Newcap Radio receives CRTC approval to purchase stations in Toronto and Vancouver
DARTMOUTH, NS, March 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Newfoundland Capital Corporation ("NCC" or "Company") (TSX: NCC.A NCC.B) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Newcap Inc., has received approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") to purchase from Bell Media the radio broadcasting licences CHBM-FM and CFXJ-FM in Toronto, Ontario and CKZZ-FM, CHHR-FM, and CISL-AM in Vancouver, British Columbia. This transaction, previously announced on August 26, 2013, is expected to be completed on or about March 31, 2014.
President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Steele comments: "The acquisition of these stations in Canada's two largest radio markets is a rare opportunity and is a transformational move for Newcap. This provides an excellent opportunity for us going forward - greatly expanding our listener base and increasing the size of our business. We specialize exclusively in radio and all of our focus and expertise is dedicated to creating successful radio stations which benefits our employees, listeners and advertising clients."
About Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited
Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited (TSX: NCC.A, NCC.B) is one of Canada's leading radio broadcasters with 95 licences across Canada. The Company reaches millions of listeners each week through a variety of formats and is a recognized industry leader in radio programming, sales and networking.
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REF: Robert G. Steele, President and Chief Executive Officer, Scott G.M. Weatherby, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited, 745 Windmill Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1C2, Tel: (902) 468-7557, Fax: (902) 468-7558, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: www.ncc.ca