Friday, January 4, 2008
The future of Oldies
The CRTC has initiated a public consultation on its policy on the broadcast of hits on FM stations. Currently, English-language commercial FM stations are not allowed to play more than 50% top-40 hits on their stations. AM stations are exempt from this policy because of the many AM stations that survive by playing 'Oldies'. The consultation centres around these and other particular provisions made for special-case radio stations, asking whether the special exceptions for Oldies and other special-case stations with regard to hits should be continued.