George Stroumboulopoulos Returns to Radio Roots



    National Broadcast of The Strombo Show to Air Live on Corus New Rock
    Stations

    TORONTO, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Corus Radio is pleased to announce the return of
George Stroumboulopoulos to the radio airwaves with the launch of The Strombo
Show starting Sunday, November 4 on Corus new rock stations 99.3 The FOX
(Vancouver), Power 97 (Winnipeg), 102.1 The Edge (Toronto), FM96 (London) and
Y108 (Hamilton). Airing live across Canada, The Strombo Show will mix
insightful conversations, celebrity interviews, ground-breaking music and
audience interaction in an open-line weekly three-hour live show.

    "It'll be exciting to see George at his best, interacting - and sometimes
colliding - with the audience and guests on everything from music and current
events to celebrities and sports," said Alan Cross, Program Director of 102.1
the Edge and Executive Producer of The Strombo Show. "George has a unique
ability to connect with Canadians on a wide range of topics and issues."

    The Strombo Show combines George's knowledge and connections from the
world of entertainment, music and current events each week in a
no-holds-barred live-to-air radio event. Never afraid to express an opinion or
ask the tough questions, Stroumboulopoulos will connect with listeners through
weekly features such as Questions About Stuff, Around the World,
Advice/Problems, My Favourite Things, a Top 5 list from that week, and
America. Listeners can e-mail, text or call into The Strombo Show for a total
interactive experience.

    "I'm excited to be back on the radio," said Stroumboulopoulos. "My
formative years in the business were in radio and I will always be a radio
guy. I'm looking forward to getting on the air, taking phone calls and playing
awesome music."

    Since hosting Punkorama and Live In Toronto on 102.1 the Edge in the late
90's, George has gone on to interview the biggest newsmakers in the world,
from Bono to Noam Chomsky and Stephen Harper with his work on MuchMusic and
CBC's The Hour. He has gained a large audience in Canada becoming one of the
country's music authorities and leading journalistic voices with his
intelligent interviews and contemporary take on current issues. In 2006 and
2007, George won back-to-back Gemini Awards for Best Host or Interviewer for
his work on The Hour.

    The Strombo Show can be heard live on Corus new rock radio stations every
Sunday starting November 4 on 99.3 The FOX (Vancouver) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
PT, Power 97 (Winnipeg) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT and 102.1 the Edge (Toronto),
FM96 (London) and Y108 (Hamilton) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET. Alan Cross and
Chris "Dunner" Duncombe, Program Director at 99.3 The FOX, are the show's
executive producers.

    Corus Radio, 99.3 The FOX, Power 97, 102.1 the Edge, FM96 and Y108 are
owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment
company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with
additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services,
television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation.
The company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W
Network, Movie Central, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including
CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences
for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus
is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience
Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.





For further information:

For further information: or interview requests, please contact: Magda
Krpan, Communications Manager, Corus Entertainment, (416) 530-5146,
magda.krpan@corusent.com; Julie Booth, Publicity, George Stroumboulopoulos and
The Hour, (416) 205-3769, BoothJu@Toronto.CBC.CA


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