Columnist says that six months after Revelstoke residents complained they weren’t consulted when the CBC radio feed was switched from the Kelowna bureau to the new Kamloops one, the issue drags on without a decision or resolution.
FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison says it would be “a real stretch” for the CRTC to order a private company to give up a particular frequency to another broadcaster.
Mar 28, 2013 — News Article: Musician pipes up about arts being ‘fluff’ subjects by Mary Ellen MacIntyre
Cape Breton musician speaks out about the dismissive attitude of school board officials towards performing arts, which he says puts millions into the Nova Scotia economy.
Coun. Brian McHattie brought forth a motion at city council asking the CRTC to order Astral Media to give up one of its Toronto frequencies that can be heard in Hamilton so that the CBC could broadcast Hamilton-related content on that frequency.
Mar 26, 2013 — News Article: First Nations filmmakers use business skills, social media savvy to bring TV shows to niche markets by Jenny Lee
Columnist says it’s a tiny niche in an otherwise troubled industry, but B.C.-based aboriginal filmmakers are busy and working.
Mar 25, 2013 — News Article: U.S. blogger Allyson Bird quit journalism because she was tired and underpaid by Mallick
Columnist says Canadian cable television is a wasteland, only watching three of the 150 she purchases, and doesn't compare to print media.
Mar 19, 2013 — News Article: Press Release: Nearly 100 Communities in Ontario Acquire TVO Transmission Towers
TVO wrote to approximately 200 communities in Ontario where the educational broadcaster planned to decommission towers to offer the towers to communities rather than dismantle them.
Mar 5, 2013 — News Article: A Canadian First: Satellite Subscribers to See Community Channels on Bell
Canadians in rural communities in BC, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario and New Brunswick can now see community channels in their area.
Dec 20, 2012 — News Article: CRTC approves new Montreal TV stations by Steve Faguy
The CRTC has approved two related applications that will see the Citytv network officially come to Montreal, and the launch of a new television station, ICI, that will offer local ethnic programming.
Nov 27, 2012 — News Article: When “Local” News Isn’t by Paul Farhi
Columnist says that unlike news service material, which usually is labeled as such, TV stations typically run affiliate material without identifying its source.
New talk radio station says its committed to filling 100 per cent of its schedule with local programming.
Oct 23, 2012 — News Article: CBC News Toronto at 11 debuts on CBC TV
CBC Toronto is expanding its late night TV newscast to offer more breaking news, live reports, weather and exclusive stories.
Oct 9, 2012 — News Article: CBC opens new B.C. bureau in Kamloops
The CBC has opened its first radio station in 14 years — in Kamloops, B.C.
Sep 28, 2012 — News Article: Community news website OpenFile suspends publication by Steve Ladurantaye
OpenFile, a Canadian news website that features stories based on suggestions from its readers, is suspending publication for a few weeks as it explores a new business opportunity.
Jul 27, 2012 — News Article: CHCH hit by loss of programming fund
FRIENDS says the LPIF was flawed, but the CRTC should have rewritten the rules to truly help independents such as CHCH.
Jul 27, 2012 — News Article: Montreal’s English-speaking sports fans rally for their radio team by Steve Ladurantaye
Bell Media's recent $3-billion takeover Astral Media has put it over the cap of two FM and two AM stations in any language in a market.
Jul 19, 2012 — News Article: Bell says axing fee will hurt stations by Terry Pedwell
Columnist says the CRTC is doing away with a controversial fee charged by many cable and satellite companies to help improve local TV programming - and forcing them to stop passing the cost on to their customers.
Jul 18, 2012 — News Article: From "major concern" to "astonishment", broadcast industry mourns LPIF's demise by Lesley Hunter
Columnist says reaction from the broadcasting industry to the CRTC’s plan to depose of the Local Programming Improvement Fund was swift and virtually unanimous.
Jul 18, 2012 — News Article: Consumers’ gain is TV stations’ loss as CRTC cuts local programming fund by Ora Morison
Columnist says a decision to scrap a fund that helps pay for local television programming will save cable and satellite TV subscribers about the cost of a coffee a month, but threatens to put struggling local stations out of business.
May 24, 2012 — News Article: Ottawa still needs alternative media by Emma Godmere
Columnist says that the end of print operations at XPress is the latest in a series of ominous signs that point to an erosion of the alternative press and local arts coverage in Ottawa.