April 24, 2019: Funding Change Threatens Canadian Community Radio Stations
A change in Ontario university funding rules threatens more than a dozen campus community stations in Canada. Barry Rooke, executive director of the National Campus and Community Radio Association is our guest to help explain the situation.
He explains how the structure of Canadian community and college radio stations differs from those in the U.S. and elsewhere, and why these differences make some stations north of the border vulnerable to changes in the way student fees are allocated. Barry also offers advice to campus stations on how they can better gird themselves to survive funding threats. It’s advice that’s useful to community and college stations anywhere.