Astral Media holds today its national radiothon in support of people affected
in Haiti

MONTREAL, Jan. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral Media Inc. (TSX: ACM.A/ACM.B) holds today its national radiothon initiative in support of the emergency relief efforts of the Canadian Red Cross in Haiti.

The "Help Haiti Day" is taking place today from 6 a.m. to midnight across all of Astral Media Radio's 82 stations in 45 cities across Canada. Announcers on Virgin Radio, NRJ, Rock Détente, boom fm, EZ Rock, Newstalk, The Bear and all other Astral radio stations urge listeners to donate what they can to support Red Cross volunteers deployed in the field in Haiti.

    
    Two easy ways to donate to the Canadian Red Cross:

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

Astral Media is a leading Canadian media company, active in specialty and pay television, radio, outdoor advertising and interactive media. With over 2,800 employees and offices in 45 Canadian cities, Astral Media is proud to play a leading role within communities where we entertain and inform our audiences, and where we work and live. Last year, Astral Media made a contribution of over 20 million dollars to more than 370 community and charitable organizations, notably through funding activities and donations, and the broadcasting of hundreds of public service messages on our media platforms: television, radio, outdoor advertising and interactive media. 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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