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iHeartRadio files for bankruptcy in U.S.

Media | 03/15/2018 5:17 pm EDT

The owner of iHeartRadio Media Inc., the company that aggregates radio content through its app, has filed for bankruptcy in the United States, though the Canadian telecom that brought it north of the border says its radio operations won't be affected. The company...

CRTC renews 11 radio stations despite non-compliance

Media | 08/24/2017 2:20 pm EDT

The CRTC has renewed the licences of 11 radio stations after it found them in non-compliance with licence conditions. On Friday, it renewed two radio stations for shorter terms — Radio Ville Marie’s French-language CIRA-FM in Montréal, which broadcasts mostly religious content, and community radio station CHPL-FM in Plamondon, Alta, run by the Le Club de la radio communautaire. It said the shorter terms would "allow for an earlier review of the licensee’s compliance with the regulatory requirements." Community radio stations CHMM-FM in Mackenzie, B.C., and CFDY-FM in...

Rogers buying Vancouver station for Sportsnet brand

Media | 04/25/2017 6:14 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. said Tuesday it intends to purchase a Vancouver radio station from Newcap Inc., adding it to its stable of all-sports stations. In a press release, the company said the transaction...

iHeartRadio launches in Canada

Media | 10/07/2016 4:56 pm EDT

iHeartMedia Inc.'s free digital radio and music streaming service is now available in Canada, according to a press release from BCE Inc.’s media division. The free app, iHeartRadio, is available on a preview basis...

500 Canadian radio stations to be available through app

Media | 09/28/2016 5:28 pm EDT

Radio stations from some of Canada’s biggest broadcasters—including Rogers Communications Inc., Cogeco Inc., Newcap Inc., and Corus Entertainment Inc., among...

CRTC denies Durham Radio Toronto proposal

Media | 08/02/2016 8:42 pm EDT

The CRTC has denied an application by Durham Radio Inc. to change the transmitter of its FM tower to expand its service into Toronto. In a decision Monday, the commission said that the proposal to modify the CJKX-FM-2, a...

No new radio stations for Kentville, N.S.

Media | 04/29/2016 6:05 pm EDT

The CRTC has decided that the Kentville, N.S., market cannot accommodate any additional radio stations. The commission said in a decision Friday that it has returned an application submitted by Newcap Inc. “To survive, a new radio station in Kentville would need to garner tuning, and consequently draw advertising revenues, from incumbent stations in the market,” the CRTC said in its analysis. In a separate notice Friday, the regulator issued a call for comments on the market capacity for radio stations in Sudbury, Ont., after it received an application from Larche Communications Inc. for an English-language commercial station. Companies and individuals interested in serving that market should “express their interest during the...

CRTC news fund proposal would ‘gut’ community TV: Cogeco

Media | 01/27/2016 10:14 pm EST

Cogeco Communications Inc. told a CRTC hearing Wednesday that a plan the commission proposed to create a new fund for local TV news programming, to be funded by existing financial resources within the...

Rob Farina leaves Rogers after reported record label spat

Media | 11/20/2015 4:28 pm EST

Rob Farina has resigned as vice-president of content with Rogers Communications Inc.'s media division, the company has confirmed, following a report he called for a boycott of a record company he...

CRTC’s music categories for radio called ‘subjective’

Media | 09/03/2015 3:57 pm EDT

The CRTC’s recent decision to deny a licence amendment requested by Harvard Broadcasting Inc.’s CKEA-FM in Edmonton was based on a difference of opinion over what songs fall into what category, according to the company, while a radio expert says the same could be true of other cases. The regulator renewed the...

Newcap stations denied lenience on local content quota

Media | 10/27/2014 6:33 pm EDT

On Monday the CRTC denied a request from two Newcap Inc. television stations in Lloydminster, Alta., for lenience on meeting the regulator's quotas for providing local content. The two channels,...

B.C. radio station denied signal expansion, again

Media | 10/01/2014 3:49 pm EDT

Newcap Inc. has been denied a request to the CRTC to expand the signal strength of a radio station in Kelowna, B.C., on the grounds it would add another station to the market of Penticton, B.C., about 60 kilometres south. The...

Vancouver station stuck with Canadian blues

Media | 08/14/2014 3:53 pm EDT

A Vancouver radio station has received a renewal of its broadcast licence for the next five years, though it has been denied its request for relief on certain content requirements in the music it plays. The CRTC said on its...

Newcap asks for flexibility in local TV requirements

Media | 05/16/2014 4:55 pm EDT

Newcap Inc. is asking the CRTC for more flexibility in how the company meets local programming requirements for two television stations in Lloydminster, Alta. In an application posted to the commission’s website on Friday,...

CRTC approves Newcap acquisition of 5 Bell radio stations

Media | 03/19/2014 5:03 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved Newcap Inc.’s acquisition of five radio stations from BCE Inc.’s media subsidiary for a purchase price of $112 million. The commission said Tuesday that it had...

CRTC approves sale of two Rogers radio stations

Media | 03/14/2014 5:31 pm EDT

The CRTC said Friday it has approved the sale of two radio stations in New Brunswick by Rogers Communications Inc. The commission said in an online notice that the sale of CHNI-FM in Saint John to Newcap Inc. has been given the OK, as has the transfer of CKNI-FM in Moncton to Acadia Broadcasting Ltd. Both new owners of the radio stations were given approval to change their formats from news and talk to music....

Newcap fielding offers for western radio assets

Media | 01/23/2013 3:47 am EST

Newfoundland Capital Corp. Ltd.’s subsidiary Newcap Inc. is considering selling its western broadcasting assets, Newfoundland Capital said Tuesday. In a release, Newfoundland Capital said the assets include 32 radio stations, six repeater licences and two television stations, primarily in Alberta. The company said it had not yet...