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7 thoughts on “Media News Digest: GCM heads toward coop, WCAX catches fire, CBC North backtracks on merging newscasts

  1. Chuck Cohen

    When does TSN 690 come up for review in regards to possibly becoming RDS 690 ? I believe they were given a 7 year commitment from the CRTC and Bell to remaining in their present format in 2012 ?

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      When does TSN 690 come up for review in regards to possibly becoming RDS 690 ?

      The licence for CKGM (TSN 690) expires Aug. 31, 2020. In its licence renewal application, Bell could propose changes to its licence conditions, but it would have to justify them. I don’t see any reason why they would want to turn it into a French sports station, since (a) a French sports station already exists and (b) turning TSN into RDS was a solution to a problem that no longer exists.

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      1. Anonymous

        I don’t trust them one bit concerning
        CKGM-AM 690 (TSN 690)
        107.3-HD3

        If listeners want to make sure it continues as is, they’ll have to voice their concerns when the license review comes up.

        If you want to save it once again, speak up.
        Bell Media can ask for whatever they feel is right for them.

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      2. BMSM

        NONE of Bell’s broadcast or telecom licences should be renewed. Full stop. End of story. To the CRTC: MAKE IT SO. RIGHT NOW.

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  2. Craig McPherson

    If WCAX is getting their programing out online, why isn’t Videotron using the online feed instead of substituting a Detroit station? Currently most of the programs are out of wack with the onscreen guide which still shows WCAX’s schedule, which isn’t the same as the Detroit station.

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      If WCAX is getting their programing out online, why isn’t Videotron using the online feed instead of substituting a Detroit station?

      WCAX was only providing its newscasts online, not the entire 24/7 feed.

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