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General News · 19th June 2018
Roy L Hales, President, CKTZ
This decision has been expected since last May, when the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) found CKTZ to be in “apparent compliance” with our license. After months of waiting, it is now official. The CRTC renewed Cortes Radio’s license for another seven years.

There is only one stipulation, “CKTZ-FM Cortes Island … shall devote no less than 40% of its musical selections from content category 2 (Popular Music) in each broadcast week to Canadian selections broadcast in their entirety.”

Cortes Radio was one of eight stations whose licenses were renewed last week.

Our new license takes effect on 1 September, 2018, and expires on 31 August, 2025.

“This is good news. CKTZ can now move forward with its plans for the future. Among other things, we can now take the next steps towards relocating our tower to a location more suitable to fulfilling our mandate as an emergency communications resource,” said Roy L Hales, President of the Cortes radio Society.

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