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3 thoughts on “Media News Digest: La Presse officially nonprofit, Comedy Gold sale approved, Globe hiring pot reporters

  1. Media Man

    Concerning the CRTC and licence extensions..Recently, you posted in previous Digest post, that TTP’s AM600 amongst other outlets, were called for their licence renewals for next year, I assume that that 940 had the callout last year for this November’s deadline..

    What is the process, how long does the CRTC have to tell licence holders that they’re granted, do you see being shorter, or with a condition that they start soon with their news/talk format promised at the hearings in 2011 ??

    What’s the point to continue with automated music from a back office…?

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      What is the process, how long does the CRTC have to tell licence holders that they’re granted

      The CRTC has until the end of the current licence term to tell a station if its licence will be renewed. Sometimes they’ve cut that very close. Often they’ll issue administrative renewals of a year or less, continuing current conditions of licence, to give themselves more time to come to a decision. For CFNV 940, the licence expires on Aug. 31, 2018. Its renewal was filed last fall and published by the CRTC two weeks ago (I’ll have more on it in a bit). For CFQR 600, it expires Aug. 31, 2019.

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  2. dilbert

    I thought LaPresse had been without profit for a long time already… I guess this just makes it official :)

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