CBC Radio announces new afternoon drive program servicing Northern Ontario region

Up North connects and reflects the voices and stories that matter.

TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Up North, a new weekday afternoon show servicing the Northern Ontario region on CBC Radio One will begin broadcasting on Monday, August 11, 2014. Hosted by Jason Turnbull, Up North tells compelling stories that resonate with and connect the people of Northern Ontario.

While the show focuses on daily news, weather, traffic and talk, Up North will explore what Northern Ontario communities have in common and what makes them unique. The show also celebrates life in the region with great Canadian and Northern Ontario music.

Up North, airing weekdays at 4:00pm6:00pm EST, will replace CBC Thunder Bay's current afternoon show, Voyage North, and CBC Sudbury's Points North.

"It's a new program with a regional focus, broadcasting out of CBC Sudbury," says Susan Marjetti, Senior Managing Director of Ontario.  "The mandate ensures it must speak to, and deliver on the stories that matter to Northern Ontario including Thunder Bay, Kenora, Geraldton, Dryden, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Sioux Lookout, North Bay, Timmins, Temagami, Wawa, New Liskeard, and all points in between."

CBC Thunder Bay
CBC Radio One 88.3FM
Superior Morning hosted by Lisa Laco, Weekdays 6:00am8:30am
Up North, hosted by Jason Turnbull, Weekdays 4:00pm6:00pm
Online www.cbc.ca/thunderbay

CBC Sudbury
CBC Radio One 99.9FM
Morning North hosted by Markus Schwabe Weekdays 5:30am to 8:30am
Up North, hosted by Jason Turnbull, Weekdays 4:00pm6:00pm
Online www.cbc.ca/sudbury

About CBC/Radio-Canada CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a 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.

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For further information: Maya Kane, Communications Manager, maya.kane@cbc.ca, 416-205-3731

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