CBC Radio One's On The Coast #1

BC Radio One continues to hold the top spot overall in Vancouver 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 8, 2013 - VANCOUVER, British Columbia -  The April PPM ratings have been announced and for the first time, CBC Radio One's On The Coast with host Stephen Quinn has claimed the top spot for afternoon ratings in general audience numbers. CBC Vancouver's Radio One 88.1FM / 690AM is the number one station in the market overall.

"Radio One's On The Coast has joined the ranks of many CBC Radio shows as the top choice of listeners," says Johnny Michel, Senior Managing Director of CBC British Columbia and Alberta. "We are humbled by the continued support from British Columbians, and eager to continue to bring them the stories that matter to them the most."

CBC Radio One achieved strong results with a 12.3% share overall.  On The Coast and CBC's morning show, The Early Edition with Rick Cluff, claim top spots at 10.3% and 16.5% of the audience share respectively. Weekend morning show North by Northwest with Sheryl MacKay remains a strong number one with an 18.8% share on Saturdays and 20.4% share on Sundays.

"Our radio shows work hard to create programs with strong local content driven by listeners," says Lorna Haeber, Director of Programming for British Columbia. "Each show has a unique way of presenting content by engaging personalities. We are delighted our listeners have made us number one."

CBC listeners have the advantage of an unprecedented news service, which integrates radio, tv and online news resources. CBC has also deepened its connection with local communities with broadcasts on location all over the province. 

CBC Radio One continues to be a commercial-free English language network offering the best in local, national and international news, current affairs, documentaries and arts and cultural programming.

CBC Radio One programs can be heard on 88.1FM or 690AM in Metro Vancouver. For more information on CBC in British Columbia, visit cbc.ca/bc.

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