Future of Radio (part VIII): No new news quotas needed

Current rules are working for local programming, say broadcasters By Steve Faguy IN RECENT LICENCE renewal decisions, the CRTC has made it clear that while there are no specific quotas for local news on the radio, it expects all commercial stations to include local news as part of their spoken-word programming. In its review of commercial radio policy, it is asking if there should be a weekly quota for news. "It sounds like they want to regulate us to do more news," says Rod Schween, president of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group. "I would say I understand why they may...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.