Friday, 1 July 2016

Good To Know: CFAI-FM


Appendix 7 to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-454

Terms and conditions of licence for the community radio programming undertaking CFAI-FM Edmundston, New Brunswick

The licence will expire 31 August 2019.

Conditions of licence

1. The licensee shall adhere to the conditions set out in Standard conditions of licence for campus and community radio stations, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2012-304, 22 May 2012, as amended from time to time.

2. The licensee shall not reduce the number of hours of its local program production by more than 20%.

3. The licensee shall not solicit advertising in the province of Quebec.

True - About "Community Radio Stations" - CRTC Commissioner Marc Patrone (2010)

This really happens.

About "Community Radio Stations" - CRTC Commissioner Marc Patrone (2010):

"My concern, based on submissions made during this proceeding, is that community radio may gradually become something more akin to a commercial venture. There is some evidence suggesting this is already happening.

Most of the community radio stations in Canada continue to offer programming ‘distinct’ from the commercial sector. However, some private commercial radio stations, particularly in French-language markets have grown increasingly concerned about the ‘commercially competitive nature’ of what are supposed to be ‘community’ non-profit operations. The privates argue that, in the absence of stricter regulatory ‘dividers,’ some community radio stations may find it financially expedient to forsake true ‘community broadcasting’ practices in order to become more commercial."