Kerry Marshall out at Roundhouse

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Re: Kerry Marshall out at Roundhouse

Postby Dan Sys » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:26 am

Donovan said:
Call me crazy, but if 98.3 flipped to a format a la CISL, complete with paid programming on weekends, it might actually work. Live AM and PM drive shows, the rest of the day filled with music, very little overhead.

Great idea in principle Donovan, however most of the targeted audience resides in the suburbs where Roundhouse Radio's signal is obliterated by Chilliwack's Star FM. Moving down a notch to 98.1 and raising the power could overcome that issue. KING-FM in Seattle currently occupies 98.1, but It doesn't seem to matter anymore through both the CRTC and FCC eyes if Lower Mainland stations also operate on existing Seattle area FM frequencies.
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Re: Kerry Marshall out at Roundhouse

Postby Howaboutthat » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:40 am

Dan Sys wrote:How About That said:
Dan you might know if there was a clause in the CRTC approval if they had to keep the same ownership/format for X number of years?

There was nothing along those lines in the original approval documents specifically directed at Roundhouse, however the overall CRTC policy regarding new licenses states:

3. The Commission reiterates its position that the sale of a newly authorized broadcasting undertaking brings into question the basis for the Commission's original decision when the licence has been issued following a competitive process. Consequently, during the first two years following the launch of a service, any transaction involving the licence will be normally denied, except where the applicant can demonstrate the necessity of the transaction as a result of a force majeure event. The Commission is of the view that this approach will ensure that the community benefits from the service as approved for a period of at least two years.

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