Cogeco Diffusion inc. est heureuse d’annoncer la mise en ligne de ses nouveaux sites Internet, 985fm.ca et 985sports.ca. Les nouveaux sites Internet ont été rehaussés et modernisés afin de faciliter l’accès à l’information au profit de ses auditeurs. Du contenu sport au contenu actualité ou du contenu actualité au contenu sport… Un seul site, divisé en 2 grands espaces, cette nouvelle plateforme en ligne incarne non seulement les activités de Cogeco Nouvelles en matière d’actualité, mais également son implication dans le monde du sport… sans oublier, bien sûr, la radio en direct du 985fm. Accessible à l’adresse 985fm.ca pour l’espace actualité et opinion de Paul Arcand, Benoît Dutrizac, Isabelle Maréchal et Paul Houde ou le 985sport.ca pour l’espace sport et opinion de Michel Villeneuve, Ron Fournier, Martin McGuire, Dany Dubé et les nombreux collaborateurs. Tout est accessible sur le nouveau miniportail dès, le 6 septembre 2011.
I think this all-traffic station fails and fails hard.
Every other radio station in this town already has traffic updates every 10-20 minutes during rush hour - morning and afternoon.
Unless there are somehow cameras on every single foot of road in the Montreal area (and that's certainly not the case), then this all-traffic station will not have up-to-the minute updates on accidents, new traffic jams, etc. It's just impossible.
So chances are you'll get the same info from them right around the same time you would get the info from any other station. Brilliant.
@Martin_02 Villeneuve ne sera pas en ondes avant 18h30 je crois. Détails à suivre auj.
Cogeco has to be one of the worst most incompetent media company in the whole damn Province. Everything they touch turn to crap. Everytime to buy a company it NEVER gets better and they eventualy sell it realising they could not do anything with it because of their short signtness.
And with this traffic radio crap again the rest of the Province is getting punished for Montreal's short comings. No sport for you, rest of the Province because the big city has traffic problems.
Originally Posted by Patccmoi
They got a 9M contract with the government to do a traffic news station.
My guess is that this contract + having to pay much less in salary (whoever tells you that the Champlain Bridge fell will likely cost a lot less than Villeneuve, Fournier, etc.) in the end leaves them with more money in their pockets. They will also move the most listened to shows/animators to some other of their stations, hopefully raising their ratings there.
I think their ratings must have been quite good enough (iirc they were doing pretty well when there was numbers given) and that the radio in itself was likely viable, it's just a business choice where they would get more money this way.
I think that the 9M contract is a big part of this, the traffic station on its own working only with their own money would not have been worth it, but now WE will pay for it with our tax money.
I hope there's a change in goverment in 2012 so the new goverment cancel the 9M contract. That would be beautiful.
Originally Posted by Playoff Beard
I must say I have some mixed feelings about this news. I've always been very critical about their job, especially with a few of them, but I really enjoyed Mcguire, Dube (and Burns while he was there).
And being in Quebec city, I don't think I'll be able to catch 98,5 so that kinda sucks.
If it's a small consolation, it will be on 567 on television.
Last edited by Mike8: 09-02-2011 at 01:15 PM.