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CKLN 88.1FM | News
Sunday, 01 May 2011 00:00
CKLN would like to thank all the volunteers and community supporters who turned out to our Working/Consultative meetings we held last month in the wake of the Federal Court of Appeal's decision. We are continuing to consider our legal options, our options before the CRTC and our general options going forward. More information will be available soon. Thank you all for volunteering to be part of the on-going working groups: stay tuned for details on meetings for the groups you have joined (Internet, Fundraising, etc.)  Please feel free to contact us at stationmanager at for more information.
Emergency Working Community Meeting: Tues April 26
Monday, 25 April 2011 10:39

CKLN is holding an emergency community meeting open to all supporters and fans of CKLN as well as students and staff this Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm to discuss the consequences of the Federal Court's decision to deny CKLN leave to appeal the CRTC's revocation of our licence. The meeting will be in Room SCC-115 of the Ryerson Student Centre, 55 Gould Street.

CKLN MOVES OFF OF 88.1 FM... For Now!
Friday, 15 April 2011 17:50

The Federal Court of Appeal today announced it will not hear the appeal of CKLN Radio 88.1FM.

The campus-based community radio station had filed a leave to appeal a CRTC decision revoking its broadcast license. While the station will lose its broadcasting privileges on the 88.1FM signal, station management plans to continue as broadcasters for the Ryerson campus and the surrounding community.

CKLN Radio 88.1FM is currently weighing options and will release another public statement Monday. It is not in contravention of the Broadcasting Act to  the internet.

You can support the station by signing our petition, donating for legal costs at or writing your mp.

“It would be a terrible loss to the people of Toronto not to have a not-for-profit volunteer and student run radio operating on 88.1FM, “said Noorez "Nunu" Rhemtulla board member and third year Ryerson University (Radio and Television Arts) student.

The court has given CKLN Radio 88.1FM no time to bid farewell on-air, we must cease broadcasting. The stay of the original revocation decision had allowed CKLN to continue to broadcast until the Federal Court of Appeal denied CKLN’s appeal.

And CKLN Listeners and supporters deserve the biggest thanks of all for standing by us. A community radio license is a precious, precious thing - it is the only means that Canadians have to access the airwaves that they-the public- own..” There may will be a commercial station at on the 88.1 frequency shortly.

This decision to revoke CKLN’s broadcast license sees Toronto’s oldest campus-based community radio silenced from its 28-year old the furthest left end of the FM frequency. It a heart-breaking step in the station's hard-fought rejuvenation efforts, but the station and its constitutents can see reasosn to be optimistic going forward.

“We aren't even close to being out of the picture yet," says Chair of Board of Directors Ron Nelson "There are options. And when there's a will and community support, there's a way.”

Save CKLN: What you can do
Thursday, 14 April 2011 00:00

CKLN has been granted a stay of the CRTC's decision to revoke its licence but the struggle isn't over and we need your help! The public can help CKLN keep its licence by:

  1. signing our online petition (click here), currently 6172 signatures and counting;
  2. writing to the CRTC and their MPs, whose contacts and a letter for this purpose also inviting the writer to inform the MP why CKLN is valuable to them  (click here for more information); and
  3. urging friends, family and colleagues to engage likewise.
  4. Make a donation
  5. Check regularly for updates.
1 to 4: CKLN Documentary
Thursday, 31 March 2011 22:32

The most important three hours for hip-hop in Toronto has always been Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. on CKLN 88.1 FM. It all began back in 1983 with The Fantastic Voyage, the first hip-hop radio shot to exist in Canada. The torch was passed to The Power Move Show, The Real Frequency then Mixtape Massacre, making this timeslot the longest running source for hip-hop music in the country. On Saturday, February 12, 2011, a monumental gathering took place when all four generations of radio shows came together for a single broadcast. The impact of this musical institution is captured in the short documentary, "1 to 4."


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