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The crtc has announced the results of an extensive review of its radio regulations which began in June.Among other things, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission will accept immediately applications by commercial fm stations to delete promise of performance commitments to...

The crtc has announced the results of an extensive review of its radio regulations which began in June.

Among other things, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission will accept immediately applications by commercial fm stations to delete promise of performance commitments to the maximum number of times a particular piece of music may be repeated and the minimum number of different pieces that will be played each week.

The crtc is considering other changes that affect the radio industry and radio listeners.

Some of the changes include replacing current news and spoken-word obligations with a more flexible, focussed requirement that one-third of the broadcast week be given over to local programming, although this would not apply to markets with only one private commercial station.

As well, the federal regulator is examining the elimination of restrictions on the amount of time a commercial fm station can devote to advertising.

Also under review are the current Canadian talent development obligations for radio stations with a view to greater flexibility and the development of a more focussed approach to policy objectives.

è Some of the best-known corporate names in Canada are sponsoring this year’s 4th annual YTV Achievement Awards.

è Bravery: Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes

èSports: Hasbro Nerf

èSpecialty performance: Popsicle Industries

èInnovation: Industry, Science & Technology Canada

èVisual Arts: Binney & Smith/ Crayola

èDance: Minister of State for Youth

èWriting: Rogers Cablesystems

èActing: TV Guide

General Mills Fruit Roll-Ups is the sponsor of the Terry Fox Award which recognizes an individual or group who best exemplifies the spirit and determination for which Terry Fox is best remembered.

There are other award categories available for sponsorship.

ytv award winners get $3,000 per category and a statuette designed by Hayden Thomas, a 1989 winner in the visual arts category.

è Telemedia’s net income for the year ending Aug. 31 was $1.7 million, or 15 cents a share. Revenues were $230.5 million.

Last year, Telemedia lost $2.6 million, or 23 cents a share, with revenues at $215.4 million.

According to James McCoubrey, president and chief executive officer of Telemedia, revenues and operating profits from the company’s publishing businesses were up substantially from last year, even achieving record levels.

However, McCoubrey says although the company’s radio broadcasting business showed a marginal improvement, results are still far from satisfactory.

Telemedia owns and operates 26 radio stations and six radio networks serving more than 210 affiliated stations. It also publishes 17 consumer magazines and 21 community newspapers, and has book publishing and consumer coupon interests.

è Sanford Outdoor Advertising in Barrie, Ont. is this year’s winner of the Outdoor Advertising Association of Canada’s President’s Flag award.

The President’s Flag is awarded annually to the oaac member with the most outstanding local public service campaign.

Sanford Outdoor Advertising won for its involvement with Big Brothers of Barrie and District.

Still with the oaac, at its 89th annual general meeting earlier this month, 11 members were elected to serve on its board of directors for the next year.

New executives are: immediate past chairman, Brian McLean, president and ceo of Mediacom; chairman is Jim MacKay, president of Seaboard Advertising; 1st vice-chairman is David Woods, executive vice-president, Mediacom; 2nd vice-president is Lyle Bowyer, general manager, 3M Advertising Services; and treasurer is Paul Randorf, general manager, Gould Outdoor Advertising.

New directors are John Baird, vice-president, general manager, Urban Outdoor; David Boone, president, E.C. Boone; Cal Courneya, president, central region, Mediacom; Gilles Lacoursiere, president, eastern Canada, Mediacom; Wade Mathew, manager, Woodgreen Advertising; and Randy Otto, vice-president, general manager, Hook Outdoor Advertising.