The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) held a hearing last Tuesday to consider the application by Intercity Broadcasting Network Inc. (Intercity) to renew the broadcasting license for the Toronto radio station CKFG-FM (G98.7).
But the CRTC has not yet handed down a decision.
The Caribbean Camera has learned that ” consultation with the Commission” on this matter is scheduled for June 19, 2018.
And. according to PatriciaValladao, manager, media relations, with the CRTC, there could be” a possible decision” by the end of July 2018.
In an e-mailed response to an inquiry about the renewal of the license, Valladao also noted that
consultation with the Commission with respect to “ownership application” is scheduled for April 24.
She said that in this matter ” we can expect a decision by the beginning of May 2018.”
The station’s license was “administratively renewed ” until August 31, 2018.
According to the CRTC website, ” the Commission has concerns regarding the licensee’s ability and commitment to operate the. station in a compliant manner.
” In this regard, the Commission will consider further regulatory measures such as the imposition of mandatory orders requiring the licensee to comply with its regulatory obligations in addition to a short-term license renewal and conditions of license requiring additional CCD contributions that are over-and-above those required by the Regulations or by existing conditions of license.”
The license to operate G98.7 was granted to Intercity Broadcasting Network Inc., which had lobbied members of the Black and Caribbean community to support its application to the CRTC.
Gordon who hosted several programs on the station, was in hospital last year with “serious health challenges. Since then his voice has not been heard on the station.
He has been unavailable for comment.