Ontario party leaders to host their own talk shows on CFRB, CJBK and CKTB

    TORONTO, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - Newstalk 1010 CFRB is pleased to announce that
all four Ontario political party leaders have agreed to host their own one
hour talk show on CFRB and simulcast on CKTB in St. Catharines and CJBK in
    Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty, PC Leader John Tory, NDP Leader Howard
Hampton and Green Party Leader Frank de Jong will each host a talk show from
noon to one o'clock and take calls from listeners in Toronto, across Niagara
and London on the following days:

    Thursday September 27                Green Party Leader Frank de Jong

    Wednesday October 3                  NDP Leader Howard Hampton

    Thanksgiving Monday October 8th      PC Leader John Tory

    Tuesday October 9                    Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty

    This is a first for Standard Radio stations in Ontario to have the four
main political leaders host their own show rather than appear with a host to
be interviewed and take calls from listeners.
    "We believe this is an excellent opportunity for listeners to hear the
leaders of the four main political parties to speak directly to the audience
across the GTA, Niagara and London on CFRB, CKTB and CJBK," says Newstalk 1010
CFRB Operations Manager Steve Kowch. "We picked the noon hour because we
believe listeners will take the time during their lunch break to hear what
each of the provincial party leaders have to say."
    The shows by the provincial leaders on all three Standard Radio talk
stations can also be heard on line at www.cfrb.com, www.610cktb.com,
www.cjbk.com and on Rogers Digital Channel 960.
    All media are welcome to cover these four talk shows by the provincial
political leaders. Media should arrive at CFRB at 2 St. Clair Avenue West, 2nd
floor by 11:45 am the day of the broadcast. A pool feed will be made
available. Please note that at this time we aren't sure if Premier Dalton
McGuinty will do the broadcast from our CFRB studios in Toronto or from our
mobile satellite studio on the campaign trail. The Liberals haven't completed
their travel plans for October 9th. We will advise the media when we know
where the premier will host the show from.

For further information:

For further information: Steve Kowch, Operations Manager, Newstalk 1010
CFRB, (416) 323-6847, steve.kowch@cfrb.com; Madelyn Hamilton, Vice President,
General Manager, Newstalk610CKTB, (905) 684-1174, extension 301; Barry Smith,
Program Director, Newstalk CJBK, (519) 691-2380

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