Astral Media invites the public to the Media's Big Food Drive

    Astral Media employees are rallying to collect cash and non-perishable
    food donations on behalf of Moisson Montréal, the Société Saint-Vincent
    de Paul, and Sun Youth.

MONTREAL, Dec. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral Media Inc. (TSX: ACM.A/ACM.B) is pleased to announce that it will take part in the Media's Big Food Drive for an eighth consecutive year on December 10, 2009.

On this occasion, many Astral Media employees, volunteers and hosts will greet donors at the three following collection points in the streets of Montréal from 6 to 10 a.m. and from 3 to 7 p.m.

    - At the corner St. Catherine West and Atwater near the Astral Media head
    - At the corner of St. Catherine West and Bleury in front of the
      MusiquePlus and MusiMax building, and L'Astral concert venue;
    - At the corner of Papineau and René-Lévesque East where stations NRJ
      94.3 and RockDétente 107,3 are located.

Astral Media is also pleased to announce the participation of popular RockDétente 107,3 host Joël Legendre as the Media's 2009 Big Food Drive spokesperson for the Astral Media family.

"Astral Media is proud to contribute once again this year to the success of the Media's Big Food Drive and we're thrilled to join other media to appeal to Québécois' great solidarity and generosity. This is a particularly difficult year for food banks and we invite the population to step up their efforts to support organizations that help over 250,000 Québécois who depend on them to put food on the table," explains Pierre Boisseau, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications, Astral Media Inc.

The Media's Big Food Drive will be held next December 10th across Québec. With its theme If you can, give, the Media's Big Food Drive will collect non-perishable food items and cash donations on behalf of local charities. You will find all the details on the collection points on the following website:

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.

SOURCE Astral Media Inc.

For further information: For further information: Hugues Mousseau, Senior Adviser, Internal and Corporate Communications, Astral Media Inc. (514) 939-5000, ext. 3240

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