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Vista Broadcast Group

Vista Broadcast Group
Type private
Industry radio broadcasting
Key people Margot Micallef, president
Owners Westerkirk Capital

Vista Broadcast Group, or Vista Radio, is a Canadian radio broadcasting company. The company only owned stations in British Columbia until 2007, when it expanded outside the province by acquiring an existing station in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and launching a new one in Grande Prairie, Alberta.[1] It has since also expanded into Ontario, with the acquisition of Haliburton Broadcasting Group in 2012.

Vista Radio was founded by Paul Mann, Jason Mann, Margot Micallef, Barb Fairclough and Bryan Edwards in 2004.[2] It has a vision of creating a strong regional broadcast voice over Western Canada. Vista now employs over 160 employees.

The company plans to convert most of its AM stations to the FM dial.

On April 23, 2012, Vista announced a deal to acquire Haliburton Broadcasting Group, a broadcast group with 24 stations in small or mid-sized markets in Ontario, in cooperation with Westerkirk Capital.[3] The deal was approved by the CRTC on October 19, 2012.[4]

Stations

Alberta

British Columbia

Northwest Territories

Ontario

References

  1. ^ "Vista Radio: The Big Fish in the Small Pond". Broadcast Dialogue
  2. ^ "A small-town start tunes the dial on the big time", The Globe and Mail, March 15, 2008.
  3. ^ "Westerkirk Capital Acquires Vista and Haliburton Broadcast Groups". Broadcaster, April 26, 2012.
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-577. Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, October 19, 2012.
  5. ^ a b CRTC Decision 2008-323
  6. ^ http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2013/2013-397.htm

External links

  • Vista Radio
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