Ryerson radio station stripped of CRTC license - Macleans.ca

Ryerson radio station stripped of CRTC license

Decision follows complaints into lack of quality control and student involvement


Ryerson University’s campus radio station, CKLN, was stripped of its license, the CRTC announced today. The decision follows an investigation into complaints over the station’s management structure and purported lack of involvement from the Ryerson community. Last summer, “the station experienced significant infighting and the volunteers, staff and management were locked out of the studio premises by the building manager,” a CRTC press release stated. During the lockout that lasted seven months, CKLN “broadcast an intermittent loop of programming without any ongoing community involvement.” When the station resumed operations, there were concerns over “quality-control” and “little involvement from the Ryerson University student body despite its status as a campus radio station.”

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