Shawndx wrote:.....as a result of a campus radio policy change by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
The change, which was announced in January, declared that the CRTC would no longer license stations that exist purely for educational reasons......
THE FOLLOWING IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF CRE-COMM RADIO INC., OPERATOR OF 92.9 CKIC-FM:
92.9 KICK FM went on-air almost 10 years ago with a mandate to provide a radio broadcast training forum for students that resembled, as near as possible, the operation of a commercial radio station. Red River College provided the transmitter and facilities as well as start-up funding, with the goal that the radio station become self sustaining over a period of time. Despite never being able to achieve this, the College continued to fund the station.
As a result of recent changes to CRTC regulations regarding campus and community radio stations, and financial challenges, the Board of Cre-Comm Radio Inc. has decided to discontinue over the air broadcasting effective Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 4:00pm, and will be returning the current broadcast licence to the CRTC.
Radio training at Red River College will continue uninterrupted, and the plan is for KICK FM to resume streaming in the fall.
The Board of Directors of Cre-Comm Radio Inc. would like to thank Station Manager Rick Baverstock for his dedication, support and contribution to the station from sign-on in December 2003.
The Board and Mr. Baverstock would also like to thank all the student and community volunteers, as well as radio instructors, who have contributed to the radio station over the past 9 ½ years.
Thank you also, to the listeners who have supported the radio station over the years.
45 RPM wrote:Isn't this the station where former 100.3 The Q in Victoria PD Rick Everett went to manage?
If he's still there, you'd think he'd know some loopholes to keep things afloat.
Today the CRTC informed KICK-FM that, under the new campus radio policy, we will no longer be allowed to train students for a career in radio. As you may know, our raison d'être is training students from Red River College's Creative Communications program...It is doubtful that RRC will want to continue funding a radio station that does not work within its educational department. Therefore, it seems unlikely at this point in time that KICK-FM will remain on-air,
I was wondering if one of you could help point it out to me?
Shawndx wrote:They pulled the plug at 15:47 local time right in the middle of a song.
Dan Sys wrote:I was wondering if one of you could help point it out to me?
CKNF.....as I recall the CRTC just informed those stations directly who would be affected by this new policy. A public bulletin outlining the details was never issued as far as I know.
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