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Passage: Ted Rogers

Edward Rogers, founder of Toronto-based Rogers Communications, died yesterday of congestive heart failure. He was 75 years old. Rogers began his business career in 1960 with the purchase of Toronto radio station CHFI. He formed Rogers Cable TV in 1965. In 1967 he founded Rogers Communications. The company now owns a telecommunications network, a cable company, 52 radio stations, a number of television properties, 70 magazines, the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team and the Rogers Centre stadium. "Ted Rogers was one of a kind who built this company from one FM radio station into Canada's largest wireless, cable and media company," said Alan Horn, chairman of Rogers Communications and acting CEO. "A leader also in giving to the community through his and Loretta's many philanthropic initiatives. He will be sadly missed."

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