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CRTC raps Rogers for using small town stations to target big city listeners

News | 05/24/2001 4:00 am EDT

The CRTC has ordered Rogers Broadcasting Ltd to file bi-monthly reports to ensure that two of its radio stations aren’t cream-skimming listeners and advertising revenue from larger markets outside their licensed territories. The decision (2001-257) stems from two complaints filed by rival Standard Radio Inc, which accused Rogers of using its smaller town stations in Chilliwack, BC and Smiths Falls, ON to reach larger markets in Vancouver and Ottawa.

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