Rogers Media to buy Tillsonburg Broadcasting
Rogers Media has entered into an agreement to acquire Tillsonburg Broadcasting of Tillsonburg, ON. The company operates two radio stations in southwestern Ontario: Country 107.3 and Easy 101. The stations reach audiences in London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Woodstock, St. Thomas and the surrounding area. The current staff of the stations, as well as general manager Carolyn Lamers, will remain in place. The transaction, which remains subject to CRTC approval, is expected to close in early 2017.
"The Lamers family has built two of the strongest and most beloved radio stations in southwestern Ontario, and I thank TBCL president John Lamers for giving Rogers the opportunity to continue building on his family's history," said Julie Adam, senior vice-president of Rogers Radio. "Continuing to grow our presence in southwestern Ontario is a focus for Rogers Radio, and it will be our goal to continue to serve the community and listeners in these markets with the same high level of quality programming. We are strong believers in the future of radio, and this purchase is part of our strategic plan to grow and expand our business in key markets."