CRTC Nixes Renewal For CIMI
September 5, 2012 at 12:54 PM (PT)
The CRTC has denied the renewal of RADIO CHARLESBOURG/HAUTE ST-CHARLES silent French-language community FM CIMI/CHARLESBOURG, QC.
The agency said, "Given the seriousness and recurrence of current and past non-compliance, RADIO CHARLESBOURG’s inability to implement the measures necessary for the station’s recovery during the past few years, its own doubts about the possibility of receiving enough support from the community to re-launch the station, and the inadequate plans for the next license term, the Commission concludes that non-renewal of the license is the only possible measure to take under the circumstances." The CRTC said that the station failed to respond to a request for updated information in NOVEMBER 2007, and the received complaints from listeners saying that the station had ceased broadcasting. CIMI's response in JULY 2009 was to say that the closure was due to "legal and financial conflicts" but that the station planned to resume broadcasting in SEPTEMBER 2009, but reported in FEBRUARY 2010 that "the recovery plan had failed."
In addition, the CRTC has set a public hearing on the renewal of the CBC and RADIO-CANADA's radio and TV licenses for NOVEMBER 19th in GATINEAU, QC. Comments on the renewal are due by OCTOBER 5th.