Matthew McBride License Decisions Postponed

For several months now observers have been expecting the twisted radio holdings of Matthew McBride (pictured) to be adjudicated and ruled upon at a CRTC hearing Sept. 5th.

But today the commission announced the withdrawal of all the various McBride items from the agenda for that date, to be “rescheduled at a later date.”  Presumably that will be sometime between now and the end of March next year, when the various licenses for stations in Pemberton, Port Moody, Ucluelet and Tofino are due to expire.

Why this change of plans is not immediately clear.

Here is today’s CRTC notice:

Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2019-225-1

Reference: 2019-225

Ottawa, 21 August 2019

Public record: 1011-NOC2019-0225

Notice of hearing

5 September 2019
Gatineau, Quebec

Withdrawal of items 2 to 6

Further to Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2019-225, the Commission announces that the following items are withdrawn from this hearing and will be rescheduled at a later date:

Item 2

CFPV-FM Radio Ltd.
Pemberton, British Columbia
Application 2018-0694-4

Application by CFPV-FM Radio Ltd. to renew the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial FM radio station CFPV-FM Pemberton, expiring 31 March 2020.Footnote1

Item 3

CKPM-FM Radio Ltd.
Port Moody, British Columbia
Application 2018-0695-2

Application by CKPM-FM Radio Ltd. to renew the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial FM radio station CKPM-FM Port Moody, expiring 31 March 2020.Footnote2

Item 4

CIMM-FM Radio Ltd.
Ucluelet, British Columbia
Application 2018-0692-8

Application by CIMM-FM Radio Ltd. to renew the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial FM radio station CIMM-FM Ucluelet, expiring 31 March 2020.Footnote3

Item 5

CHMZ-FM Radio Ltd.
Tofino, British Columbia
Application 2018-0693-6

Application by CHMZ-FM Radio Ltd. to renew the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial FM radio station CHMZ-FM Tofino, expiring 31 March 2020.Footnote4

Item 6

CHMZ-FM Radio Ltd. and CIMM-FM Radio Ltd.
Tofino and Ucluelet, British Columbia
Applications 2019-0179-4 and 2019-0181-9

Applications by CHMZ-FM Radio Ltd. and CIMM-FM Radio Ltd. for authority to change their ownership and effective control. These entities are the respective licensees of the English-language commercial FM radio stations CHMZ-FM Tofino and CIMM-FM Ucluelet. The transaction would subsequently be effected by the transfer of all of the shares to 1193833 B.C. Ltd.

Secretary General

 

 

https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2019/2019-225-1.htm

Published on August 21, 2019 at 3:20 pm by clockwatcher

Comments

August 22, 2019 - 6:23 am

Don Lehn FVN Fraser Valley News, chillTV

….. the dance continues …….


August 23, 2019 - 8:18 pm

Geddy

Probably less paperwork and legal cost to just let the licenses expire and refuse to renew them to McBride. Or maybe they are giving him more time to sell them off so he can pay up.


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