Astral's lone Ottawa property, 106.9 The Bear finally has some family moving in. The CRTC today granted the company a new license for a soft AC station to operate at 99.7 FM. Meanwhile Frank Torres was granted a license for a Blues/Blues-rock based format to operate at 101.9 FM (to be known as Dawg FM).We're not sure where that leaves Information Radio, currently operating at 99.7fm -- we've emailed the station to find out where they'll move on the dial to make room for the new station.
Denied were applications from Christian Hit Radio Inc., Corus Entertainment, Fiston Kalambay Mutombo, Instant Information Services Incorporated, Mark Maheu, Ottawa Media Inc., Radio de la communauté francophone d’Ottawa, and Réél-Radio. Today's decision can be read here.
Previously: Potential new radio stations for Ottawa
Related: Ottawa Radio Guide