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CRTC denies B.C. radio station CanCon changes

| 07/22/2014 4:48 pm EDT

A B.C. radio station has been denied its request to reduce the amount of Canadian music it plays, the CRTC said on Tuesday when renewing the station’s licence. CHWK-FM in Chilliwack, B.C., owned by Fabmar Communications Ltd., had asked the regulator to decrease the amount of Canadian content it plays from 6 a.m to 6 p.m. during the workweek to the CRTC’s minimum, 35 per cent, from the current 40 per cent. The station argued that because it had switched to a “classic hits” format from a previous rock format, it was harder to find suitable Canadian music. In denying...