CKLN, Toronto’s oldest community radio station, already struggling to regain its radio broadcasting license (it’s now broadcasting online at ckln.fm) is now facing eviction from its studios at Ryerson.
See note below taken frorm the station’s website.
On air, or online, CKLN has always filled a crucial need in Toronto broadcasting. Anyone who can assist, please see contact info below.
And on a related note, I’ll be guesting on Paul Corby’s “Corby’s Orbit” show next Friday (Aug 12) with some music and talk. 1pm, ckln.fm.
Note from CKLN:
CKLN has been informed by the Ryerson Student Centre (Palin Foundation) that we have until August 27th to vacate its studios and leave the Ryerson campus. We are seeking alternative space from which to broadcast and urgently appeal to the community and voluntary sector to come forward with offers of space-sharing.
Toronto’s oldest campus-community radio station, which formerly broadcast on 88.1 FM for almost 30 years, is now reinventing itself as an internet radio entity. CKLN is home to some of the city’s most diverse music and spoken word programming and has helped launch the careers of a number of prominent artists and media personalities. We are the voice of the voiceless, providing coverage for numerous community and equity-seeking groups that are usually denied mainstream media attention.
While we have asked the Ryerson Student Centre for more time, we are also putting out a call for information about available space elsewhere. We require a small to medium sized room for studio space and, preferably, additional office space, which can be dedicated or shared. The spaces should be barrier free, child friendly and preferably the studio space should have 24 hour access. We would prefer to remain on or near Ryerson campus however any reasonable space that is close to a subway or streetcar line will be considered.
In exchange, we can offer podcasting and other media services including training to any organization that has space available to share.