CHUM-AM Drops Oldies After 20 Years
Rebranding as 'CP24 Radio 1050'
By Keith Berman
Updated 1 Hour(s) 40 Minute(s) ago
CTVglobemedia, in a burst of synergy to pair up with its new morning show on local cable TV news channel CP24, is dumping oldies on heritage station CHUM-AM/Toronto on Thursday (March 26) at 5 a.m. The station will go all-news as "CP24 Radio 1050."
CHUM-AM has been oldies since 1989, save for an exception from May 2001-August 2002, when it was sports as "The Team 1050." It's another end of music on this legendary station, which launched its top 40 format in 1957 and was a rock 'n' roll pioneer in Toronto.
Commenting on CP24's new show and CHUM-AM's new format, CP24 VP/GM Bob McLaughin said, "'CP24 Breakfast' is an investment in local news in the GTA. This exciting new program, coupled with CP24 Radio 1050, enables us to deliver an unprecedented level of service to our viewers and listeners unlike anywhere else in the city."