Media Invitation - Press Conference - Astral Media Announces Acquisition of Standard Radio


    MONTREAL, April 12 /CNW Telbec/ -

    WHAT:        Astral Media Inc. announces the acquisition of Standard

    WHEN:        April 12, 11:30 a.m.

    WHO:         Ian Greenberg, President and Chief Executive Officer
                 Jacques Parisien, President, Astral Media Radio and Astral
                 Media Outdoor
                 André Bureau, Chairman of the Board
                 Gary Slaight, President and Chief Executive Officer,
                 Standard Broadcasting
                 Alain Bergeron, Vice-President, Brand Management and
                 Corporate Communications

    WHERE:       The Richmond
                 477, Richmond St. West
                 Suite 104
                 Toronto (Ontario)

    To confirm your presence or to schedule an interview, please contact
Deborah Wilson at Astral Media at (416) 272-9237.

    WEBCAST:     Please note that an audiocast of the proceedings will be
                 available at; there will also be a
                 presentation with supporting slides and charts that will be
                 simultaneously available at

    AUDIO FEED:  There will be an audio link established for journalists
                 wanting to access the press conference from outside of
                 Toronto. Journalists who are not on-site and would like to
                 ask questions can dial in at 1-800-731-5319. Inform the
                 conference coordinator that you wish to be connected to the
                 Astral Media Inc. press conference, you will be in listen in
                 mode until the Question and Answer period begins. Questions
                 will be fielded from the press conference locale followed by
                 journalists on the audio feed.

    At the beginning of the press conference, the coordinator will tell you
how to participate. Instructions are as follows:

           To ask a question:         Press "(*)1"
           To withdraw a question:    Press "(*)2"

For further information:

For further information: Rachel Yates, Director, Corporate
Communications, (514) 939-5000, x 3077; To schedule Media Interviews, please
contact: Deborah Wilson, Vice-President, Communications, Astral Television
Networks, (416) 272-9237,

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