NCRA submits comments to CRTC Campus and Community radio policy review

Today, the NCRA submitted its comments to CRTC proceeding 2009-618, the review of campus radio policy and community radio policy. In the 53-page document (download below), we answer the questions asked by the CRTC in its Notice of Consultation, and lay out our stations' needs in terms of programming content requirements, technical issues, spectrum scarcity, reporting requirements, and many other issues. The submission is a result of about six months of consultation with our members.

Notably, we also take this opportunity to call for adequate and stable funding for the c/c radio sector.

We will appear at the hearing in January to elaborate on our comments and address the Commission's questions.

The NCRA also took part in a joint submission to the same proceeding along with ARC du Canada and ARC du Qu├ębec, representing together 134 campus and community radio stations.