Radio & Television

Radio Hearing: Groups make final pitches for Aboriginal radio stations

Perhaps co-operation is the keyGATINEAU – Arguments that the British Columbia market isn’t big enough to support two distinct radio broadcasters don’t hold water, according to First Peoples Radio.Debra McLaughlin of Strategic Inc., a firm that did work for FPR on its application, noted under questioning during the company’s reply to the CRTC’s Aboriginal radio licence hearing on Wednesday, the last day of the proceeding, that advertisers, in fact, are likely to spend more money in the smaller markets than the big cities. (Cartt.ca covered the first two days of the hearing here and here.)Indigenous Canadians in the small markets...