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Rogers buys podcast producer Pacific Content

Media | 05/01/2019 5:20 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. today announced that it is acquiring the Vancouver-based podcast company Pacific Content. “Podcasting is a big part of the future of audio. We quickly identified its immense potential and are being aggressive in this space,” said Julie Adam, senior vice-president of Rogers Radio in a press release. The release added that Pacific Content “was the first branded content podcast business to launch in the world, in 2015, and today is one of the largest in North America.” Pacific Content makes podcasts branded for specific businesses, including Slack...

Rogers to buy Alberta station CJCY-FM

Media | 01/17/2018 12:24 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. said it will buy an Alberta radio station after coming to an agreement with Clear Sky Radio Inc. to acquire the licence of the station. The Medicine Hat classic hits music station CJCY-FM at 102.1 also services communities including Redcliff, Dunmore, Seven Persons and Bow Island. The CRTC must still approve the deal, but closing is expected in the coming months, a Tuesday press release said. "CJCY has earned a strong local listener base in the community, and we're excited to have the opportunity to build on the station's legacy and continue its success,"...

Rogers buying Vancouver station for Sportsnet brand

Media | 04/25/2017 6:14 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. said Tuesday it intends to purchase a Vancouver radio station from Newcap Inc., adding it to its stable of all-sports stations. In a press release, the company said the transaction...

500 Canadian radio stations to be available through app

Media | 09/28/2016 5:28 pm EDT

Radio stations from some of Canada’s biggest broadcasters—including Rogers Communications Inc., Cogeco Inc., Newcap Inc., and Corus Entertainment Inc., among...

Rogers buying two Ontario radio stations

telecom | 09/27/2016 6:04 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. said Monday the company is buying Tillsonburg Broadcasting Company Ltd., which operates the Country 107.3 and Easy 101 radio stations in southwestern Ontario. "Continuing to...

Rogers launches first Canadian music radio app for Apple Watch

telecom | 09/28/2015 2:59 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Monday that its KiSS 92.5 in Toronto is the first Canadian music radio station to launch an app for Apple Inc.’s Apple Watch. It said in a press release...

Rogers announces three new executives, Paul Ski to retire

telecom | 12/16/2014 8:14 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. announced the retirement of senior vice-president of radio and regional broadcast operations Paul Ski on Tuesday as well as three new appointments to its senior executive team. Ski will step down on Dec. 31 and is to be succeeded by Julie Adam, a 15-year veteran of the company who served most recently as program director at 98.1 CHFI in Toronto, according to a news release. The company also named Navaid Mansuri as head of the partnership between Rogers and Vice Media Inc., effective immediately. Mansuri will oversee “all facets of Vice in Canada,” the release said, including content, advertising and finance, and will “act at the liaison between Vice Studio and Rogers.” Rogers said Mansuri is a CPA with more than 20 years of experience...