CKLN still on-air while appeal decided

CKLN-FM has been granted a stay of the recent CRTC decision to revoke their license.

The campus/community station based at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto was originally ordered to stop broadcasting February 12th, but the stay of the decision will allow them to be on-air until the Federal Court of Appeal
considers their request for leave to appeal the CRTC’s decision under Canada’s Broadcasting Act.

"We're thrilled CKLN will continue its diverse mix of local volunteer-produced programming while showing that they are responsible broadcasters," said NCRA/ANREC executive director Shelley Robinson. "They had problems but worked hard to get back on track and we believe they belong on-air."

Joeita Gupta is the station's staff representative and one of the hosts of the show Frequency Feminisms. “CKLN’s history, role and mandate are crucial to this city’s non-mainstream artists, journalists and to several different communities,“ she said.

The NCRA/ANREC agreed with CRTC Commissioner Louise Poirier's dissent to this decision when she stated that it was "premature, disproportionate and inequitable".

To help CKLN in the coming days go to the stations' website at for details about writing the CRTC and your MP and sign the online petition here: