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Created Date: 08/21/10

CHQR | 770 AM | News Talk 770 | Calgary

CHQR | 770 AM | News Talk 770 | Calgary

CHQR is a radio station owned and operated by Corus Entertainment branded QR 77 with a News, Talk format broadcasting on 770 AM and online from Calgary, Alberta.

Address: 105, 630 - 3 Avenue SW
City: Calgary
Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T2P 4L4
Website: www.newstalk770.com
Owner: Corus Entertainment

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