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Need to be proactive, can’t be reactive on radio trends: Bell, Rogers

Media | 11/09/2017 7:04 pm EST

TORONTO — If there’s one thing radio players can do to be successful in an industry that has faced new competition in recent years, it is to start putting more time and...

Bell launches HD radio signals in Toronto

Media | 07/05/2017 3:32 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s media division announced that high-definition signals for its four Toronto radio stations are now available. The company said in a press release dated June 30 that Toronto AM stations Newstalk 1010 and TSN 1050, as well as 99.9 Virgin Radio and 104.5 Chum FM in delivering “noise-free, digital audio alongside their regular analog audio broadcasts.” Bell said they are the first HD radio signals broadcasting from Toronto’s CN Tower. Last year, Rogers Communications Inc. launched HD signals in Toronto and Vancouver for some of its stations. Bell Media already has HD...

Rob Farina given expanded radio role

Media | 05/04/2017 9:01 pm EDT

Rob Farina will take on the role of head of radio content, strategy and iHeartRadio for BCE Inc.’s media division, the company announced in a Thursday press release. The position, effective May 29, will...

Rob Farina named head of iHeartRadio

Media | 12/15/2016 5:26 pm EST

BCE Inc. has named Rob Farina head of iHeartRadio, syndication and strategic initiatives at Bell Media Radio. Farina was previously brought in by the company to help advise on the launch of iHeartMedia Inc.'s free...

Rob Farina to advise on iHeartRadio launch

Media | 03/29/2016 4:44 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is bringing in a new face to help lead the launch of iHeartMedia Inc.'s free digital radio and music streaming service in Canada. As of May 1, Rob Farina will be Bell Media's senior advisor for the...

Rob Farina leaves Rogers after reported record label spat

Media | 11/20/2015 4:28 pm EST

Rob Farina has resigned as vice-president of content with Rogers Communications Inc.'s media division, the company has confirmed, following a report he called for a boycott of a record company he...