Vancouver Pirate Shuts Down
February 18, 2010 at 4:55 AM (PT)
A pirate FM radio station set up by a cultural group in VANCOUVER for the OLYMPICS has been shut down by a Canadian government agency, reports VANCOUVER MEDIA CO-OP.
VIVO MEDIA ARTS set up the low-power terrestrial signal to relay its online streaming audio for the month of FEBRUARY, claiming that its station was legal, but the organization's BRIAN BEAUDRY told the website that the group was served with a takedown notice. "The CRTC hasn’t approached us yet," said BEAUDRY, "it’s something by the name of SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS, and they’ve handed us a whack of documents and broadcasting procedure rules under the auspices of INDUSTRY CANADA ... Their main concern, it seemed like, or what they brought up in conversation with us was that it was possibly interrupting aviation navigation signals."
The group's programming remains online at vivomediaarts.com/radio.php.