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CRTC urged to mediate dispute between U of T radio station and community groups

News | 09/14/2000 4:00 am EDT

When the CRTC’s public hearings get underway in Hull PQ next week, the renewal of University of Toronto Community Radio’s licence (CIUT FM) will not be a mere rubber stamp. Next to the merger of BCE Inc and CTV Inc, which are also on the same agenda, campus-community radio might seem like a mundane affair, but the battles at CIUT point at several new regulatory issues when it comes to the development of community-based campus radio. This hearing may be one of the first times that the federal regulator is held to task to enforce their new campus radio policy regulations (CRTC 2000-12) issued on January 28, 2000.

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