TORONTO, ON (Friday, November 29, 2013) – Toronto’s newest radio station, Indie88 (CIND-FM), has now officially cranked up the power to be heard across the GTA and fully serve its growing number of fans. Following CRTC approval, Indie88 has increased the station’s signal strength at 88.1 FM. For music fans in Toronto, this means Indie88 can finally be heard crystal clear across the entire city – in the car, at home, at work and anywhere else that needs a great soundtrack.
The station is celebrating with a special concert event, the “Indie88 Power Party featuring STARS” on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Lee’s Palace, Toronto.
“Now that we’ve turned it up to eleven, we’re pumped to invite our fans to an intimate concert with an incredible band,” said Program Director, Adam Thompson. “It’s going to be a historic night and one helluva party!”
Very limited tickets for the intimate show go on sale Friday, December 6th at 10:00 AM for $8.81, with ALL proceeds going to Indie88’s charity partner, SKETCH Working Arts. Indie88 listeners will also have plenty of chances to call in and win tickets to the Indie88 Power Party beginning Monday, December 9th. To buy tickets or for exact times to listen and win, see Indie88.com.
This announcement follows the decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on November 1, 2013, which approved the application by Central Ontario Broadcasting to increase transmitting power on 88.1 FM. Indie88 completed this increase with Industry Canada oversight on November 28, 2013. The full Broadcasting Decision is published here: http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2013/2013-588.htm.
Indie88 Power Party featuring STARS
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 9:00pm doors
Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Buy tickets at Indie88.com starting Friday, December 6th at 10:00 AM for $8.81 each. Listen to win tickets on Indie88 starting Monday, December 9th. (This is a 19+ event.)
ABOUT CENTRAL ONTARIO BROADCASTING/INDIE88
Founded in 1988, Central Ontario Broadcasting is an independent broadcasting company that owns and operates three radio stations: Indie88 in Toronto, Rock 95 and 107.5 Kool FM in Barrie. Indie88 (CIND-FM) officially launched on August 3rd as Canada’s first Indie station – Giving Great Music A Home. The station supports the musician behind the song and puts the audience first. Indie88 is committed to providing a platform for emerging Canadian artists and all their fans. To experience Indie88, tune in to 88.1 FM and Indie88.com.
STARS are Canada’s best kept secret indie institution. Over the course of more than a decade together, STARS have consistently proven themselves adept at producing incisively sharp, beautifully orchestrated pop music. Their sixth album, The North, is no exception. In many ways, it is their finest record to date – a culmination of all they have learned and lost; a record of what it is to love today, of how to live a life in music. Twelve years deep, they are making it clear that they are a generational band, a band that will still be here long after other more fashionable acts have faded and a band that without any hype has become one of the most influential and respected acts from North of America. More here: YouAreSTARS.com.
ABOUT SKETCH WORKING ARTS FOR STREET-INVOLVED YOUTH
Founded in 1996, SKETCH is recognized locally, provincially and nationally for its unique, capacity-focused approach to youth engagement and organizing through the arts. Their mission as a community arts initiative is to engage young people who live homeless or on the margins to experience the transformative power of the arts, to build leadership and self‐sufficiency in the arts, and to cultivate social and environmental change through the arts. SKETCH is currently building and renovating a 7,500‐square-foot multidisciplinary creative hub at Artscape Youngplace located at 180 Shaw Street, in Toronto, Ontario. Once construction of SKETCH’s new creative hub is complete in early 2014, SKETCH youth will have even more opportunities to collaborate with creative entrepreneurs and mentors, gain employable training, and launch their own enterprises. More here: SKETCH.ca.