The CRTC proposed new amendments to the radio regulations Friday to establish a single policy for campus and community radio. The amendments, to come into force Sept. 1, 2011, propose to: simplify the approach to licensing campus and community stations by eliminating the distinction between Type A and Type B community stations; incorporate new programming requirements such as revisions to content categories, subcategories, and changes to the Canadian content requirements; and implement a new approach to funding campus and community radio. In a separate but related consultation that opened Friday, the CRTC is proposing to increase the minimum level of Canadian musical selections that campus and community radio stations must play; and asking whether the stations should face requirements for the involvement of volunteers in radio operations and the production of programming. The amendments reflect changes to the CRTC’s policy on campus and community radio, introduced last year in broadcasting decision 2010-499. Canadian private broadcasters are required in the regulations to contribute a small portion of their revenues to Canadian content development. Under the CRTC’s new policy, commercial radio stations that make more than $1.25 million in revenues per year will allocate 15 per cent of their annual Canadian content development contributions to the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC). The CRTC is inviting comments on the wording of the amendments to the broadcasting regulations by the deadline of April 11, 2011. The consultation on requirements for Canadian music selections and volunteers closes at the end of the day April 20.