Friday, January 28, 2011

Campus Radio Licence Pulled By CRTC



This should serve as a warning about campus radio stations that don't follow their commitments to the CRTC.

The CRTC has revoked the licence of a community radio station on Ryerson University’s campus citing numerous regulatory violations and a lack of quality control.

In a news release, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says CKLN Radio Inc., could not convince regulators that it could properly operate the station going forward. CKLN receives funding from Ryerson students and is a tenant of the student-government-managed campus centre, but has no official relationship with the University.

The investigation into station operations began in July 2009 after complaints about CKLN's management, operations and quality of programming.

The CRTC says “significant infighting” plagued the station and the building manager on campus eventually locked out staff and management for a period of seven months, during which intermittent loops of programming went over the airwaves.

The station could not maintain a significant quality-control mechanism once regular broadcasting resumed, the CRTC ruled, and cited limited involvement from Ryerson’s student body.

The station management was not able to comply with licence requirements, including submission of on-air tapes, program logs and complete annual returns.


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3 comments:

ARA said...

This is the first salvo on the war on free speech and all student radio stations.

You know CRTC vice-chairman the zionist Leonard Katz was behind this.

In a previous hearing in May he was critical of CKLN for announcing Israeli Apartheid Week events.

Katz is one of the biggest pro-Israel lobbyists in Canada and needs to be fired from the CRTC.

Unfortunately we have Harper in power but when Jack Layton and the NDP become the government we need to make sure the first thing is done is to fire Katz and all the other zionist appointees from their positions of power.

DriveGoddess said...

"zionist"....hmmmmm.......been reading much of "Storm Front" lately? christ.

RM said...

"...but when Jack Layton and the NDP become the government ..."
Simailar adynatons follow.
When Hell freezes over
When pigs fly
When grapes ripen on the willow
When the sun rises in the west
When there are two Thursdays in a week
Not in a month of Sundays
When the crow flies upside down

Getting the idea ARA?