Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: CKIQ-FM Iqaluit owner Glenn Craig on embracing CanCon

Glenn Craig, President of Northern Lights Entertainment, pictured here with members of Loverboy.

While the issue of CanCon quotas is contentious, CKIQ-FM Iqaluit recently took the bold step of revamping its format to an all-Canadian playlist.

The move, in part, was in response to a previous CRTC violation for failing to meet Canadian Content quotas because of challenges presented by the MAPL formula, which determines how Canadian or un-Canadian a song is, regardless of whether it’s recorded by a homegrown artist.

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast, Glenn Craig, President of Northern Lights Entertainment, joins us to talk about embracing CanCon, his enduring passion for radio, and how a kid from Mira Bridge, Cape Breton ended up the licencee of two radio stations in the far north.

 


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