TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - It is with a lot of pride and a little
apprehension that Astral Radio announces the return of "Humble" Howard
Glassman and Fred Patterson.
Debuting January 21(st), the Humble & Fred Radio Show will air weekday
evenings on Funny 820 Hamilton, Funny 1410 in London, Ontario and News Talk
1010 CFRB Toronto. In addition, new stations will be added to the syndication
list over the next year.
The hilarious duo is set to entertain their audience with a combination of
highlights from their popular podcast and new exclusive content.
"It's with great trepidation that we are partnering with Humble & Fred", said
Rob Farina, EVP Content & Platforms for Astral Radio, "we hope for the best,
but expect Humble & Fred to bring nothing but heart ache and lawsuits."
Glassman and Patterson are best known for their long-running morning show on
Toronto radio station 102.1 The Edge, where they debuted in 1989. The pair has
worked separately for the past several years, but reunited last year to create
daily podcasts that are available on iTunes and on HumbleAndFredRadio.com.
"We're thrilled to be part of the evolution of Comedy on Astral", shared
Humble & Fred, "we look forward to the opportunity to be fired by them again!"
The addition of Humble & Fred, along with the variety of Canadian comedians
being featured across Astral's comedy radio stations, displays our investment
in the format and support of Canada's legendary role in the world of stand up
comedy. Astral Radio is the first broadcaster in Canada to offer consumers a
24/7 comedy service.
Founded in 1961, Astral Media Inc. (TSX: ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's
largest media companies. It operates several of the country's most popular pay
and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising and digital media
properties. Astral plays a central role in community life across the country
by offering diverse, rich, and vibrant programming that meets the tastes and
needs of consumers and advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit
Rob Farina EVP Content & Platforms Astral Radio 416323-5185
SOURCE: Astral Media Inc.
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