Radio - Statistical and Financial Summaries 2012-2016

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Table of Contents

I - Commercial Radio

A. AM / FM - Canada

B. AM - Canada

C. FM - Canada

II - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

III - A. Designated Markets (Commercial Radio)

Calgary

Edmonton

Grande Prairie

Halifax

Hamilton

Kelowna

Kingston

Kitchener/Waterloo

Lethbridge

London

Medicine Hat

Moncton

Montréal

Ottawa-Gatineau - FM

Peterborough

Québec City - FM

Red Deer

Regina

Saint John

Saskatoon

St. Catharines-Niagara

St. John's

Sudbury

Timmins

Toronto

Vancouver

Victoria

Windsor-Chatham

Winnipeg

B. Non-Designated Markets

Commercial radio excluding individual designated markets listed in section A.


Foreword

Introduction

This report presents statistical and financial data compiled from the annual returns of commercial and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio stations for the broadcast year ended August 31, 2016. For the purpose of this publication, commercial radio reporting units are comprised of commercial radio and commercial licensees holding ethnic, commercial religious specialty or religious commercial radio licences.

Section I provides a five-year comparative financial analysis of commercial radio stations by band as well as by language.

Section II provides a five-year comparative financial analysis of the CBC radio stations by band as well as by region.

Section III presents a five-year comparative financial analysis of the private commercial radio industry by designated and non-designated markets, pursuant to Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-159, in order to provide the broadcasting industry with current and meaningful data on the health of individual radio markets.

Some markets are deemed confidential based on the number of ultimate owners. Only markets with more than two ultimate owners and/or undertakings are released to preserve the confidentiality of the results. Individual market summaries exclude CBC stations and AM stations in markets where confidentiality would be compromised.

Limitation on data collected

Annual returns for the broadcast year ended 31 August 2016 were required to be filed with the Commission by 30 November 2016. Data received subsequent to the compilation date is not reflected in this publication. There are 3 stations (CJVF-FM, CKGC-FM and CKIQ-FM) that held an active licence but failed to provide their annual return in accordance with the Radio Regulations as of the date of compilation of this report. The data reported for previous years has been updated to reflect any additional or adjusted information received by the Commission subsequent to the date of prior years' publications.


Reporting Notes

In total, 711 commercial private radio stations reported operational activity for the broadcast year ending August 31, 2016. There are 8 new stations reporting for the 2015-2016 broadcast year while one station's licence was revoked (CFSI-FM) during the previous broadcast year.

New stations reporting in 2016:

Atlantic

Ontario

British Columbia

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