By Emma Prestwich
The Canadian Radio-television and Communications Commission (CRTC) has revoked CKLN’s license.
In a Jan. 28 press release, CRTC said the station had violated several regulations and license conditions and had no way of ensuring quality control for its programming.
CKLN had been issued several warnings by the commission to come into compliance with the conditions and had not acted on them.
According to the CRTC, the station was unable to convince the commission that it was capable of staying on air and taking away its license was the only course of action.
The station was unable to meet some basic conditions of license holders such as a program log, the submission of audible on-air tapes and complete annual returns.
This decision follows proceedings from Dec. 8 and 9, 2010 that included public hearings.
The CRTC began investigating CKLN in July 2009 after receiving complaints about its day-to-day operations. management and ability to stay on air. Other complaints included an unbalanced representation on the board of directors. In a notice of consultation last fall, the CRTC said there was ‘minimal’ student involvement.
The organization also has a history of infighting among its staff. In 2009, the station went off-air intermittently for seven months after the Student Campus Centre building manager was forced to lock out staff, volunteers and management for security reasons.