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|Broadcast area||Edmonton Capital Region|
|Slogan||Edmonton's breaking news and conversation station|
|Frequency||630 kHz (AM)|
|First air date||March 3, 1954|
|Callsign meaning||C H EDmonton|
|Former frequencies||1080 kHz (1954-1963)|
|Affiliations||CBS Radio News|
(Corus Premium Television Ltd.)
|Sister stations||Radio: CHQT, CISN-FM, CKNG-FM
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. CHED's studios are located on 84th Street in Edmonton, while its transmitters are located in Southeast Edmonton.
The station first signed on to 1080 kHz at 8:00 p.m. on March 3, 1954 , from studios on the corner of 107 Street and 100 Avenue in Downtown Edmonton. On May 14, 1963 , at 6:30 a.m., CHED switched to its current frequency of 630 kHz.
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 formerly 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.
Edmonton Oilers coverage
- Edmonton Oilers coverage with Jack Michaels as play-by-play man, Bob Stauffer as colour analyst and Rob Brown as in-game analyst.
Notable Broadcasters Associated With CHED History
- Bryan Fustukian, broadcasting as Vic Armen
- Edmonton Journal, March 2, 1954, "Announcing the Opening of Radio 1080 CHED Edmonton", page 7
- Edmonton Journal, May 13, 1963, "CHED Changes To 630 On Dial", Page 10
- BBM Canada PPM Top-line Radio Data - Edmonton CMA (September 28, 2009 - December 27, 2009)
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