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Aug
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Bell Media To Acquire Four Ontario Radio Stations From Larche Communications Inc.
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Bell Media announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire four FM radio stations in Ontario from Larche Communications Inc.

Subject to CRTC approval, Bell Media will acquire the following four stations from LCI:

· 104.1 The Dock(CICZ-FM) – Classic hits format in Midland

· 92.3 The Dock(CJOS-FM) – Classic hits format in Owen Sound

· KICX Country 91.7(CICS-FM) – Country format in Sudbury

· KICX Country 106(CICX-FM) – Country format in Orillia

“We look forward to welcoming these award-winning stations and their teams to Bell Media, and to building on the strong legacies they’ve created,” said Nikki Moffat, President, Local Radio and TV and Senior Vice-President, Finance, Bell Media.

““Each station has loyal listeners and is a strong performer in its market, and this acquisition will further strengthen iHeartRadio Canada’s cross-country radio network.”

“I believe Bell Media is uniquely positioned to build on our strong brands and reputation,” said Paul Larche, President & CEO, LCI.

Larche went on to say, “They are committed to maintaining the strong relationship our team has cultivated with our community, listeners, and advertisers. This can only be enhanced by their television stations in two of our markets.”

The deal is pending approval from the CRTC which is expected to take several months.



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