Z-News – Music for Zoomers

Did you know that Canada’s 14.8 million 45plus population are the fastest growing demographic on the internet? And that 71 per cent of Zoomers go online every day?

To better engage their increasingly digital savvy audiences, The New Classical 96.3 FM, English Canada’s only commercial all-classical radio station, and The New AM 740 – Zoomer Radio, will officially relaunch their new websites on September 17. Features of the new sites include improved speed, content and design, including an emphasis on ease-of-use.

Zoomers are flocking to social media, mobile and media-rich websites but most online destinations are designed by, and for, a younger demographic despite the fact 45plus year old users are the fastest growing audience online.

The new sites, produced in-house by ZoomerMedia’s Interactive Division, are tailored for mature audiences, offering more intuitive and faster web pages, CD-quality audio streams, full concert videos, podcasts, and an updated, state-of-the-art iPhone/iPod app for listeners on the go.

Win a trip to Deerhurst Resort!

To support the relaunch and the “listen anywhere” message, the stations are hosting an online contest from September 17 – October 14 whereby listeners can win a trip for four to Deerhurst Resort in breathtaking Muskoka by visiting the new websites.



What Was That Piece?
Discover and own music you just heard with a direct link to purchase and download directly from Apple iTunes:

Browse a vast video library of over 100 concerts recorded live as part of the New Classical 96.3 FM Concert Lobby series:

Arts Coverage
Stay on top of the arts world with breaking news, listings and regularly updated reviews:

Moses Znaimer’s Anti-Noise Pollution League
Choose from a listener-generated Recommended Restaurant list for noise-free civilized dining and conversation you can actually hear, as well as a list of Noisy Rejects to avoid:


Listen Live With CD Quality Sound
Delivered in a 128k stereo stream, AM radio never sounded so good!

What Was That Song?
Discover and own music you just heard with a direct link to purchase and download directly from Apple iTunes:

On This Day In Music History
Relive famous musical moments:

Download Podcasts
Never miss a favourite show with our library of on-demand radio programming you can listen to straight from the website or on your iPhone/iPod via Apple iTunes:

Shows include:
A Little Breath of Scotland with Dennis Snowdon
The Conspiracy Show with Richard Syrett
Dale Goldhawk’s Goldhawk Fights Back
Dave’s Corner Garage
Michael Englebert’s Applause
Mike Filey’s Toronto
Radio Erin with Frankie Benson
Zoomer Week in Review with Libby Znaimer

Like the website, the iPhone App also allows mobile users to find the name of the song they’ve just heard and purchase a copy that is downloaded directly into their iPhone or iPod. For sophisticated audiophiles, the App uses Apple’s AirPlay to stream the broadcasts directly to their stereo systems for the best sound possible, regardless of where they are located in the world.

The New AM740 is Toronto’s ‘Best of the Best’ radio station. With a rare 50,000 watts of clear-channel broadcasting power, the station has the largest broadcast footprint in Canada covering a huge area of Ontario, Quebec, and 28 US states. The New AM740 is Canada’s #1 50plus radio station and holds the #2 position in the GTA for longest time-spent-listening (TSL). 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’. With newscasts every half-hour weekday mornings, and hourly through the day, information flows consistently with news, sports, traffic, and weather. The New AM 740 also features over two dozen specialty programs on subjects ranging from gardening and finances, to car care and conspiracies plus one-of-a-kind weeknight shows like Theatre of the Mind featuring dramas, suspense and classic comedies from The Golden Age of Radio.

The New Classical 96.3 FM (GTA) and 103.1 FM (Eastern ON) English Canada’s only commercial all-classical radio stations. From Mozart to movie music, Bernstein to Bach, Offenbach to opera, the station broadcasts the Greatest Music Of All Time plus up-to-the minute news, weather, traffic, Zoomer Reports, cultural information from around the world plus live, intimate and unedited “Live From the Lobby Concert” performances which have featured such luminaries as Grammy Award-winner James Ehnes, opera superstar Measha Brueggergosman, international piano sensation Lang Lang, and crossover supergroups like Il Volo and the Priests.

The New Classical 96.3 FM and The New AM 740 are part of ZoomerMedia Limited (TSXV: ZUM), which also owns this website. ZoomerMedia is a diversified multi-media company founded by CEO Moses Znaimer to serve the needs and interests of Canada’s 14.8 million 45plus demographic.