Radio & Television

Commission turns down Wasaga Beach station application

OTTAWA – The CRTC today turned down an application by Bayshore Broadcasting for a new FM radio station in Wasaga Beach – a popular summer hangout about 13 kms north of Toronto on Georgian Bay. The proposed Classic AC station would have operated at 97.7 MHz (channel 249A) with an effective radiated power of 1,800 watts. However, the Commission sided with the intervenors which said Wasaga Beach (pop, 12,400 – and which receives many radio stations already) could not support a dedicated local radio station. “The Commission is concerned with the expanded principal marketing area that the applicant has identified,”...