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Friday, January 28, 2011

toronto's ckln licence revoked.

It's a sad day in Toronto radio land. It was announced Friday that the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) has revoked the licence for Ryerson University's CKLN Radio 88.1FM. The commission found the radio station was in breach of a number of regulations and conditions of licence. The breaches include, the filing of annual returns; the provision of logs and records; and the licensee’s response to Commission requests for information.

"Holding a broadcasting licence is a privilege that comes with responsibilities and regulatory obligations," said Konrad von Finckenstein, Q.C., Chairman of the CRTC. "CKLN Radio was given several warnings and opportunities to come into compliance. Each time, it demonstrated an inability or unwillingness to address our concerns. Taking away its licence is the only appropriate course of action in this case."

CKLN-FM has been broadcasting in Toronto since 1983 after they took over the frequency from CJRT, which was Ryerson’s earlier station. In the press release, it states that CKLN-FM must cease broadcasting by February 12th, 2011.