Media Beat: April 25, 2018

By David Farrell

CRTC releases amendments for low power radio stations

A growing trend to flouting the conditions set out in the Broadcast Act has the regulator tightening its regulatory policy for low-power radio stations, but it still deals a weak hand when it comes to shutting down repeat offenders

CRTC call for a new commissioner

With Stephen Simpson’s seat becoming vacant on June 22, the regulator is seeking a new CRTC commissioner for British Columbia and the Yukon. Applicant details here.

Sinclair Broadcasting’s hostile takeover

The right-wing behemoth helped put Trump in the White House. Now the president's returning the favour– setting up Sinclair to be the next Fox News – Ben Wofford, Rolling Stone

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