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All Local & Regional Programming Articles — 2012

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.

Nov 9, 2012 — News Article

CRTC approves English talk-radio station at 600 AM by Steve Faguy

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.

May 10, 2012 — News Article

CBC Hamilton service officially launches

CBC's new digital Hamilton service, which provides local news, weather, traffic and information about things to do around the Ontario city, has been launched.

Apr 13, 2012 — News Article

CBC to cull rabbit-ear TV subscriptions by Kristian Rasmussen

The plan was originally to shut down analogue television in the Columbia Valley by 2013, but budget cuts have pushed it ahead to this year.

Apr 12, 2012 — News Article

Proposed local CBC Radio station placed in doubt

The CBC has announced the proposed new station which was to open in the Kitchener area this fall will be delayed by “a few months.”

Apr 10, 2012 — News Article

Three jobs to go at CBC Sask. by Emma Graney

Three CBC Saskatchewan employees will lose their jobs as a result of federal government cuts to the organization.

Feb 14, 2012 — News Article

CHCH viewers eager to add input over CRTC funding issue by Meredith MacLeod

CHCH has launched a public campaign to urge the federal broadcast regulator to preserve a fund that shores up small and medium TV markets, including Hamilton.

Feb 8, 2012 — News Article

Who do we trust to protect the CBC? by David Charbonneau

New survey shows that three-quarters of Kamloopsians are in favour of the proposed new CBC radio station in Kamloops.

Feb 1, 2012 — News Article

Most in Kamloops favour CBC expansion, poll finds by Mike Youds

Study shows that a substantial majority — 73 per cent — of Kamloops area residents surveyed would like CBC to establish a local radio station to cover community affairs.

Feb 1, 2012 — Opinion Poll

Public opinion in Hamilton & the rest of Canada concerning the CBC

New opinion research on public reaction to a proposed a new digital service in Hamilton in the spring of 2012.

Feb 1, 2012 — News Release

Hamilton residents want their own CBC station

A substantial majority of Hamilton area residents would like CBC to establish a local radio station to cover community affairs, and support the Conservative's pre-election pledge to maintain or increase CBC funding.

Jan 31, 2012 — News Release

London residents want their own CBC station

A wide majority  of London residents would like CBC to establish a local radio station to cover community affairs and most hope their MP would champion the new station or not oppose it.

Jan 31, 2012 — Opinion Poll

Public Opinion in the London Region & the rest of Canada concerning the CBC

New opinion research on public reaction to plans from the CBC to open a local radio station in London in the autumn of 2012.

Jan 31, 2012 — Opinion Poll

Public opinion in Kamloops & the rest of Canada concerning the CBC

New opinion research on public reaction to a proposed a new radio service in the Interior BC region of Kamloops in the autumn of 2012. 

Jan 31, 2012 — News Release

Kamloops area residents want their own CBC station

A substantial majority of Kamloops area residents would like CBC to establish a local radio station to cover community affairs and three-quarters hope their MP would champion a new station or not oppose it.

Jan 19, 2012 — Opinion Poll

Public opinion in the Waterloo Region & the rest of Canada concerning the CBC

Opinion research reveals that residents of the Waterloo region are very supportive of a CBC proposal to launch a local radio station in the area and would like their MP to champion the initiative. 

Jan 19, 2012 — News Release

Waterloo region residents want their own CBC station

A new opinion survey shows a substantial majority (68%) of Waterloo region residents would like CBC to establish a local radio station to cover community affairs and most (73%) hope their MP would champion the new station or not oppose it.

Jan 19, 2012 — News Article

Poll suggests region wants local CBC radio station by Valerie Hill

FRIENDS has released a public opinion poll suggesting 68 per cent of Waterloo Region residents support CBC establishing a local radio station.

Jan 5, 2012 — News Article

CBC announces Saskatoon morning radio show

CBC says a new morning show will replace the Morning Edition, which is currently heard throughout the province.