Media Invitation - Astral Media National Day of Caring for Kids radiothon - tune in, and give!

    MONTREAL, April 29 /CNW Telbec/ - This Thursday, April 30th, 50 of Astral
Media's radio stations in 28 cities across Canada will host a unique
coast-to-coast one-day radiothon event, in support of 20 children's hospitals.
The Astral Media National Day of Caring for Kids radiothon is among the
largest events of its kind.
    Media representatives are invited to attend several events in different
parts of the county (all times are local):



    CJAD 800, Virgin Radio 96 and CHOM 97.7
    Live Broadcast from the Montréal Children's Hospital
    2300 rue Tupper, Montréal, QC H3H 1P3 From 5:30 AM to 7 PM
    Contact: Mathew Wood - 514-898-3141


    102.9 K-LITEFM, Oldies 1150 and TALK 820
    Live Broadcast from Front Lobby of McMaster Children's Hospital
    1200 Main Street West, Hamilton ON L8N 3Z5
    From 5:30 AM TO 6 PM
    Contact: Tracey Fischer - 905-975-4672


    97.5 EZ Rock, BX93, NewsTalk 1290 CJBK and AM 1410
    Live Broadcast from The London Health Sciences Centre Children's Hospital
    800 Commissioners Road East, London ON N6A 4S2
    From 6 AM to 6 PM
    Contact: Barry Smith - 519-645-9378


    Virgin Radio 106.9
    Live Broadcast from the Cafeteria of the Children's Hospital of Eastern
    Ontario (CHEO)
    401 Smyth Road, Ottawa ON K1H 8L1
    From 6 AM to 6 PM
    Contact: Pete Travers - 613-720-3198

    St. Catharines

    105.7 EZ Rock, 97.7 HTZ-FM and NewsTalk 610 CKTB
    Live Broadcast in support of the Niagara Peninsula Children's Centre
    The Sears Court in The Pen Centre, 221 Glendale Ave., St. Catharines, ON
    L2T 2K9
    From 5:30 AM to 7 PM
    Contact: Michelle Williams - 905-687-0122


    Newstalk 1010 CFRB, 97.3 EZ Rock and Virgin Radio 999
    Live Broadcast from the Atrium at The Toronto Hospital for Sick Children
    555 University Avenue, Toronto ON M5G 1X8
    From 6 AM to 6 PM
    Contact: Nancy Ceneviva - 416-822-0724



    KX96FM, 101.1 FM THE FARM
    Live Broadcast from Shoppers Mall in the New Centre Court
    1570 - 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5C5
    From 6 AM to 6 PM
    Contact: Norine Mitchell - 204-761-6012


    HOT 103 and QX 104
    Live Broadcast
    CH229 Child Life Playroom @ Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba
    840 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1S1
    From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Contact: Colin Lougheed, 204-298-8222


    Dawson Creek

    CJDC 890 AM
    Live Broadcast for the Dawson Creek Hospital Foundation
    Dawson Creek Mall 11000-8 St Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4K6
    From 6 AM to 6 PM
    Contact: Cory Michaels - 250-719-6277

    Fort St. John

    CHRX Energy FM
    Live Broadcast for the Fort St. John Hospital
    Safeway Street: 9123 100 Street Fort St John, BC V1J 3X3
    From 6 PM to 6 PM
    Contact: Shaun Briltz - 250-263-1047


    99.9 Sun FM Today's Best Music and News Talk Sports AM1150
    Live Broadcast from the Orchard Park Shopping Centre
    2271 Harvey Ave, Kelowna BC, V1Y 6H2
    From 6 AM to 6 PM
    Contact: Mark Burley - 250-861-0668


    97.1 Sun FM, EZ Rock AM800, EZ Rock 1240 AM1240 and AM1450
    Live Broadcast from Cherry Lane Shopping Center
    2111 Main Street, Penticton, BC, V2A 6W6
    From 6 AM to 6 PM
    Contact: Karen Davy 250-809-4985


    The MIX and Today's Best Country CJFW
    BBQ Lunch
    Burger for Bucks
    4625 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace B.C. V8G 2E3
    From 11 AM to 2 PM
    Radiothon Auction
    Skeena Mall Terrace
    From 4 PM to 6 PM
    Contact: Steve Hart - 250 615 6461


    Virgin 953
    Live Broadcast from Ambulatory Care Centre at BC Children's Hospital
    4480 Oak Street, Vancouver V6H 3V4
    From 6 AM to 6 PM
    Contact: Phil Evans - 604-551-1305


    105.7 Sun FM
    Live Broadcast from Village Green Mall
    4900 - 27th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 7G7
    From 6 AM to 6 PM
    Contact: Gord Leighton - 250-306-1087

    The following radio stations will also be broadcasting the Astral Media
Caring for Kids Radiothon: 100.9 Big Dog and 99.5 Cat Country (Truro, NS), K93
(Grand Falls, NB), MAX 104.9 (Bathurst, NB), EZ Rock 104 (Woodstock, NB), Fox
105 FM, KHJ and Capital 106.9 FM (Fredericton, NB), Star96 (Pembroke, ON), Big
Dog 92.7 (Regina, SK), as well as by several radio stations in different
cities across British Columbia.

    About Astral Media

    Astral Media is a leading Canadian media company, active in specialty and
pay television, radio, outdoor advertising and interactive media. 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 more information, please visit

For further information:

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

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