“Toronto’s Best Radio Station!” —Dave Bidini, National Post
The New AM 740 has the largest broadcast footprint in North America with its rare 50,000-watt clear channel that reaches extensive parts of Ontario, Quebec and 28 American States. It is the only AM radio station still playing music in Canada’s largest market, presenting pop classics from the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s and ’60s plus adult standards performed by today’s top artists.
The station’s wide range of specialty programming spans big bands to ’50s crooners, early rock ’n’ rollers to folk singers,and today’s top artists specializing in retro-sounds.
Most popular artists include Elvis, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Anne Murray, Michael Buble, and Leonard Cohen.
There are newscasts every half-hour weekday mornings and hourly throughout the day, plus sports, traffic and weather.
Weekdays start with Toronto’s funniest morning show, The Happy Gang, and end with one-of-a-kind weeknight shows like Ziggy’s romantic Stardust and Theatre of the Mind, featuring classic comedies, memorable dramas, suspense and variety from the Golden Age of Radio.
Weekends features more than two dozen specialty programs on subjects ranging from gardening and finances to car care and conspiracy theories.
The New AM 740 on-air hosts are among the most recognized veterans in the industry:
Bill Gable, named North America’s Radio Personality of the Year by Billboard magazine
John Gallagher, former Citytv sports anchor
Dale Goldhawk, Canada’s best-known consumer advocate
Denis Snowdon, Toronto’s longest serving radio host (since 1965)
Libby Znaimer’s Zoomer Report, with health and lifestyle tips for living well,
airs six times daily
Live From the Concert Lobby performances, introduced in 2008, have become a promotional must-stop for the world’s most renowned performers. Intimate and unedited, these one-hour concerts are broadcast live-to-air from the lobby studio of The New AM 740.
Past Concert Lobby guests have included songwriter-performer legends Judy Collins, Dan Hill and Murray McLauchlan; stage stars Michael Burgess, John McDermott and Sophie Milman; and contemporary crooners Matt Dusk, Lily Frost and Sarah Slean.