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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||CH EDmonton|
|Former frequencies||1080 kHz (1954-1963)|
|Affiliations||CBS Radio News|
Corus Entertainment |
(Corus Premium Television Ltd.)
Radio: CHQT, CISN-FM, CKNG-FM|
CHED (630 AM) is a radio station licensed to Edmonton, Alberta. Owned by Corus Entertainment, it broadcasts a news/talk format, and first signed on in 1954. Its studios are located on 84th Street in Edmonton, while its transmitters are located in Southeast Edmonton.
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.
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.,
Notable on-air personalities
- Bryan Fustukian, broadcasting as Vic Armen
- Matheson, Jim. "New Oilers play-by-play man earned spurs toiling in minors". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
- 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)