The morning of Thursday, March 26 will usher in a new era for CP24 -- one that will see the launch of a morning show and a radio station on southern Ontario airwaves.

CP24 Breakfast will be co-hosted by Melissa Grelo, Matte Babel and lead anchor Ann Rohmer.

It will also feature other well-known CP24 faces including Nalini Sharma, Cam Woolley and Mika Midolo, as well as the station's newest hire, Steve Anthony, who will helm traffic broadcasts from the air aboard Chopper 24.

Beginning at 5:30 a.m. every weekday, the show will bring viewers traffic, weather and breaking news earlier than any other television newscast in the city.

CP24's new radio station, CP24 Radio 1050, is also set to launch the same morning, giving viewers the ability to follow the station's breaking news and commentary all the way from their home to their workplaces. The station will launch at 5 a.m.

"CP24 Breakfast is an investment in local news in the GTA," says Bob McLaughlin, vice-president and general manager of CP24.

"This exciting new program, coupled with CP24 Radio 1050, enables us to deliver an unprecedented level of service to our viewers and listeners unlike anywhere else in the city."

CP24 has a daily audience of more than 1 million viewers and can now be seen throughout an even larger chunk of southwestern Ontario, from Peterborough to Windsor.