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Rogers Media Sweeps Toronto Sun Readers' Choice Awards in Television and Radio Categories with 15 Wins

Dec 1, 2011

-  Rogers Media personalities from television and radio voted Toronto's favourites -
- Citytv claims top spot as Toronto's best TV station for the 18th consecutive year -

TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - As announced on Breakfast Television Toronto and Rogers Radio this morning, Rogers Media properties have once again dominated the Toronto Sun Readers' Choice Awards with 15 wins in the television and radio categories.

For the 18th consecutive year, Citytv was named Toronto's favourite television station ahead of competitors CTV Toronto, CP24, Global Toronto and CBC Toronto. Beloved Citytv personalities Gord Martineau, Dina Pugliese, Kevin Frankish, Frank Ferragine and Kathryn Humphries earned top billing as Toronto's favourite TV personalities in various categories.

In the radio categories, KiSS 92.5 FM took top spot as Toronto's favourite radio station, with KiSS DJs Scott Fox, Dave Blezard and Roz Weston winning in the favourite radio and sexiest personalities categories, respectively. Plus, The Roz & Mocha Show on KiSS 92.5 was named Toronto's best morning show.

In sports, Humphries was named Toronto's favourite sportscaster, with Sportsnet's Jamie Campbell taking home the bronze.

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"We're humbled by this overwhelming response from Toronto Sun readers," said Scott Moore, President of Broadcasting, Rogers Media Inc. "Every day, we strive to deliver the day's events with a unique, informative and entertaining perspective.  We greatly appreciate the loyalty of our viewers, listeners, Sun readers, and all those in the GTA community who have provided support and encouragement over the years."

Rogers Media's Toronto Sun Readers' Choice Awards:

TELEVISION:

TV Station

  • Gold - Citytv **18th consecutive year**

TV Personality/Local

  • Gold - Kevin Frankish
  • Silver - Dina Pugliese (tie)
  • Silver - Gord Martineau (tie)

Top GTA Personality

  • Gold - Kevin Frankish
  • Bronze - Dina Pugliese

Weather Personality

  • Gold - Frank Ferragine

TV Sportscaster

  • Gold - Kathryn Humphreys
  • Bronze - Jamie Campbell

Sexiest Woman GTA

  • Gold - Dina Pugliese

RADIO:

Radio Station

  • Gold  - KiSS 92.5 FM

Radio Morning Show

  • Gold - The Roz & Mocha Show

Radio Personality

  • Gold - Scott Fox
  • Bronze - Dave Blezard

Sexiest Man GTA

  • Gold - Roz Weston

Now in its 18th year, the Toronto Sun Readers' Choice Awards honour the city's best in a variety of categories including media, entertainment, restaurants, hotels, retail and sports. The full edition of the Readers' Choice Awards is on newsstands today. A full list of winners can be found online at: www.torontosun.com.

About Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc., (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), operates Rogers Broadcasting Ltd. and Rogers Publishing Ltd.  Rogers Broadcasting has 55 AM and FM radio stations across Canada.  Television properties include five Citytv stations, five OMNI multicultural television stations, Sportsnet (consisting of four regional channels and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE), and The Shopping Channel, a televised and internet shopping service.  Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer magazines, such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, Flare, L'actualité, and Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications.  All media properties are integrated with their own popular websites.  Rogers Communications Inc. owns Rogers Centre stadium, a year-round sports and entertainment facility, and is part owner of The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.

For further information:

Media Contacts:
Sónia Brum, Rogers Media Television, 416-764-3194, sonia.brum@rci.rogers.com
Michelle Lomack, Rogers Media Television, 416-764-3190, michelle.lomack@rci.rogers.com


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