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Ryerson University gets a new radio station license

Ryerson University has a radio station once again. Three years after the CRTC pulled the plug on their previous station, the broadcasting regulator approved The Scope, an online radio station based on the campus, for an AM radio license Thursday morning.

The decision opens the door for the station to begin broadcasting (on the 1280 channel) in January 2016. The station is set to produce 126 weekly hours of programming, focusing on both music and spoken word.

Ryerson's previous foray into campus radio, the long-running CKLN, spiraled into a morass of volunteer lockouts and internal strife before the station was shut down in 2011. Their FM frequency soon became home to Indie88. While you won't be able to listen to hear the Scope on the airwaves for the next year, you can listen online here until then.


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