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CRTC denies applications for new radio stations in Vancouver, Grande Prairie

Media | 07/06/2020 4:24 pm EDT

The CRTC has said no to two applications for new radio stations -- one in Vancouver and one in Grande Prairie, Alberta. In a pair of decisions released Monday, the...

Scott says CRTC willing to be ‘flexible’ in future radio regulation

Media | 06/06/2019 1:41 pm EDT

CRTC chairman and CEO Ian Scott told a broadcasting conference Tuesday that the commission is “prepared to be flexible with new approaches to regulation” as it prepares to review its policy for commercial radio. According to a copy of his speech to the annual conference of the Western Association of Broadcasters, Scott said the regulator is “in the early stages of preparing for a comprehensive review of our commercial radio policy.” The CRTC’s three-year forecast mentions the review...

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...

CRTC reviewing capacity of three radio markets

Media | 01/30/2019 2:33 pm EST

The CRTC has launched consultations on the radio market capacity of Vernon, B.C., Grande Prairie, Alta., and Scarborough, Ont. It said in the notices of consultation published Tuesday that it had received applications for new...

Accurate audience measurements for radio lacking, conference hears

Media | 11/09/2018 6:15 pm EST

TORONTO —  The radio industry has a “big problem” with a lack of...

CRTC consulting on new radio stations in Northern Ontario

Media | 09/28/2018 5:02 pm EDT

The CRTC has opened up a comment period after it received applications from Vista Radio Ltd. for two new commercial radio stations in North Bay and Timmins, Ont. Vista radio currently operates 41...

CRTC says no additional radio stations for Lloydminster market

Media | 07/25/2018 4:22 pm EDT

The radio market in Lloydminster, on the Alberta-Saskatchewan border, can’t sustain another radio station, the CRTC said Wednesday. “While Lloydminster`s population is growing and average household income is relatively high, the Commission is concerned that its radio market is in decline,” it said in its decision. It noted that radio market revenue in the town has decreased at a greater rate than the provincial average, and that revenues began to decline before Alberta’s economic downturn in 2017, adding that they “have not recovered despite Alberta’s economic recovery.”...

CRTC OKs ownership change for two Ont. radio stations

Media | 01/15/2018 4:05 pm EST

The CRTC has approved the acquisition of two Ontario radio stations by Byrnes Communications Inc. from...

CRTC OK’s sale of Kelowna radio station

Media | 10/11/2017 4:23 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved the acquisition of a Kelowna, B.C. radio station by Avenue Radio Ltd. from Vista Radio Ltd. However, it denied an Avenue Radio request for an exception to the requirement it pay tangible benefits, which it...

CRTC to hold Toronto hearing on broadcasting applications

telecom | 08/31/2017 2:16 pm EDT

The CRTC said Thursday that it has scheduled a hearing to take place in Toronto on Nov. 27 to consider 11 broadcasting applications. They include three applications for stations in Grimsby and...

CRTC wants input on Lloydminster radio market

Media | 08/16/2017 1:30 pm EDT

The CRTC is consulting on the radio market capacity in Lloydminster, which straddles the...

CRTC allows less CanCon for unprofitable radio station

telecom | 07/08/2016 8:35 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved a transfer of ownership for CKJN-FM in Haldimand County, Ont. from Vista Radio Ltd. to Durham Radio Inc. In a decision Friday, it also said it approved...

Rogers, Telus on opposing sides of zero-rated music case

Media | 10/15/2015 8:39 pm EDT

An undue-preference complaint against a music streaming service offered by Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron has Rogers Communications Inc. arguing that zero-rating the service is a net-neutrality...

CRTC postpones application for radio frequency change

Media | 04/30/2014 5:50 pm EDT

The CRTC said Tuesday that an application that was to be heard May 13 from a radio station seeking to change its frequency has been delayed due to an advisory from Industry Canada that its request “is not technically...