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CRTC rejects Toronto area radio expansion, approves SW Ont. station

Media | 06/09/2017 12:28 pm EDT

Two Ontario markets with prospective applications for broadcasting licences can’t sustain any new radio stations, the CRTC said Friday. In separate decisions posted online, the regulator said neither Brampton nor Aurora, Ont., can sustain the applied for commercial and commercial ethnic stations at this time. Brampton, which is part of the Greater Toronto Area, is among an area currently served by 31 commercial stations and nine ethnic stations. “Despite Brampton’s rapid population...

One Ottawa-area radio station approved, another denied

Media | 04/02/2014 4:39 pm EDT

The CRTC on Wednesday denied one application while approving another from the same company for new radio stations in small communities just west of Ottawa.  The denied station would have been located in Carleton Place, Ont. The applicant, My Broadcasting Corp., proposed a format of adult contemporary music aimed at people aged 25 to 54, the CRTC said in a notice on its website. In denying the application for the Carleton Place station, the CRTC took issue with the sought FM frequency 107.7, which the company is currently using for a transmitter in Arnprior, Ont. — about 40...