“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 four decades of pop classics, from the ’50s to the ’90s, plus adult standards performed by today’s top artists.
The station’s wide range of specialty programming includes everything from big bands to ’50s crooners, early rock ’n’ rollers to folk singers, and today’s top artists specializing in retro-sounds.
Popular artists on our playlist include Elvis, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Anne Murray, Michael Bublé, Leonard Cohen, The Supremes and The Beatles.
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.
Libby Znaimer’s Zoomer Report, with health and lifestyle tips for living well, airs four times daily.
The New AM 740 brings you the best, the only…and sometimes the unexpected with unique weekend programming. Weekends features nearly two dozen specialty programs on topics ranging from gardening to finance, sports to Scotland, car care to conspiracies, and much more. Shows like A Little Breath of Scotland and Big Band Sunday Night provide our listeners with unique content they won’t find anywhere else.
The New AM 740 on-air hosts are among the most recognized veterans in the industry:
Music Director Neil Hedley, award-winning writer and broadcaster.
John Gallagher, former Citytv sports anchor.
Denis Snowdon, Toronto’s longest serving radio host – since 1965.
Dale Goldhawk, journalist, author, broadcaster and Canada’s best-known consumer advocate, with more than 45 years of experience in newspapers, and radio. He is now a prominent feature on AM740 Zoomer Radio with Goldhawk Fights Back, a daily citizen advocacy show that shares valuable insights and advice, tips and solutions, navigating today’s precarious consumer society.
Our live Radio Concert Hall performances, introduced in 2008, have become a promotional destination for the world’s most renowned performers. These intimate and unedited concerts are broadcast live-to-air from The New AM 740’s Radio Concert Hall.
Past Radio Concert Hall 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, as well as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Priscilla Presley.