CRTC orders radio station CJMS 1040 to shut down

CJMS radio in St-Constant. Phil Carpenter / Montreal Gazette files

 

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on Friday announced it would refuse to renew the broadcasting licence of country music radio station CJMS 1040 AM, forcing it to shut down by Aug. 31.

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Citing its “history of non-compliance”, “poor understanding of its conditions of licence and regulatory obligations, or a lack of willingness to respect them” and “disregard for the commission’s authority and for its responsibilities as a broadcaster,” the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on Friday announced it would refuse to renew the broadcasting licence of country music radio station CJMS 1040 AM, forcing it to shut down by Aug. 31.

The station, based in St-Constant, just south of Montreal, had a long history of failing to meet the requirements of its licence ever since it launched in 1999. Since then, five times the commission renewed the station’s licence for a short term, citing compliance issues mainly related to filing reports and recordings with the commission.

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Published on August 1, 2020 at 4:10 pm by Voice Over

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