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CRTC grants licence to radio station it previously ordered off the air

Media | 11/28/2016 11:09 pm EST

The CRTC has approved two new ethnic radio licences — one to a company it previously ordered to stop broadcasting —  and a rebroadcast transmitter for another to serve Surrey and Vancouver, British Columbia. The regulator had previously said that it was looking for applications to serve the market because of  “demand in the Vancouver market for additional ethnic radio programming services.” On Monday, the CRTC said it has approved the applications...

CRTC calls for radio licence applications in Vancouver

Media | 06/29/2015 5:32 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking for applications for radio stations in the Vancouver area, which it said in its “preliminary view” would “best be served by proposals targeting the ethnic communities,” though it noted that it would consider other types of applications. Last year, the CRTC said it would hold a hearing to look into three radio stations it said were in violation of the Broadcasting Act by operating out of British Columbia's Lower Mainland and having their signals transmitted from the United States back into Canada without a CRTC-issued licence. In a decision in...