Tuesday, 22 September 2009

[creative-radio] Astral - $300,000 to the Community Radio Fund of Canada ?

 

Astral radio shortchanges Cancon in 2008

http://www.cartt.ca/news/FullStory.cfm?NewsNo=8645

September 21, 2009

OTTAWA – Astral Media Radio has offered to donate $750,000 to make up for
a 2008 Canadian content development (CCD) contribution shortfall impacting
65 of its commercial radio stations.

According to Astral's application to the CRTC on Monday,
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2009/2009-589.htm
the shortfall for the 2008 broadcast year amounted to $659,752, and was
due to "a misunderstanding of its transitional CCD conditions of licence".

Astral has proposed directing $450,000 or 60% to MUSICACTION and $300,000
to the Community Radio Fund of Canada to be paid out over the next seven
years.

The deadline for the submission of comments and/or interventions is
October 13, 2009.

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