Radio station CKTB apologizes to Brock

St Catharines radio station CKTB (AM 610) has published a public apology to Brock University students, faculty and alumni after one of the station’s hosts broadcast critical comments that were factually incorrect.

The station has agreed to post the apology on its website, and also broadcast it several times. The apology is to be read on the air on Monday, Dec. 2 at 3:50 p.m. and 4:50 p.m.; and again on Tuesday Dec. 3 at 4:50 p.m. and 5:20 p.m.

The broadcasts can be heard live at the above times by going to the CKTB Local News page and clicking on the “Listen Live” button.

The apology, which resulted from comments made during a program by talk show host Kevin Jack, reads as follows:

“On November 12, CKTB made statements about Brock University that were misleading or factually incorrect.

“Contrary to the statements made, Brock graduates have a 92.8 per cent employment rate within 2 years of graduation, which is higher than the provincial average for university graduates according to the Government of Ontario. 82 per cent of these graduates are working in fields related to their studies.

“In addition, when speaking about the article, Top 10 degrees achieved by millionaires in North America, we erroneously mentioned that only one of the degrees was available at Brock University. In fact, 7 of the 10 programs are available at Brock.

“CKTB apologizes to Brock University, its students, faculty and alumni.”

Posted on December 2, 2013

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