CKLN 88.1 FM ceases broadcast

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By Rebecca Burton
Associate News Editor

Local Toronto community station CKLN 88.1FM ceased broadcasting on April 15 at 6:45 p.m. after the federal court turned down the station’s request to appeal.

According to the statement released by station manager Jacky Tunistra Harrison the station was not given any notice. The decision came down at 2:11 p.m. on April 15 followed by the station’s request for various appeals and a further stay from the court but at 5:48 p.m. the attorney general wrote the CKLN lawyers asking to cease broadcasting.

The station has continued to broadcast to the community through their online website. Harrison has asked broadcasters to continue to do their shows as normal.

The licence was initially revoked on January 28, 2011 after the station was found to have breached numerous Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) regulations. The station was granted a stay that allowed them to remain on the air until now.

“A community radio license is a precious, precious thing – it is the only means that Canadians have to access the airwaves that they-the public- own,” said Harrison in a statement on their website.

There will be a mandatory meeting held on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Campus Centre room 115, to discuss the station’s future.

An official statement will be released by CKLN on April 18.

Photo: Lindsay Boeckl


  1. This is really too bad. The station was really turning around and a lot more students were becoming involved in the past few months.

  2. From the first couple days of CKLN going strictly streaming on the web, many of the broadcasters have lost interest and not showed up to do their shows. This demonstrates the lack of true respect many had for the “community” and how so many CKLN programmers were hunkered down on Ryerson student financed air time strictly for their own selfish, personal promotional/money making purposes. Anyone who takes note of this will see who the rats were that have now evacuated.

    1. Actually “John”, what’s surprising is the large number of programmers who have continued to come in and do their shows despite being internet only and if anything that disproves the lies a small group of people have been persistently spreading.

  3. I seen records and CD’s in all the used record shops that are marked “CKLN Do Not Steal”.

    I hope someone investigates that and who has been making money off of selling thos.

    1. I suspect John is one of the rumourmongers who has been making up false stories about CKLN and spreading them around. In fact, no records or CDs have gone missing (if I’m wrong John, please show us a picture of one of these disks you claim to have seen).

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