Press release details

COGECO Diffusion expands its talk network

For immediate release
COGECO Diffusion expands its talk network
Montréal, June 20, 2012 Cogeco Diffusion today announced it is expanding its talk-
radio network. Stations 106.9 FM in the Mauricie region, 107.7 FM in Estrie and
104.7 FM in Outaouais will be changing from a hybrid music-talk format to all-talk.
The change, which takes effect August 20, will see the stations maintain their
commitment to local opinion, news and sports.
“We believe that these talk-format stations will become a genuine alternative to those
currently existing,” said Richard Lachance, Senior Vice-President, Cogeco Diffusion,
adding: “98.5 FM in Montréal and FM 93 in Québec City are successful, and the key to
their success is strong local roots. Our wish is for each station to reflect the reality of its
respective market.”
The format shift comes amid growing enthusiasm for talk radio in Québec, which is in the
midst of effervescent social change. Cogeco Diffusion believes that by delivering more
information, opinion and commentary, these stations will be better able to meet the
needs of the communities they serve.
Cogeco Diffusion, one of Québec’s largest radio broadcasters, is a subsidiary of
COGECO Inc., a diversified communications company with subordinate voting shares
listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CGO). Cogeco Diffusion operates thirteen
(13) radio stations across Québec: Rythme FM, CKOI FM, 98.5 FM, 92,5 The Beat and
Radio Circulation 730 AM in Montréal; FM 93 and 102.9 FM in Qbec City; 104.7 FM in
Gatineau; CIME FM in Saint-Jérôme; Rythme FM and 107.7 FM in Sherbrooke as well
as Rythme FM and 106.9 FM in Trois-Rivières. Cogeco Diffusion also operates Cogeco
News, one of Québec’s largest news agencies, feeding 24 affiliate, independent and
community radio stations.
Information: David Crête
Cogeco Diffusion
514 787-7848,