Canada 360

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Canada 360
Canada 360
Broadcast areaCanada
United States
BrandingCanada 360
FrequencyXM 172
First air date2005-11-17
FormatNews Radio
ClassSatellite Radio Station
AffiliationsCanadian Press
OwnerAccessible Media
WebsiteCanada 360

Canada 360 was a Canadian 24-hour news radio station, which aired on Sirius XM. Operated by Accessible Media (AMI), the channel provided the latest news, sports, weather and border-crossing information. The channel was formerly programmed by Radio Development Group, owned by serial entrepreneur Evan Kosiner.

The station began airing in 2005 and became the world's first 24/7 headline news radio station, concurrently with the launch of XM Canada.[1] Its typical hour was divided into four 15-minute segments with news and sports headlines sourced from Canadian Press, plus weather forecasts provided by The Weather Network.

The audio was encoded at 4 kbit/s mono and sounds similar to that of an AM broadcasting station. The channel's audio was vocal audio only, much like Sirius XM's other traffic and weather channels.

On 2008-11-12, Canada 360 was moved from Channel 244 to Channel 96. On 2011-05-04, Canada 360 was moved from Channel 96 to Channel 155. It could be heard last on Channel 172. Currently that position is held by SiriusXM Scoreboard.


  1. ^ "'This ain't radio, man'". The Province, November 20, 2005.

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