Commission cites sector's vast changes.

The Canadian Assn. of Broadcasters (CAB) has asked the Canadian Radio/Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to postpone a planned five-year review of radio scheduled for early 2006.

Representing private broadcasters, CAB argues that a review is no use amid the sector's vast changes, including the planned launch of satellite radio by Christmas.

Canadian broadcast regulatory board CRTC has made no decision about the industry's request, but it is expected that Canadian music industry associations will oppose any delay of the radio review, which is wide-ranging and covers all aspects of Canadian radio broadcasting, including ownership consolidation and domestic content quotas.