Radio / Television News

Pay radio can’t undermine local: CAB


OTTAWA – When the CRTC gets around to doing its delayed radio review, the satellite radio decision will be front and centre. Following the CRTC decision released today authorizing the introduction of two satellite and one terrestrial subscription radio services in Canada, the CAB “strongly urges the CRTC to ensure for local commercial radio a fair regulatory environment in a highly competitive marketplace,” said its press release today. “Subscription radio will compete for audiences, and consequently will have an impact on conventional radio in Canada,” said Glenn O’Farrell, president and CEO of the CAB. “The licensing of these new national...