CHED (AM)

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CHED
630 CHED Logo.svg
City of license Edmonton, Alberta
Broadcast area Edmonton Capital Region
Branding 6-30 Ched
Slogan Edmonton's Breaking News and Conversation Station
Frequency 630 KHz (AM)
First air date March 3, 1954 (1954-03-03)
Format News/Talk/Sports
Language(s) English
Audience share 10.0 (February 25, 2013 (2013-02-25)-May 26, 2013 (2013-05-26), www.bbm.ca/_documents/radio_market_ratings/june_6_2013/2012-13_06_Radio_ME_EdmontonToplineRadio.pdf)
Power 50,000 watts
Class B (regional)
Facility ID 106117
Transmitter coordinates 53°23′55″N 113°23′55″W / 53.39861°N 113.39861°W / 53.39861; -113.39861Coordinates: 53°29′26″N 113°26′55″W / 53.49056°N 113.44861°W / 53.49056; -113.44861 (AM 630)
Callsign meaning EDmonton
Former frequencies 1080 KHz (1954-1963)
Owner Corus Entertainment
Sister stations CHQT, CISN-FM, CKNG-FM
Website 630ched.com

CHED (630 AM) is a radio station broadcasting News/Talk/Sports format. Licensed to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, it first began broadcasting in 1954. The station is currently owned by Corus Entertainment.

The station first signed on to 1080 KHz at 8:00 p.m. on March 3, 1954 (1954-03-03),[1] from studios on the corner of 107 Street and 100 Avenue in Downtown Edmonton. On May 14, 1963 (1963-05-14), at 6:30 a.m., CHED switched to its current frequency of 630 KHz.[2]

Although primarily concerned with talk and news programming, CHED is also the voice of the NHL Edmonton Oilers and CFL Edmonton Eskimos. In the late evenings it re-broadcasts older radio dramas.

For a significant portion of its history, CHED was Edmonton's (and North America's) most successful Top 40 station having a staggering 40% share of the local listening audience, but with the arrival of FM radio, it lost its listenership and moved to an all-talk format. Other news personalities on the network include Bob Layton, Bryan Hall and Ed Mason.

CHED is currently the most listened to radio station in Edmonton according to the Fall 2011 PPM data report released by BBM Canada.[3]

Programs and Hosts[edit]

  • The Morning News with Bruce Bowie (weekdays 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM)
  • Tencer and Grose, hosted by Dan Tencer and Andrew Grose (weekdays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
  • Oilers NOW with Bob Stauffer (weekdays 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM)
  • The 630 CHED Afternoon News with J'lyn Nye and Mark Scholz (weekdays 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM)
  • Inside Sports with Reid Wilkins (Monday-Friday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. During the CFL season Mondays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM)
  • The Eskimos Show (Monday 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM during the CFL season only)
  • The Rob Breakenridge Show (weeknights 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM)
  • Those Old Radio Shows (hosted by Dan Gavin, daily from 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM)
  • Coast to Coast AM (daily from 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Edmonton Journal, March 2, 1954, "Announcing the Opening of Radio 1080 CHED Edmonton", page 7
  2. ^ Edmonton Journal, May 13, 1963, "CHED Changes To 630 On Dial", Page 10
  3. ^ BBM Canada PPM Top-line Radio Data - Edmonton CMA (September 28, 2009 - December 27, 2009)
  4. ^ /hosts & Shows

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