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AM900 CHML / Y108 Announce Ron Foxcroft as Honourary Chair of 2009 Christmas Tree of Hope Campaign

10.07.09

For Immediate Release

HAMILTON, ONTARIO (October 7, 2009)Corus Entertainment's AM900 CHML and Y108 are pleased to announce that Ron Foxcroft has accepted the position of honourary chair of the 2009 CHML/Y108 Christmas Tree of Hope campaign.

"My history with the Christmas Tree of Hope takes me back to the very first year it was founded," said Mr. Foxcroft, CEO of Fluke Transport and Fox 40 International. "The impact of this initiative has been enormous, because 100% of the money raised by so many generous people has a positive affect on the lives of so many recipients. Kudos to all contributors and the volunteer Board for their monumental and tireless efforts on behalf of our aggressively generous community. Being chosen to be Honourary Chair of the Christmas Tree of Hope makes me humbled and proud."
 
The Christmas Tree of Hope is the name given to the annual fundraising campaign for the CHML/Y108 Children's Fund, a registered charity founded in 1976. Through the annual Christmas Tree of Hope campaign, the radio stations have channeled over $4 million into local children's causes at Christmas time and throughout the year. Last year, the charity donated funds to 31 local children’s causes. The charity relies on donations from listeners as well as major corporate support from such annual contributors as The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington, Pioneer Petroleums and The Electrical Appliance Club of Hamilton. This year’s campaign kicks off on Monday, November 2 with a one-hour special on AM900 CHML’s Bill Kelly Show.

AM900 CHML (CHML-AM) is Hamilton's news-talk leader, broadcasting the most up-to-date local news, weather and traffic. The station is home to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and features the best local talk personalities, including Bill Kelly and Roy Green. Part of the Corus news-talk network, the station presents syndicated news specials, as well as regular programs such as Adler on Line. Tune into CHML at 900 AM and www.900chml.com.

AM900 CHML and Y108 are owned by Corus Entertainment, a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

For more information, contact:

David DeRocco
President, CHML/Y108 Children's Fund
905-521-9900 x2257
www.corusent.com

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