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On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> musicians believe that their modern success has come about precisely
> because of Can-Con, which is why the principal Canadian music award is
> the Juno; it is named after Al Juneau, the CRTC chairman who
> introduced Can-Con in the first place.)  Station licenses also specify
> the sort of programming to be broadcast, and (for music formats) the
> percentage of ``hits'' to be played.  (Don't ask.)

The good thing about Can-Con is that it provides an effective outlet for
great artists that otherwise would be ignored thanks to the USA pop-music

Also, the idea of a licence specifying what kind of programming will be
broadcast does sort of encourage a format diversity of sorts.  

I don't see anything wrong with it, considering that the airwaves are a
limited resource and are (at least in theory) owned by "the people"

Sven F. Weil
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