CBC Saskatoon celebrates the on-air launch of CBC Radio One's Saskatoon Morning with an Open House on Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 to 9:00 am

SASKATOON, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - To celebrate the on-air launch of CBC Radio One's Saskatoon Morning, the city's newest morning radio show on 94.1FM, CBC Saskatoon is hosting an Open House on Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. at the new station located at 128 4th Ave S. All are welcome.

Join Saskatoon Morning hosts Leisha Grebinski and Matt Kruchak, Jill Morgan, new host of CBC News: Saskatchewan at 5, 5:30 & 6, Craig Lederhouse, host of The Afternoon Edition and Garth Materie, host of Blue Sky for a first look at the new station, a live broadcast of Saskatoon Morning, behind the scenes tours of the newsroom, radio and television studios, free coffee and cookies and spin to win CBC prizes and an exclusive Saskatoon weekend getaway for two. The first 50 people on site win limited edition Saskatoon Morning travel mugs filled with fresh coffee.

"An open house is a great way for us to thank the people of Saskatoon who welcome us into their homes every day," says John Agnew, Managing Director of CBC Saskatchewan.  "We want to connect with our audience and allow them to experience what goes on behind the scenes of their favourite CBC radio, TV and online programs everyday."

CBC Saskatoon Open House & Live CBC Programming

6-9 a.m Live broadcast of Saskatoon Morning and CBC Saskatoon Open House. All are welcome.
12-1 p.m. Tune into Blue Sky with host Garth Materie live from CBC Saskatoon on 94.1FM
4-6 p.m. Tune into The Afternoon Edition with host Craig Lederhouse live from CBC Saskatoon on 94.1FM
5-6:30 p.m. Watch CBC News: Saskatchewan at 5, 5:30 & 6 with new host Jill Morgan live from CBC Saskatoon

CBC Radio One's Saskatoon Morning broadcasts weekdays from 6:00 to 8:30 a.m. with host Leisha Grebinski, online host Matt Kruchak and newsreader Dan Kerslake on 94.1FM and cbc.ca/Saskatoon. Tune in for a fresh, new conversation on-air and online each weekday with up-to-date local news, weather, traffic community events and everything you need to start your day in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon's new service expansion is part of CBC's five-year strategic plan, "Everyone, Every Way", launched in February 2011. The Plan's goal is to better connect more than six million Canadians over the next four years, in areas which have been identified as underserved. For more information go to http://www.cbc.radio-canada.ca/strategy2015/.

About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - Saskatchewan

For further information:

Kerry Fraser
Regional Manager, Communications
CBC Saskatchewan
kerry.fraser@cbc.ca
(306) 347-9518

Alisha Edgelow
Communications Officer
CBC Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
alisha.edgelow@cbc.ca
(306) 956-7426

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