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CRTC rejects Vista’s bid for a new radio station in Timmins

Media | 03/20/2019 1:31 pm EDT

The CRTC has decided the Timmins, Ontario commercial radio market can’t sustain another station, rejecting an application by Vista Radio Ltd. for another broadcasting licence. Timmins has four commercial FM radio stations. Two are English-language stations owned by Rogers Communications Inc., CJQQ-FM and CKGB-FM. Vista owns the third English station, CHMT-FM, while LE5 Communications Inc. runs the French-language station CHYK-FM. Vista had argued to the commission that the radio advertising market in Timmins is “under exploited,” and that the profitability of stations there is...