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Radio licences renewed, musical amendments denied

Media | 08/21/2015 4:53 pm EDT

Two Alberta radio stations were granted licence renewals by the CRTC Friday, though both were denied requested changes to the makeup of the music they play. Harvard Broadcasting Inc.'s CKEA-FM in Edmonton was granted a licence renewal until 2022. However, it was denied a requested amendment that it no longer be required to select 15 per cent of its music from the category known as "special interest music," and that 20 per cent of its blues and jazz selection no longer have to be Canadian. The CRTC said the station appeared to be in non-compliance with the requirement for...