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Court won’t hear appeal over CRTC’s radio licence denial

Media | 01/04/2021 4:52 pm EST

The Federal Court of Appeal has rejected an application for leave to appeal by a broadcaster whose radio licence was denied renewal by the CRTC. The CRTC denied the licence renewal for Groupe Médias Pam Inc.’s Saint-Constant country music station CJMS 1040 AM in July, outlining instances of non-compliance going back to 2006. It also said CJMS failed to file an annual return for the 2018-19 broadcast year by the required date, didn’t file a complete and accurate self-assessment report and music list, and had an insufficient amount of local programming and news, and “frequent”...

Radio station appealing CRTC licence denial in court

Media | 09/09/2020 4:44 pm EDT

After the CRTC refused to renew its broadcast licence earlier this summer, Groupe Médias Pam Inc. has turned to the Federal Court of Appeal, asking it to overturn that CRTC decision. In July, the regulator denied the renewal for the company’s Saint-Constant country music station CJMS 1040 AM.  It cited a number of reasons, including that CJMS had failed to file an annual return for the 2018-19 broadcast year by the required date, and failed to file a complete and accurate self-assessment report and music list. It also said the station did not adequately serve its market because of an...

CRTC denies licence renewal applications from two Quebec radio stations

Media | 07/31/2020 3:29 pm EDT

The CRTC has denied two licence renewal applications from Quebec-based French language radio stations for consistently failing to meet their licence obligations. In two separate Friday decisions,...

CRTC to hold online hearing

Media | 06/12/2020 4:46 pm EDT

The CRTC is switching to an online format for a radio broadcast licence hearing originally scheduled to be held in Gatineau, Que. last month. The virtual hearing will now take place on June 16 and look at five radio stations that “appear to be in serious non-compliance with their regulatory requirements, certain conditions of licence or mandatory orders issued by the Commission,” the CRTC said in a press release....

CRTC consulting on radio, TV broadcasting licences

Media | 06/29/2017 4:48 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking for comment on renewals of licences held by 10 broadcasters. It said in a notice Thursday that some of the radio stations seeking renewal were previously found to be in non-compliance with their regulatory...

CRTC approves sale of radio station with compliance issues

Media | 12/11/2014 8:23 pm EST

The CRTC said Thursday it has approved the sale of an AM commercial radio station in Saint-Constant, Que., though the licence given is for a shorter timeframe than usual due to non-compliance issues...