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Friday, February 4, 2011

A Personal Note from Natasha Von Castle


It’s not very often that we use our blog spot to send messages on a personal note, but today we are doing so for what we feel to be a worthy cause.

88.1 CKLN FM is one of Canada’s oldest community radio stations, and has been an outlet for several artists, promoters, and industry movers and shakers in terms of launching their music careers, promoting their events or getting information out to their audience about a cause. 

This same station is on the verge of losing its broadcasting license, and we have decided to make our voice globally known in asking you to become an ally with CKLN and its fight to save its license.

We encourage you to visit to read the decision by the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) as to why they’ve decided to revoke the stations license to broadcast, and also ask that you sign the online petition in support of the station.

To paint a more clear picture; you may be an artist, or may work with an artist who needs radio play in Canada.  As a result of the Commission’s decision, you have one less outlet for fans to know your work, which means one less tour stop when you come to Canada, which means the potential for a reduction in your income.  On a more global level, if this can happen in Toronto, Canada, a country which is supportive of independence and community based activity, what more can happen in the U.S., the U.K., Europe and all other parts of the world?

We encourage you to become involved and do as much as you can.  If you’re not able to participate, please pray; all efforts together will make the difference.

With sincerest thanks in advance,

Natasha Von Castle

1 comment:

  1. People should be complainting to the CRTC in massive numbers.

    Here is a list of public contact info for the CRTC people who made the ruling to shut down the station