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Fort Erie radio station must keep 3 hours of news per week: CRTC

Media | 05/11/2021 5:36 pm EDT

The CRTC has denied Byrnes Communications Inc.’s request to amend its broadcasting licence so that its Fort Erie station is no longer bound to broadcast a minimum of three hours of news programming per week, of which 30 per cent (54 minutes) must be devoted to local news. The CRTC released its decision for the English-language commercial radio station CFLZ-FM in Fort Erie, Ont., on Tuesday. “The licensee stated that the challenges it faces in meeting the above-noted condition of licence arise during statutory holidays and other unique situations such as staff illnesses or a global...

CRTC OKs ownership change for two Ont. radio stations

Media | 01/15/2018 4:05 pm EST

The CRTC has approved the acquisition of two Ontario radio stations by Byrnes Communications Inc. from Vista Radio Ltd. In a decision Monday, the regulator said it would not require the payment of tangible benefits for the ownership transfer of the two stations, 105.1...

CRTC to hold Toronto hearing on broadcasting applications

telecom | 08/31/2017 2:16 pm EDT

The CRTC said Thursday that it has scheduled a hearing to take place in Toronto on Nov. 27 to consider 11 broadcasting applications. They include three applications for stations in Grimsby and...

Rogers acquires Ontario radio stations

Media | 07/13/2017 3:40 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved the acquisition by Rogers Communications Inc.’s media division of Tillsonburg Broadcasting Company Ltd. (TBCL), which operates two English-language stations in the small Ontario town. The deal, which...

No new radio stations will be added in Hamilton and Burlington: CRTC

Media | 10/21/2015 7:59 pm EDT

CRTC announced Wednesday that the Hamilton, Ont. and Burlington, Ont. radio market cannot add any more commercial radio stations, turning away an application filed by Byrnes Communications...