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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. Gill Broadcasting Ltd. sought a licence for an FM station that would broadcast 85 per cent of its content in non-official languages and the rest in English. The CRTC said in an online posting that there was potential for the new station's Punjabi and Tagalog programming to conflict with what's already offered on Dufferin Communications Inc.'s AM ethnic station CKJS....