ROGERS RADIO SECURES ONE OF THE BEST RADIO SHOWS NOT ON THE RADIO... HUMBLE AND FRED, STARTING TODAY
- 19 Rogers Radio websites to stream unique and cutting-edge Humble and Fred Radio.com podcasts -
- Catch Humble and Fred Radio on-the-go using the free Rogers Radio app -
(TORONTO – January 24, 2012) Rogers Radio today announced the debut of Humble and Fred Radio.com across 19 Rogers Radio websites and on mobile devices through the Rogers Radio app. Humble and Fred Radio.com is an uncut, uncensored and irreverent podcast baked fresh daily and delivered to listeners around the world. In each podcast, fan-favourites “Humble” Howard Glassman and Fred Patterson offer up a variety of special guests, hot-topic discussions and very funny content.
“We are very proud to partner with Humble and Fred and offer this unique, innovative show to our Rogers Radio listeners,” said Julie Adam, Vice-President, Programming, Rogers Radio. “It’s like having another Rogers radio station that lives solely in the digital space.”
Rogers Radio now offers listeners free access to Humble and Fred Radio.com, available on 19 Rogers Radio websites – granting unrestricted access to the popular podcasts, 24 hours a day. With just the click of a button, fans can tune in and catch up with Humble and Fred on the following Rogers Radio station players: 680News.com, Sportsnet590.ca, Sportsnet960.ca, Jackfm.com, 1031Jackfm.com, Jackfm.ca , SONiC1029.com, Rock977.ca, Rock979.ca, Rock106.ca, 92CitiFM.ca,1023bob.com, Chez106.com, 923Jackfm.com, KRock1057.ca,foxradio.ca, Q92Rocks.com, Q92Timmins.com and Rock1053.ca.
Also available for free on the exclusive Rogers Radio app, Humble and Fred Radio.com can be caught on-the-go with this all-access pass to their made-in-Canada podcasts. App users can browse by station, location or genre, connecting instantly with stations nationwide. At the tip of their fingers, listeners can check out recent playlists, request songs and directly link to station websites.
“We’ve never had so much fun,” said Patterson. “And to have Rogers recognize our efforts and want to give us access to their millions of listeners is flattering. Rogers’ vision of the future is very impressive.”
“We’re very happy to be part of the Rogers Family,” said Glassman. “In fact, from now on we’re going to call Bob McCown dad, and Erin Davis can be our mom.”
Humble and Fred have been part of the Canadian radio landscape for more than 30 years. “Humble” Howard Glassman started his career in his hometown, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, before moving to Vancouver, Montreal and then Toronto. Patterson has worked exclusively in Toronto. The Humble and Fred Show became the morning show at 102.1 The Edge in 1989 where they were voted the best morning show in Canada four times by the Canadian Music Industry. Now, after six years apart, Humble and Fred are together again, with the same attitude, on a different platform and supported by Canada’s leading radio broadcaster - pretty cool, eh?
About Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc., (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), operates Rogers Broadcasting Ltd. and Rogers Publishing Ltd. Rogers Broadcasting has 55 AM and FM radio stations across Canada. Television properties include five Citytv stations, five OMNI multicultural television stations, Sportsnet (consisting of four regional channels and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE), and The Shopping Channel, a televised and internet shopping service. Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer magazines, such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, Flare, L'actualité, and Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications. All media properties are integrated with their own popular websites. Rogers Media Inc. owns Rogers Centre stadium, a year-round sports and entertainment facility, and the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.
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