Rogers blocks island radio application

“A non-profit society that wants to set up a low-wattage, community radio station on Gabriola Island is worried opposition from Rogers Communications will stop their application for a broadcast licence,” reports the Victoria Times-Colonist. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission will hear on March 30 the dispute between Rogers, backed by Industry Canada, and the Gabriola Radio Society. The society wants a licence to feature local performers and broadcast emergency notices on a low-wattage, community station.