The Federal Court of Appeal announced Friday that it has denied Toronto’s oldest campus-based community radio station, CKLN, from appealing the CRTC’s decision to revoke its license. The news came as a blow to CKLN’s attempts to recover from past conflicts between its board of directors and programmers, who accused them of misconduct. CKLN’s broadcasting license was revoked by the CRTC in February due to poor-quality program logs, paperwork problems and a lack of involvement from Ryerson University students, whose fees make up a major part of the station’s revenue. CKLN says it began a process of renewal in late 2009, and successfully implemented new policies and procedures. The station points out it elected a new board, hired a new station manager and put together a plan to make compliance with CRTC regulations easier for its volunteer programmers. The station said it also worked to increase the participation of Ryerson students. CKLN, which has been known for its promotion of independent music, news programming and political shows, has broadcasted on Ryerson’s closed-circuit system since 1977. It received its broadcasting license in 1983 and since then has occupied the same spot on the FM dial. CKLN could seek an appeal of the court decision to the Supreme Court of Canada or reapply for a licence. Station members and staff say they are also discussing closed-circuit radio as an alternative. CKLN is now broadcasting online at www.ckln.fm.