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TSN Radio 690 Montreal Thanks Listeners For Support

- More than 15,000 sign petition to keep TSN Radio 690 as it is -

"We need TSN 690.  It is part of our special place in Montreal, Quebec and Canada." - Intervention Letter

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MONTREAL, April 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Wayne Bews, General Manager, TSN Radio 690, today thanked Montreal radio listeners and sports fans for their overwhelming support for the station's future. More than 15,000 people have signed a petition at SaveTSN690.ca in favour of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) allowing Bell Media to keep the station intact as an English-language, all-sports radio format in Montreal. In addition, Bews thanked the Montreal community for submitting more than 1,000 individual letters of support to the CRTC.

"The TSN Radio 690 Montreal team is overwhelmed by the support of our loyal listeners. There is no greater validation than having your fans rally together to keep you on the airwaves," said Bews. "Hopefully the CRTC agrees with our request, and with the passionate Montreal sports fans who want to save TSN Radio 690. Meanwhile, we're staying focused on what we do best - covering the Montreal sports scene like no other station in the city."

"We asked our fans for help and boy did they deliver! We are humbled by the strong unwavering support of an unbelievably loyal audience," said Mitch Melnick, host of Melnick in the Afternoon on TSN Radio 690 Montreal. "15,000+ hugs from all of us here at TSN Radio 690."

Montrealers passionately responded with more than 1,000 letters of support:

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