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Rogers Media Takes Centre Stage With Exclusive Live Coverage of the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on City

–  Kevin Frankish anchors special live national editions of Breakfast Television, live from Los Angeles on Friday, Jan. 24 and Monday, Jan. 27 from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT
      Live from the official GRAMMY® red carpet, Entertainment City: Live at the GRAMMY®s airs Sunday, Jan. 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT on City and GRAMMYs.ca

      Barenaked Ladies frontman Ed Robertson joins Rogers Media’s A-list team of on-air personalities to bring exclusive live coverage from the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® airing Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on City

 
TORONTO (January 13, 2014) From the party circuit buzz and highly-anticipated red carpet arrivals, to unforgettable star performances - and everything in-between - Rogers Media delivers live multiplatform coverage including three national specials, leading up to Music’s Biggest Night®.
 
Celebrating the music industry’s most accomplished artists, the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® will air live on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on City.
 
“We’ve pulled out all the stops for this extraordinary night, showcasing the diversity of our talent and brands across Rogers Media to bring audiences an unforgettable experience,” said Scott Moore, President, Broadcast, Rogers Media.  
 
Breakfast Television (national edition) – Friday, Jan. 24 from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT on City
Counting down to GRAMMY weekend,City’s popular morning show, Breakfast Television, will go live from Los Angeles in a special national edition. Anchored by Kevin Frankish and featuring City’s on-air red carpet team, viewers will get a sneak-preview of the events to come with the day’s first scoop on the most-talked about parties and GRAMMY gossip. 
 
Entertainment City: Live at the GRAMMY®s – Sunday, Jan. 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT on City and GRAMMYs.ca
As the exclusive Canadian media outlet broadcasting live from the official GRAMMY red carpet, City’s A-list team of on-air personalities – Dina Pugliese (Breakfast Television Toronto), Tracy Moore (Cityline), Alex Despatie (Breakfast Television Montreal), and Brad Smith (Entertainment City/Your World This Week) bring viewers up close and personal with the night’s big celebrity arrivals. Joining the on-air team is two-time GRAMMY nominee, Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies), along with Cityline, and Chatelaine fashion correspondent Susie Wall.
 
Breakfast Television (national edition) – Monday, Jan. 27 from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT on City
City takes viewers on an insider’s tour of the music industry’s biggest event with another special national edition live from Los Angeles where Kevin Frankish and the GRAMMY red carpet team share highlights from the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards.  Immediately following the broadcast, Cityline joins the action from Los Angeles, where host Tracy Moore and Susie Wall recap the night’s fashion hits and misses.
 
Rogers Radio Live Coverage and National Pre-GRAMMY Special
In addition to City’s expansive television coverage, listeners will get a glimpse into the action backstage at the STAPLES Center live throughout the night with Rogers Radio host Taylor Kaye (KiSS 92.5), and music reporter Rudy Blair (680News) (check local Rogers Radio websites for more details). Leading up to the event, music fans can get primed for the big night as Rogers Radio presents a one-hour special featuring music and intimate interviews from this year’s big GRAMMY nominees including Canadian superstars Drake, Robin Thicke, as well as leading songstresses, Lorde, and Katy Perry. The special will air on select Rogers Radio stations across Canada during the week of January 20. Special GRAMMY coverageto air on Rogers Radio stations across Canada, check local Rogers Radio websites for more details.
 
 
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About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.
 
About Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), is a diversified leading Canadian media company that engages in television and radio broadcasting, publishing, digital, and sports entertainment. Rogers Broadcasting has 53 AM and FM radio stations across Canada; television properties include seven City stations, five OMNI multicultural television stations, Sportsnet (consisting of four regional channels and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet World, and Sportsnet 360), and The Shopping Channel, a televised and internet shopping service.  Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer and online magazines, such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, L'actualité, Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications. Rogers Media's suite of digital assets includes 90+ owned and 300+ premium partnership sites. Rogers Media Inc. owns Rogers Centre stadium, a year-round sports and entertainment facility, and the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.
 
Media Contact
Charmaine Khan, Rogers Media, Charmaine.khan@rci.rogers.com, 416-764-3071

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