TORONTO, April 2, 2013 /CNW/ - It was 40 years ago when CBC Toronto launched a morning program with a fresh new take on radio talk. Fast forward to today, Metro Morning continues to be the voice of the city. CBC Toronto's Managing Director Susan Marjetti says Metro Morning is a leader in the community. "For over 40 years Metro Morning has covered the critical issues that impact us all. It has been both a journalistic but also, cultural leader. Broadcasters around the world study Metro Morning's diversity and community reflection."
CBC Toronto will host a special event on April 3, 2013 at its Broadcasting Centre. Come join us as we kick off our celebration with a live broadcast of Metro Morning - both a look back at 40 years and a look at the stories that have helped define the Toronto we know today. Live performances include: Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo, Eliana Cuevas, Kobo Town and the soulful sounds of R&B singer Divine Brown.
Join us as we celebrate four decades of smart, creative, compelling, community radio!
CBC Metro Morning 40th Anniversary Event
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
5:30-8:30 a.m. - Live Broadcast of Metro Morning in Glenn Gould Studio
9:00-11:00 a.m. - Reception and Q&A with the Metro Morning team with special guests including former CBC Metro Morning host Andy Barrie.
About CBC Metro Morning - CBC Radio One 99.1 FM, Weekdays 5:30-8:30 a.m.
Metro Morning expresses the realities of life and experience in Canada's largest city through a weave of news, current affairs and the information you need to start your day, including consistent and predictable weather and traffic. Hosted by Matt Galloway, Metro Morning presents the city's rich texture through music, poetry, drama, spoken word, live performance and humour. Metro Morning is Toronto - its face, places, voices and stories.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is the leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75 years of servicing Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.
SOURCE: CBC Communications
For further information:
Ainka Jess, Senior Communications Officer, 416-205-2450, email@example.com