unserved or underserved by CBC service.
Susan Marjetti, CBC Managing Director of Toronto and Ontario Regions said the CBC's goal is to offer local service which reflects and connects the urban nature of the respective cities. This will include the top local news of the day, arts and culture.
Marjetti says further details about the new services are expected to be announced in coming months.
The network also said today that it will add new weekend news programming in Edmonton, Ottawa, the Maritimes and St. John’s through the spring and fall of 2012. In May, the corporation said it would expand weekend news in Toronto and Calgary.
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