CHED (AM)

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CHED
630 Ched Logo Edmonton.png
City Edmonton, Alberta
Broadcast area Edmonton Capital Region
Branding 630 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
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 CH EDmonton
Former frequencies 1080 kHz (1954-1963)
Affiliations CBS Radio News
Owner Corus Entertainment
(Corus Premium Television Ltd.)
Sister stations Radio: CHQT, CISN-FM, CKNG-FM
TV: CITV-DT
Website 630ched.com

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.

CHED is also the flagship station of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League,[1] and broadcasts Oilers Now, a daily talk show hosted by the team's radio colour analyst Bob Stauffer.

History[edit]

The station first signed on to 1080 kHz at 8:00 p.m. on March 3, 1954 (1954-03-03),[2] 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.[3]

CHED is currently the most listened to radio station in Edmonton according to the Fall 2011 PPM data report released by BBM Canada.[4][needs update]

Notable on-air personalities[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Matheson, Jim. "New Oilers play-by-play man earned spurs toiling in minors". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2018-05-30. 
  2. ^ Edmonton Journal, March 2, 1954, "Announcing the Opening of Radio 1080 CHED Edmonton", page 7
  3. ^ Edmonton Journal, May 13, 1963, "CHED Changes To 630 On Dial", Page 10
  4. ^ BBM Canada PPM Top-line Radio Data - Edmonton CMA (September 28, 2009 - December 27, 2009)

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