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CRTC decision to decline Yellowknife FM station ‘mindboggling’: MLA


By Ahmad Hathout YELLOWKNIFE – The CRTC’s decision to decline an application by Cabin Radio, an online station, to operate a commercial FM station in Yellowknife was “shocking” and “flies in the face” of supporting northern businesses, a member of legislative assembly of the Northwest Territories said during debate Thursday. The regulator’s decision on Wednesday said the addition of another FM station would financially harm the incumbent and only commercial station in Yellowknife, Vista Radio’s CJCD-FM, which has experienced declining revenues in the five years before the pandemic and after in an environment with declining profitability. Two commissioners dissented in...