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CHED (AM)

CHED
630 Ched Logo Edmonton.png
CityEdmonton, Alberta
Broadcast areaEdmonton Metropolitan Region
Branding630 CHED
SloganNews. Conversation. Live Sports.
Frequency630 kHz (AM)
First air dateMarch 3, 1954 (1954-03-03)
FormatNews talk
Language(s)English
Power50,000 watts
ClassB (regional)
Facility ID106117
Transmitter coordinates53°23′55″N 113°23′55″W / 53.39861°N 113.39861°W / 53.39861; -113.39861
Call sign meaningCH EDmonton
Former frequencies1080 kHz (1954-1963)
AffiliationsCBS Radio News
OwnerCorus Entertainment
(Corus Premium Television Ltd.)
Sister stationsRadio: CHQT, CISN-FM, CKNG-FM
TV: CITV-DT
Website630ched.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 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

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 4th most listened to radio station in Edmonton according to the Winter 2019/2020 Numeris Report, tied with CBX. [4]

Notable on-air personalities

Former

  • James F. Laubman, broadcasting as Vic Armen

References

  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. ^ "PPM Top-line Radio Statistics - Edmonton CTRL" (PDF). Numeris.ca. Numeris. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 9, 2020. Retrieved January 9, 2020.

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