Astral Media Radio Newstalk Network Announces The Jack Layton Show



    TORONTO, Sept. 15 /CNW/ - NDP Leader Jack Layton will host his own
one-hour talk show across the Astral Media Radio Newstalk Network on
Wednesday, September 17th from noon to 1pm Eastern.
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Liberal Leader Stephane Dion and Green
Party Leader Elizabeth May have also been invited to host their own talk shows
to be carried live on Montreal's CJAD, Toronto's CFRB, Hamilton's Talk820,
CKTB in St. Catharines, CJBK in London and News Talk Sports AM 1150 in
Kelowna.
    Astral Media is still waiting for those three party leaders to choose
their dates.
    "The NDP confirmed Monday that Jack Layton will host his own talk show
this Wednesday," said Steve Kowch, the National Director of News Talk
Programming for Astral Media Radio. "The rules are simple. Only the leader is
in the studio to take as many calls as they can from Montreal, Toronto,
Southern Ontario and Kelowna, BC. Listeners will be invited to call a toll
free number to speak to the party leaders."
    During the Ontario election CFRB in Toronto, CKTB in St. Catharines and
CJBK in London aired talk shows hosted by the province's main political
leaders. It was such a success with the leaders and listeners that Astral
Media Radio has decided to make this format available to the main federal
party leaders during the current election campaign.
    Media is invited to cover The Jack Layton Show originating out of the
CFRB Studios at 2 St. Clair Avenue West, second floor. A pool feed will be
available for the electronic media. Audio feeds for the TV cameras are
available in the studio. Television crews should arrive at the radio station
by 11:45am Wednesday to set up for the broadcast that starts at noon
Wednesday, September 17th.

    Astral Media is a leading Canadian media company, active in specialty and
pay television, radio, outdoor advertising and iMedia. 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 further information:

For further information: Steve Kowch, Operations Manager, Newstalk 1010
CFRB, National Director of News/Talk Programming, Astral Media Radio, 2 St.
Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M4V 1L6, Phone: (416) 323-6847,
steve.kowch@cfrb.com

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