Here is another reason why I think the U.S.A. is still the greatest country in the world.
Free radio express
For the occasional radio broadcaster we offer this great deal to get you on the air.
Send us $50 and a one hour audio file of your program.
We’ll play your program on our 7490 transmitter at the next best time available on our schedule.
We’ll run your show on our 5130 transmitter, at no extra cost, at the best next time available.
We’ll send you an email message when your program will air.
This is a great deal for those programmers who wish to get on the air from time to time.
I recently took advantage of this deal from WBCQ The Planet, and I was able to put something on international short-wave radio. My programme was nothing special, it was only music, but it was aired on a real radio station. It is something I never could have done in Canada. One reason is because there is not a single radio station (AM, FM, or SW) in Canada that I know of that leases air time to the public. The main reason is the Canadian Radio-televison and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
The CRTC is an administrative tribunal that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in the public interest.
Unlike all radio stations in Canada, WBCQ is not restrained by the repressive CRTC that requires radio and television stations in Canada to be CRTC approved and licenced before a station may be permitted to broadcast.
Canadian content requirements for music on Canadian radio
Radio plays an important role in introducing listeners to new music and artists. CRTC policies and regulations ensure that Canadian works are played on Canadian radio stations.
The CRTC licenses seven general types of radio stations:
CBC / Radio Canada
Other not-for-profit stations
Each licensed station is required to devote a percentage of its weekly music broadcasting to Canadian content. The required amount of Canadian content depends both on the type of radio station and the type of music it broadcasts: Popular Music (Category 2) or Special Interest Music (Category 3).
Unlike radio stations in Canada, WBCQ will broadcast almost anything its programmers want to broadcast.
Free Speech On The Airwaves
WBCQ strongly supports the United States of America’s constitutional right to free speech. Programs aired by WBCQ’s clients are not censored in any way.
WBCQ believes that it’s programmers have the right to express themselves on the airwaves in any way they seem fit. This is why you will find a diverse mix of music, talk, commentary, spiritual, religious, and commercial programming on WBCQ. WBCQ only restricts programming content if the programmer directly advocates harming other human beings based on their race, creed, or national origin.
In Canada, the CRTC tells broadcasters what to broadcast to Canadians, and tries to completely control what broadcasting Canadians receive.
Content Made by Canadians
One of our goals is to ensure that Canadian broadcasting content meets the needs and interests of Canadians by delivering compelling, high-quality Canadian-made creative content from diverse sources on a variety of platforms.
Among other things, we engage in public processes that generate content policies, encourage linguistic duality, support public affairs programming, and support broadcasting for Canada’s diverse communities. We also support the maintenance and development of Canadian talent by ensuring that Canadian artists can create content for both Canadian and global audiences, that they can gain financial support, and that they can promote their creations.
Other ongoing activities related to content made by Canadians include:
Analyzing various broadcasting licence applications from the perspective of content made by Canadians
Issuing Canadian Program Certification to independent Canadian program producers for TV productions that use mainly Canadian crews and talents
Monitoring the programming and financial performance of broadcasters to ensure they comply with regulations and licence conditions
Getting my programme on WBCQ was easy and reasonably affordable for me. I created what I wanted. Nothing in my programme, absolutely nothing, complied with CRTC regulations. WBCQ aired my programme on international short-wave radio. The time I bought was mine to do with however I wanted. No censorship. My getting on the radio with WBCQ, and my listening to short-wave radio, is my way of telling the Socialist, Communist, Fascist, Racist CRTC to go to Hell.
I support short-wave radio. I support WBCQ. I support freedom. I support abolishing the CRTC.
© Trevor Dailey