CRTC Applications

kowchmedia client celebrating at the transmitter site of Montreal's newest English newstalk radio station CFQR 600AM

CFQR 600AM tested its signal June 30th broadcasting music and recorded messages about programming coming soon. Photo: Engineer Gilles Guimont (L), TTP Media president Rajiv Pancholy (C) and TTP partner Nicolas Tetrault.

kowchmedia is proud of its association with TTP Media  in helping them win the license for AM600 and its French sister station at 940AM.  Click here for more information on our role. Both stations should be on the air before the end of the year.kowchmedia logo

We’re here to help you every step of the way to apply to the CRTC to launch your very own radio station

CRTC LogoLooking to buy a radio station? Or launching a new radio station? Than you will need to make an application to the CRTC. At kowchmedia we have an experienced team to help take you through the process.

While we have a good track record of successful applications, there is no guarantee you will win the license. There are all kinds of variables at play during the application process that includes:

  • If there is competition for the license or to buy the radio station, the CRTC may hold a public hearing to provide an opportunity for all parties to have their say.
  • If there is no competition it could be an administrative decision where the Commission bases its decision on the documents provided by the applicant.
  • If there is objection to either the sale of the radio station or the launch of a new station in a market, than the Commission can decide to hold a public hearing and let everyone have their say.

The process is also a long one. There is no fast tracking a CRTC application.

kowchmedia helps with CRTC applications for a radio licenseOur team is familiar with the process and will help you every step of the way. We help complete all the paper work and  documents to be filed to the CRTC. We have the engineers needed to file reports about the coverage area of your signal and investigate to determine if your proposed station’s signal will interfere with existing radio stations.

We write the  Supplementary Brief that includes a description of what you want to do with the radio station including the format, programming, what kind of music you will play, how you will support emerging artists, and how much you will invest in Canadian Content Development (CCD).

We  write the 20 minute oral presentation for your team if there is a public hearing into the application. We coach your team on how to deliver the oral presentation and how to respond to questions from the Commissioners.

First step to launching your new radio station is to call 647 521-6397 or email steve@kowchmedia.com for a consultation with our team.

Check out the On The Kowch Blogs about our CRTC work:

kowchmedia role in Montreal talk radio application

Tamil radio application in Toronto

Battle Royale between Bell Media and TTP Media in Montreal