Ryerson University’s radio station, CKLN, is planning to appeal a decision by the CRTC to revoke its license. The decision came after an investigation into a lack of student involvement, quality control, and other problems with how the station was managed. One CRTC commissioner voted against the decision, arguing that the government regulator failed to issue a mandatory order to rectify the problems before revoking the license.
At the station’s annual general meeting this past Monday, board director and one of the station’s programmers, Lauren Speers, outlined CKLN’s options. A lawyer could be hired to file an emergency appeal, or the station could attempt to renew its charter. Speers did acknowledge CRTC’s concerns. “We can’t argue with the criticism they gave us, because it’s all true,” she said. The board of directors is currently searching for a new station manager.