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CRTC denies N.S. radio station due to contour overlap

Media | 11/08/2016 8:38 pm EST

The CRTC has denied an application for a new radio station in Nova Scotia because its service area would have encroached that of existing stations. It said in a decision Tuesday that Atlantic Broadcasters Ltd. had applied for a broadcasting licence for a country music station in the Antigonish, N.S., market, whose contours would overlap those of three other stations in the area. One of those stations had launched in 2014 and “may therefore not be fully established in the market,” the CRTC said. “Further, given the financial situation of the stations in...