Share your views and ideas on your radio listening habits, needs and interests
Current status: Open
Start date: November 12, 2020
End date: March 29, 2021
Do you listen to commercial AM and FM radio stations? We’re seeking your input about your habits to better understand how you listen to audio content. We also would like to know what your needs, interests and expectations are for commercial radio stations. The CRTC is reviewing its policy for commercial radio and the information you provide will help us to identify specific issues to be addressed in the new policy. Canada’s commercial radio sector includes all AM and FM radio stations, except those owned and operated by the CBC/Radio-Canada or licensed as campus, community, Indigenous or ethnic stations.
How to participate
There are a few ways you can participate. Keep in mind that we’ll make all submissions public, except for the survey. Participation in the survey will be anonymous.
The survey closed on November 26. You have other ways to participate. Choose the method that best suits you!
Fill out the online form by 8 p.m. (EDT) on March 29, 2021 to share your comments. You’ll have to agree to our privacy statement first.
Write a letter to the Secretary General with your ideas and input to the mailing address below.
Send us your ideas and comments to the fax number below.
Who is the focus of this consultation
Canadians are the focus of this consultation, but we also want to hear from those who produce content for radio, such as broadcasters and Canadian artists.
Key topics for discussion
We want to assess the relevance and effectiveness of the rules currently governing commercial radio in Canada. We also want to explore new ways to regulate the industry to ensure it meets the needs and interests of Canadians in both official languages in the future.
- How can our policy help provide diverse, relevant and quality programming on commercial radio that serves Canadians’ needs and interests?
- How can we ensure that Canadian artists (music and spoken word) are best supported by radio broadcasters in terms of creation, presentation and discoverability of Canadian content in both official languages?
- How can we establish a flexible policy that enables both the English- and French-language radio industry to remain competitive in the digital environment?
Learn more about the topics for discussion set out in the Notice of Consultation.
What we are hearing
- Interventions (comments we received online, by mail and by fax)
- Broadcasting Notice of Proceeding CRTC 2020-25 – Commercial radio policy framework review
- Harnessing Change: The Future of Programming Distribution in Canada
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