Thursday, April 08, 2010

CKLN - CRTC Hearing - How You Can Help Before Monday, April 12th!


FYI, if you could, please let others know about the cause and Facebook page, and take a minute to tell the CRTC that you think a culturally diverse and world-class city like Toronto should have a radio station, and that after 25 years of existence, some ups and downs, and a solid set of programming serving the community right now, that you support CKLN Radio. Thanks! :-)

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Procedure for CRTC electronic submission:



CKLN - CRTC Hearing - How You Can Help Before Monday, April 12th!

This announcement has been posted as an event on Facebook under “CKLN needs your help for its CRTC Hearing” and is also on CKLN's main Facebook group page

The CRTC is holding a public hearing into CKLN on May 12, 2010. This is a “show cause” hearing to determine if CKLN should keep its licence. The CRTC's Notice can be found at Most of the CRTC's concerns arise from the events at CKLN in 2008 and 2009 when many programmers were forced out of the station and then when the station was locked down entirely in early 2009 for a period of several months.

File your submission no later than April 12, 2010. CKLN is able to file supportive submissions on your behalf. Please include your full name and address and send it to us at cklnhearing@gmail.comThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it (please send it to us as soon as possible and no later than noon on Monday April 12 to ensure we have time to include your submission)

Your name will be posted on the Commission’s website as part of the public record of this proceeding and that all information provided by this person becomes part of a publicly accessible file, including personal information such as full name, e mail address, postal/street address, telephone and facsimile number(s) and any other personal information provided.

We do need people to make oral submission to the CRTC as well. In order to do that you must submit your submission directly to the CRTC and indicate that you wish to also appear in person and give reasons why. Instructions for submitting to the CRTC appear below.

Submissions longer than five pages should include a summary.

If you are a CKLN programmer or volunteer please indicate this and discuss your experience at CKLN over the past few years and how things have changed since last summer. If you are a listener please indicate the differences between programming today and in the 2008 when many shows were forced off the air and the first half of 2009 when live programming ceased entirely. As a community member please indicate why CKLN is important to your community.

Each paragraph of the submission should be numbered. In addition, where the intervention is filed by electronic means, the line ***End of document*** should be entered following the last paragraph of the document, as an indication that the document has not been damaged during electronic transmission.

Interventions should clearly identify the application referred (2010-009-84) to and indicate that they support CKLN.


If you want to also speak in person at the hearing you must provide reasons why their written interventions are not sufficient and why an appearance is necessary.

A true copy of your submission must also be sent to the CKLN and proof that this has been done must accompany the intervention sent to the Commission. (if your faxing then include a copy of your fax confirmation, if submitting to the CRTC electronically then indicate that you've sent a copy of your submission to board@ckln.fmThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it )

If you are submitting by fax then fax to the CRTC at 819-994-0218 and fax a copy to CKLN at 416-595-0226 (or email us at board@ckln.fmThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it and we'll send you back an email confirming that we've received it). You can also use surface mail to send your submission to the following address: CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2.


Procedure for electronic submission:

1. go to

(or from the CRTC homepage at click “english” then click “public proceedings” in the right hand column and then click “Submit interventions (support/oppose) and comments to a public proceeding“)
2. click on the box labeled 2010-146
3. click on the box beside 201000984 CKLN Radio Incorporated (fourth box from the top of the list)
4. then click the box labeled "next" in the lower right hand corner of the screen
5. Click the pull down menu titled "comments" and change it to "Support"
6. Either paste your written submission to the CRTC in the box or upload a document containing your submission using the browse and upload buttons on the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
7. if you wish to appear at the hearing enter the reasons why in the box provided (eg you have a long history at CKLN and can answer questions etc)
8. click the "next" box in the lower right hand corner of the screen
9. fill in your name and contact info
10. Click the box that says "I will also be sending a copy of my comments to the applicant" and then click "next"
11. Click "submit" at the bottom of the page.