CRTC Approves Newcap Sale to Stingray

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CRTC Approves Newcap Sale to Stingray

Postby radiofan » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:45 am

The Commission approves an application by Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited, on behalf of Newcap Inc. and its licensed broadcasting subsidiaries, for authorization to effect a change in the ownership and effective control of various radio and television broadcasting undertakings in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador, so that effective control of the undertakings will be exercised by Mr. Eric Boyko.


Read the full decision here: https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2018/2018-404.htm

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Re: CRTC Approves Newcap Sale to Stingray

Postby jon » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:16 am

Top of the Hour (ToH) ID at CKRA-FM (Capital-FM) Edmonton this morning was already "A Stingray Radio Station".

Hadn't listened lately so not sure how new this is, but it wasn't Charlie Van Dyke.
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Re: CRTC Approves Newcap Sale to Stingray

Postby Dan Sys » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:23 pm

Stingray took over this morning Jon. I'm sure the fact that Newcap CEO John Steele also having a stake in Stingray led to this unbelievably smooth and fast transition.
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Re: CRTC Approves Newcap Sale to Stingray

Postby jon » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:50 pm

The VOCM press release said 9:00 AM was the official switch in ownership.

That is 5:30 AM Edmonton time. The ID I heard was at 7:00 AM.
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Re: CRTC Approves Newcap Sale to Stingray

Postby drmusic » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:41 am

I was wondering how quickly CKSA/CITL in Lloydminster would rebrand their “NewCap News” program, but it looks like it was already rebranded in anticipation of approval. It’s been “Primetime Local News” since the start of September.
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