CRTC revokes license of Ryerson radio station

January 28, 2011

On Friday, the CRTC revoked the license of CKLN-FM, a community-based campus radio station located at Ryerson University, after the license holder was found to have been in breach of numerous regulations and conditions of license. The CRTC started investigating the station in July 2009 after receiving many complaints about the station's governance structure, day-to-day management and operations, programming, and ability to remain on air. At the time, the CRTC says, the station experienced "significant infighting" and volunteers, staff, and management were locked out of the studio premises by the building manager for 7 months. Once it resumed normal operations, the licensee, CKLN Radio Inc., "lacked any significant quality-control mechanism for its programming and there was little involvement from the Ryerson University student body despite its status as a campus radio station. CRTC News Release