New Stations Approved to Replace CKAV's network

New Stations Approved to Replace CKAV's network

Postby jon » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:23 pm

Original Subject: The Applications Are In to Replace CKAV

The CRTC received five applications to replace one or more of the CKAV-FM frequencies across Canada. The four that include stations in the West are:

  1. CFWE-FM Edmonton's owners, which want a pair of similar but each locally programmed stations in Edmonton and Calgary that would focus entirely on Natives in the respective cities, programming Adult Contemporary music during the day. CFWE would continue with its Country format, focusing on all of the mostly Reserve areas covered by its many transmitters
  2. VMS Media Group also wants stations in Calgary and Edmonton, with programming split between Native and Ethnic
  3. Northern Native Broadcasting, which runs a station in Terrace, wants a station in Vancouver
  4. APTN wants all five of the CKAV-FM frequencies, with Native language programming solely in the language(s) spoken in each respective City of License, not the 100% simulcast national network that would have meant large blocks of programming in languages not understood by any of the potential listeners in each City
A Hearing is scheduled for March 27 in the Ottawa area, and comments are being accepted until February 7th.
ref. - http://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2017/2017-1.htm
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Re: The Applications Are In to Replace CKAV

Postby jon » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:33 pm

The CRTC is promising a decision on this next week.
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New Stations Approved to Replace CKAV's network

Postby jon » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:15 am

June 14, 2017 – Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) granted licences for the operation of five radio stations that will serve the Indigenous communities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto in order to fulfill an immediate need.

The organizations that will operate the radio stations are:
• Northern Native Broadcasting, in Vancouver;
• Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta, in Edmonton and Calgary; and
• First Peoples Radio Inc., in Ottawa and Toronto.

These five new stations’ programming must reflect the communities they serve, include a large portion of local content, such as news, and deal with the specific concerns of Indigenous people in the regions in question. Part of the spoken programming must also be in an Indigenous language.

In the view of the CRTC, these three organizations best demonstrated how their programming would reflect the interests and meet the needs of the Indigenous communities in their respective markets.

Quick Facts

• The CRTC is fulfilling an urgent need for radio stations for Indigenous people in the cities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto, which have not had a station entirely devoted to Indigenous people since 2015.
• The new stations will broadcast on the following frequencies:
    o Vancouver (Northern Native Broadcasting): 106.3 FM
    o Edmonton (Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta): 89.3 FM
    o Calgary (Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta): 88.1 FM
    o Ottawa (First Peoples Radio Inc.): 95.7 FM
    o Toronto (First Peoples Radio Inc.): 106.5 FM
• Since the Canadian broadcasting system plays an important role in the reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and Canadian society, the CRTC wants to ensure that these Indigenous communities are well served.
• The CRTC will soon initiate a review of its Indigenous radio policy to ensure that the regulatory framework is effective and reflects the realities of radio stations serving Indigenous peoples.

Quote

“We are very pleased to announce this decision today and to approve the applications for radio licences for the Indigenous communities in the regions concerned. This is a highly anticipated outcome given the length of this public proceeding. I feel even more honoured since it was the last hearing I chaired.

This decision comes at a crucial time, not only because it comes in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report, but also because of the many major issues that affect these communities, such as the disappearance and murder of Indigenous women, water quality on some reserves and Indigenous youth suicides. We will closely monitor the licensees to ensure that they act in keeping with their mandate of serving and promoting Indigenous communities by dealing with the issues that affect them directly, speaking their languages and promoting their cultures.”

Jean-Pierre Blais, CRTC Chairman and CEO

Associated Links

Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-198 – Licensing of new radio stations to serve the urban Indigenous communities in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto
CRTC acts to ensure that Aboriginal radio listeners in several urban communities are better served
Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-399 – Call for radio applications to serve urban Aboriginal communities in Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver
Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-282 – Aboriginal Voices Radio Inc.
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Re: New Stations Approved to Replace CKAV's network

Postby jon » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:21 am

First Peoples Radio Inc. is owned by APTN.
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