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ROGERS RADIO DELIVERS AN EXCLUSIVE LIVE CONCERT WITH HOMEGROWN MULTIPLATINUM HIT-MAKERS IN UP CLOSE & PERSONAL WITH HEDLEY, TAPING FEB. 26

- Visit www.KiSS925.com for the chance to be part of the live audience -
- 15 Rogers Radio stations and websites to air exclusive one-hour interview and concert on March 11,
hosted by Taylor Kaye from Toronto’s KiSS 92.5 -

(TORONTO – February 7, 2012) Rogers Radio today announced details of an exclusive acoustic performance and interview with JUNO Award-winning Canadian chart-toppers, Hedley. Hosted by Taylor Kaye from Toronto’s KiSS 92.5, the live-to-tape event Up Close & Personal with Hedley takes place Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Velma Rogers Theatre at the Rogers Campus in Toronto. Hedley fans in the Greater Toronto Area can visit www.KiSS925.com to enter a draw for the chance to be part of the live audience.

The one-hour, national special Up Close & Personal with Hedley will broadcast exclusively on 15 Rogers Radio stations and websites Sunday, March 11.

“Hedley is one of the most successful pop-rock bands in the music industry, and we are proud to feature this exclusive concert on Rogers Radio stations across the country,” said Julie Adam, Vice-President, Programming, Rogers Radio. “As a leading Canadian broadcasting company, we are committed to providing premium and engaging content to our listeners from coast to coast.”

Rogers Radio stations airing the Hedley special include: KiSS 92.5 and 98.1 CHFI in Toronto, CHYM 96.7 in Kitchener, 105.3 Kiss FM in Ottawa, Lite 95.9 in Calgary, 102.3 Clear FM in Winnipeg, Lite 92.9 in Halifax, 99.3 EZ Rock in Timmins, 105.3 EZ Rock in Sudbury, 100.5 EZ Rock in Sault Ste Marie, 100.5 EZ Rock in North Bay, 107.7 The RIVER in Lethbridge, 98.5 The Ocean in Victoria, Star 98.3 in Chilliwack, 91.7 The Bounce in Edmonton, and SONiC (107.5 Chilliwack, 92.5 Abbotsford, 104.9 Vancouver). Video footage of the special will be available exclusively on all station websites on Sunday, March 11. 

Multiplatinum-selling chart-toppers Hedley released their fourth studio album, Storms, in November 2011. The list of accolades for this Canadian band is long, with recent accomplishments including three consecutive double platinum certifications for Hedley (2005), Famous Last Words (2007) and The Show Must Go (2009); more than one million digital singles sold;  2010 JUNO Award for Video of the Year;  four Top 10 radio singles from The Show Must Go (“Perfect,” “Cha-Ching,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” and “Hands Up”); and one of the top 100 touring artists in the world in 2010 (Pollstar, October 18, 2010).

For a complete listing of Hedley’s Canadian “Shipwrecked” tour dates, visit www.hedleyonline.com

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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Media Contacts:
Nicolas Brancaccio, Rogers Radio, 416.764.3261, nicolas.brancaccio@rci.rogers.com
Michelle Lomack, Rogers Radio, 416.764.3190, michelle.lomack@rci.rogers.com


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