Astral Media announces a $50,000 corporate contribution to the Canadian Red
Cross in Haiti

National radiothon across Astral's 82 stations continues until midnight

MONTREAL, Jan. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - In the midst of its radiothon to support the people affected in Haiti, Astral Media Inc. (TSX: ACM.A/ACM.B) announced today that it is making a donation of $50,000 in support of the emergency efforts deployed by the Canadian Red Cross volunteers in the field.

"We are deeply saddened by this human tragedy. Our listeners from all corners of the country have demonstrated incredible generosity and Astral is also showing its support for the Haitian people," said Ian Greenberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Astral Media.

Donations to the Canadian Red Cross continue to be accepted via phone or online:

    
    National toll-free line: 1-800-869-5158
    Secured website: www.redcross.ca/astral
    

Astral Media's radiothon results will be announced tomorrow morning.

Astral Media is a leading Canadian media company, active in specialty and pay television, radio, outdoor advertising and interactive media. Astral Media's solid and dynamic presence in the country's major markets rests on its commitment to offer a unique combination of high-quality, targeted media for all its audiences. For more information about Astral Media, please visit www.astralmedia.com.

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SOURCE Astral Media Inc.

For further information: For further information: Pierre Boisseau, Assistant Vice-President, Corporate communications, Astral Media Inc., (514) 939-5000, poste 3077, pboisseau@corp.astral.com

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