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CRTC calls for radio licence applications for Hamilton-Niagara

Media | 11/10/2016 6:52 pm EST

Two communities in Ontario’s Hamilton-Niagara region can handle “at least” one radio station, the CRTC said as it issued a call for applications Thursday. The announcement follows a January application filed by Dufferin Communications Inc. to serve Grimsby and Beamsville, Ont., with a commercial radio station. Interveners opposing the call for applications —including BCE Inc., Corus Entertainment Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc., which operate six of the seven radio stations in the Hamilton market and three in St....

CRTC approves radio stations in Ont., N.L.

Media | 10/07/2016 9:15 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved two separate applications to operate English-language radio stations in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. On Friday, the commission said on its website it approved an application to operate an FM radio station at the 102.3 MHz frequency in Gravenhurst and Bracebridge, Ont. from Bayshore Broadcasting Corp. The station will offer a country music format, with “emerging Canadian talent” and will include “public affairs programming, editorial comments on community issues, entertainment news and health- and community-related information.”...

CRTC denies application for ethnic radio station in Winnipeg

Media | 01/22/2015 6:50 pm EST

The CRTC on Thursday said on its website that it had denied an application for a commercial ethnic radio station in Winnipeg due to concerns it would hurt an existing radio station in that market....