> > > Rogers Community 10 is part of the big stink!
> > >
> > Very true. Star Ray TV filed a new application for a
> > community station on June 3, 2004 and since then nothing
> > happened. The CRTC is denying Star Ray due process. This
> > criminal activity, the CRTC has a statutory obligation to
> > hear filed applications in a timely manner. Some CRTC
> > commissioners and
> > former CRTC employees need to be hung out to dry.
> Please further note that all of a sudden,(as of Sept.30
> 2005) it's ok to run a jockless Jack fm (Rogers owned) EVEN
> THOUGH CRTC regulation CLEARLY STATES that a third of the
> broadcast week MUST be commited to local programming.
> The elimination of morning, afternoon drive, and local news
> weather and traffic info durring that time leaves that
> station in a state that means it may as well be a Vancouver
> station or something.
> My point? What makes Rogers so special?
> email CRTC to complain, and they'll just email you back the
> following message:
> "The CRTC does not wish to get involved with the labour
> disputes of a radio station"
> LABOUR DISPUTE? Nice to know rogers can do anything they
> want, and somehow pass it off as something different, but to
> get a licence, You're at the CRTC's mercy NO MATTER WHAT the
> Did CRTC ever even try to say "Sorry Rogers, regulation is
> regulation, please obey it within an allocated time or
> concequences will apply"
> NO! They just sat there and let it go!
> MEANWHILE, there's a tv station trying to get a licence, and
> they can't have one!
> Wether or not one can agree or disagree on the very idea
> that Star Ray tv should have licence, I'm sure we can all
> agree the CRTC is NOT being fair, and has opend the door to
> other businesses to tell CRTC to stuff it, much like how
> Rogers has.
Rogers is paying big bucks for former CRTC employees to manage CRTC regulatory
affairs for them. From the Rogers.com website:
"Pamela Dinsmore is Vice President, Regulatory for Rogers Cable Communications Inc. She joined Rogers Cable in 1995 after seven years with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). At the CRTC she held various positions, including Chief of Staff to the Chairman and Legal Counsel.
At Rogers, Ms. Dinsmore began as Director, Regulatory Affairs. She assumed her current position in June, 1997 and supervises a staff of 6 people.
Ms. Dinsmore is responsible for administering the regulatory relationship between Rogers Cable and the CRTC and other Federal government departments, boards and agencies, overseeing the negotiations of access and support structure agreements with municipalities and utilities, providing regulatory advice to all cable company departments and participating in industry
How much did Ms. Dinsmore make at the CRTC and how much money is she making now at Rogers? Also how many of her staff of six are former CRTC employees?
Even if she makes 1M a year, she is a bargain for Rogers if you only consider
the awarding of a second "multicultural" station in Toronto to Rogers with no call for applications. CRTC employees can be bought cheaply.
Are existing CRTC employees going to cross a potential employer that can offer a very substantial pay raise? The evidence speaks for itself.
By the way it's Ms. Dinsmore that signed Rogers negative intervention against Star Ray TV: http://srtv.ca/rogers.html