Our Executive Director Alex Freedman appeared at the public hearings done by the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) to speak about the vital role played by community radio in the overall media landscape.
As the CRTC determines the future of broadcasting as well as the development of a regulatory framework to support Canadian and Indigenous content, it is clear that campus, community, and Indigenous radio take centre stage.
“In its recently-released policy direction, Canadian Heritage supports the commonly-held position that support must go to ensuring meaningful participation of Indigenous persons, equity-seeking groups, principles of diversity and inclusion, supporting Canadian programming, and specifically supporting community broadcasters,” said Freedman at these hearings. “Community, Indigenous, and campus stations play a role in every aspect of the objectives of the new legislation.”
The CRFC was joined by its colleagues across the country, such as the NCRA and ARCQ, as well as campus-community radio stations we are proud to serve every day.
For the full presentation, click here.