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CHED

CHED or "Ched" may refer to:

  • C.H.ED was an alternative band that played in the late 90's.
  • Commission on Higher Education (disambiguation)
  • CHED (AM), a radio station (630 AM) licensed to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Ched Evans, a Welsh footballer

CHED (AM)

CHED ( 630 AM) is a radio station broadcasting News/ Talk/ Sports format. Licensed to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, it first began broadcasting in 1954. The station is currently owned by Corus Entertainment. CHED's studios are located on 84th Street in Edmonton, while its transmitters are located in Southeast Edmonton.

The station first signed on to at 8:00 p.m. on , from studios on the corner of 107 Street and 100 Avenue in Downtown Edmonton. On , at 6:30 a.m., CHED switched to its current frequency of .

Although primarily concerned with talk and news programming, CHED is also the voice of the NHL Edmonton Oilers and CFL Edmonton Eskimos. In the late evenings it re-broadcasts older radio dramas.

For a significant portion of its history, CHED was Edmonton's (and North America's) most successful Top 40 station having a staggering 40% share of the local listening audience, but with the arrival of FM radio, it lost its listenership and moved to an all-talk format. Other news personalities on the network include Bob Layton, Bryan Hall and formerly Ed Mason.

CHED is currently the most listened to radio station in Edmonton according to the Fall 2011 PPM data report released by BBM Canada.