Three New Ottawa FMs Get Okayed By CRTC
August 11, 2009 at 11:42 AM (PT)
The CRTC has confirmed its previous tentative grants of new FMs in OTTAWA-GATINEAU to ASTRAL MEDIA and FRANK TORRES and has granted an additional new FM to RADIO DE LA COMMMUNAUTE FRANCOPHONE D'OTTAWA (RCFO). The ASTRAL and TORRES grants were remanded to the agency by the PRIVY COUNCIL in JUNE after an appeal by RCFO on the grounds that the stations should be in French rather than English.
TORRES will launch 101.9 DAWG FM, a Blues-Rock station, while ASTRAL plans Soft AC 99.7 EVE-FM. RCFO was approved for a Type B community FM, but its bid for 101.7 has been rejected and the company will need to find an alternate dial position.
In addition, the Commission confirmed its demial of a power boost for INSTANT INFORMATION SERVICES INC.'s Travel Information CIIO/OTTAWA from 25 to 427 watts.