Mississauga News/Talk AM Radio Station About to Debut

Sauga 960 station aims to ‘build the Mississauga brand’

by Iain Colpitts, Mississauga News   Aug, 31 2018
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Coming soon
Sauga 960 is set to launch its slate of news talk programming on Tuesday, Sept. 4. – Sauga 960 photo

 

Mississauga’s news talk radio station is set to launch on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Nearly seven years after getting approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to operate an English-language commercial AM radio station, Elliott Kerr says the station is ready to launch and deliver news that will be of interest to the local market.

“The genesis of wanting to do this came from the need for a voice,” said Kerr, also owner of the Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga Steelheads and president of Landmark Sport Group, which stages the Mississauga Marathon among other endeavours. “We have Toronto radio stations in this market place, but they don’t care about the Mississauga message.”

For the last several years, Kerr has been challenged with finding a location for a transmitter. There were a number of occasions where he needed extensions from the CRTC as he honed in on a transmission site.
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The station, which will be known as Sauga 960 AM, has been on the airwaves over the last few months with filler music. Sauga 960 will operate on a news talk format and focus on Mississauga’s political, sports and arts scene, while also delivering updates on traffic, school closures and more.

READ MORE  HERE  AT THE Mississauga.com SITE

Published on August 31, 2018 at 9:50 am by mikedup

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