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:
Ottawa, 21 August 2019
Public record: 1011-NOC2019-0225
Notice of hearing
5 September 2019
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Further to Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2019-225, the Commission announces that the following items are withdrawn from this hearing and will be rescheduled at a later date:
CFPV-FM Radio Ltd.
Pemberton, British Columbia
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
CKPM-FM Radio Ltd.
Port Moody, British Columbia
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
CIMM-FM Radio Ltd.
Ucluelet, British Columbia
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
CHMZ-FM Radio Ltd.
Tofino, British Columbia
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
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.