New CBC Kitchener-Waterloo Broadcast Centre to be located at 117 King St. West

July 26, 2012, Toronto

CBC News today announced that its new Kitchener-Waterloo broadcast centre will be located at 117 King Street West in Kitchener, ON. Starting this winter, CBC will provide residents of Waterloo Region with new local radio and digital news services.

The King Street West location for the new broadcast centre places it in the heart of Kitchener-Waterloo’s commercial core, close to key city areas including, Kitchener City Hall.

"We are delighted to bring CBC to the Waterloo Region this winter", says Susan Marjetti, Managing Director of CBC for the Ontario Region. "With this new location, we’re continuing to demonstrate our commitment to Canadians and our communities. Our team will be in the middle of all the action, covering the Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge area.”

The new CBC Kitchener-Waterloo service will have strong local news, compelling radio current affairs, and a vibrant digital offering beginning this winter.

“I welcome the CBC’s presence in the Waterloo Region, bringing expanded services to local residents,” said Peter Braid, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo. “This new station will also increase the profile of our community on the national stage, recognizing our growing importance as a centre of innovation and entrepreneurialism.”

The new service expansion is part of CBC’s Everyone, Every Way strategic plan to better connect more than six million Canadians over the next four years, in areas which have been identified as underserviced. This spring, CBC launched a new digital service in Hamilton, and other new service plans have been unveiled for Kelowna, Kamloops, Victoria, Edmonton, Halifax, St. John’s, London and Ottawa.

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CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.

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