CRTC Opens Window For Applications For New Vancouver Stations
June 29, 2015 at 12:01 PM (PT)
The CRTC has opened a window for applications for new stations in VANCOUVER.
The window was triggered by applications by SHER-E-PUNJAB RADIO BROADCASTING INC for a new AM and by SOUTH ASIAN BROADCASTING CORP. INC. for a rebroadcasting transmitter in SURREY for its Ethnic CKYE-F (RED FM)/VANCOUVER and, after grants of the applications, the controversy over the applicants' use of U.S. signals to target the VANCOUVER market. Also playing a part was the revocation of ABORIGINAL VOICES RADIO's license for AC-Aboriginal CKAV-FM-2/VANCOUVER (relay of CKAV/TORONTO). Applications for new stations may apply through SEPTEMBER 17th.
While "the Commission’s preliminary view is that the VANCOUVER market would best be served by proposals targeting the ethnic communities," other formats are not precluded, and SHER-E-PUNJAB and SOUTH ASIAN will be permitted to amend their applications.