TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - It is with a lot of pride and a
little apprehension that Astral Radio announces the return of "Humble" Howard Glassman and Fred Patterson.
Debuting January 21st, the Humble & Fred Radio Show will air weekday evenings on Funny 820 Hamilton, Funny 1410 in London,
Ontario and News Talk 1010 CFRB Toronto. In addition, new stations will
be added to the syndication list over the next year.
The hilarious duo is set to entertain their audience with a combination
of highlights from their popular podcast and new exclusive content.
"It's with great trepidation that we are partnering with Humble & Fred",
said Rob Farina, EVP Content & Platforms for Astral Radio, "we hope for
the best, but expect Humble & Fred to bring nothing but heart ache and
Glassman and Patterson are best known for their long-running morning
show on Toronto radio station 102.1 The Edge, where they debuted in
1989. The pair has worked separately for the past several years, but
reunited last year to create daily podcasts that are available on
iTunes and on HumbleAndFredRadio.com.
"We're thrilled to be part of the evolution of Comedy on Astral", shared
Humble & Fred, "we look forward to the opportunity to be fired by them
The addition of Humble & Fred, along with the variety of Canadian
comedians being featured across Astral's comedy radio stations,
displays our investment in the format and support of Canada's legendary
role in the world of stand up comedy. Astral Radio is the first
broadcaster in Canada to offer consumers a 24/7 comedy service.
Founded in 1961, Astral Media Inc. (TSX: ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's
largest media companies. It operates several of the country's most
popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising
and digital media properties. Astral plays a central role in community
life across the country by offering diverse, rich, and vibrant
programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and
advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit astral.com.
SOURCE: Astral Media Inc.