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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 2017-08-09, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Bell Media to acquire 4 Ontario FM radio stations

Bell Media to Acquire Four Ontario Radio Stations from Larche Communications Inc.

Bell Media announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire four FM radio stations in Ontario from Larche Communications Inc. to add to to Bell Media’s existing 105 iHeartRadio Canada stations. (Subject to CRTC approval)

104.1 The Dock (CICZ-FM) – Classic hits format in Midland
92.3 The Dock (CJOS-FM) – Classic hits format in Owen Sound
KICX Country 91.7 (CICS-FM) – Country format in Sudbury
KICX Country 106 (CICX-FM) – Country format in Orillia
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 2017-08-10, 12:28 PM
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More stations absorbed into the mother*ship. My condolences to the people of those areas on the loss of their local radio.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 2017-08-10, 05:15 PM
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So, how long after the CRTC rubber stamps this, will Bell return to their usual corporate whining, claiming again the radio business model is "broken" and that in order to sustain fiduciary responsibility to shareholders, they need infinite powers to be exempt from all regulation?

I'm starting to think that Bell's continuing growth by gobbling up radio stations is motivated solely because they need to find ways to spend their obscene profits, not because they see any value in acquiring more broadcast dominance. Or, maybe the brilliant minds in the executive boardrooms find it sadistically fun to ruin local radio nationwide.
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Good for them.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 2017-08-11, 10:23 AM
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Paul Larche is a great guy and soon to be former great radio owner. He worked hard to build his stations, bring in good people and put on a strong product. Though Bell and Larche are both clients of mine, I do have concerns for some people in the group, however, Paul deserves to retire well and enjoy life.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 2017-10-14, 09:34 PM
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like reading an obituary....
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