New Vancouver AM Hit By Computer Theft
November 22, 2006 at 5:53 AM (PT)
A new Ethnic radio station in VANCOUVER suffered an unexpected setback in its attempt to launch on SATURDAY, after someone stole its computer automation system last week.
The GLOBE AND MAIL reports that I.T. PRODUCTIONS, which plans to launch South Asian CJRJ-A/VANCOUVER this weekend, was broken into and its computers, back-up system, and production equipment were taken. Owner SUSHMA DATT noted that the thieves "knew what they were looking for," bypassing other computers and equipment and taking only the broadcast-related equipment.
The company has provided its RADIO RIM JHIM programming over a subchannel of crosstown Country CJJR and applied for an AM license from the CRTC in 2004. CJRJ plans to offer programming in 17 languages, primarily in Punjabi.