CRTC Sets Hearing on Four Stations' Violations
March 15, 2010 at 4:27 AM (PT)
The CRTC will consider complaints of rules violations at CKLN RADIO INC. (RYERSON UNIVERSITY) campus station CKLN/TORONTO at a hearing in MISSISSAUGA, ON on MAY 12th. The complaints, some dating back to FEBRUARY 2008, allege that "the station is experiencing ongoing difficulties with its governance structure, day-to-day management and operations, programming and ability to maintain an on-air presence on its licensed frequency 88.1 MHz."
Among the specifics are failure to keep CRTC-mandated logger tapes for two weeks in JUNE 2009 and one in JANUARY 2010, failure to file annual returns for the years ending AUGUST 2007 and AUGUST 2008, questions about whether the RYERSON STUDENT UNION (not the licensee) controlled access to the transmitter for several months in 2009, and programmed a Jazz format without student and volunteer involvement, a violation of the station's mandate.
Also on the docket are allegations that ABORIGINAL VOICES RADIO's CKAV/TORONTO and repeaters in VANCOUVER, CALGARY, EDMONTON, and OTTAWA violated its format mandate for 25% spoken word programming by repeating the same news report over and over on each day, with no additional weather or sports coverage and insufficient local programming.
PELLPROPCO, INC.'s AC-Italian CHSC-A/ST. CATHARINES, ON will have to answer charges that it violated rules regarding filing annual returns, providing news coverage on weekends, paying into the Canadian talent development fund, and filing financial statements; and ARCTIC RADIO (1982) LTD.'s AC CFAR-A/FLIN FLON, MB will answer allegations that it did not file annual reports for 2008-09.
Comments must be filed with the agency by APRIL 12th.