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TEAM 990 now official radio broadcaster of the Canadiens

Bell Media Release

6/22/2011 4:57:53 PM

Montreal's THE TEAM 990 is now the official voice of the Montreal Canadiens with exclusive English radio broadcast rights to all of the team's games over the next seven seasons.

The new deal makes THE TEAM 990 home to all 82 regular season games, all Canadiens playoff games and all pre-season games.

This marks the first time THE TEAM 990 will have radio broadcast rights to Montreal Canadiens games. In addition to the radio broadcasts, THE TEAM 990 also confirmed the station will complement its game broadcasts by producing extensive pre- and post-game shows.

THE TEAM 990 will also make live and on-demand audio available online at www.team990.com.

"It's truly something special for everyone here at THE TEAM 990 to become the new radio home of the Montreal Canadiens," said Wayne Bews, General Manager of THE TEAM 990. "As a proud member of the Montreal community, the Habs have always dominated our airwaves.  This new partnership with the Canadiens organization will enable us to give hockey fans even more coverage of our city's team."

"We are very pleased to have entered a new partnership with THE TEAM 990 to become the Canadiens English radio broadcaster," stated Geoff Molson, Chairman of the Board of Directors and owner of the Montreal Canadiens. "This long term agreement with THE TEAM 990 is a testament to our commitment to provide our fans with the most comprehensive and reliable broadcast on English radio for the foreseeable future."

THE TEAM 990 and the Montreal Canadiens will announce its game play-by-play team later this summer.

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Bell Media Radio is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.  Bell Media Radio is one of Canada's most successful radio networks operating 33 radio stations in 14 markets throughout Canada including CHUM FM, Canada's # 1 FM station.