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Decision

Ottawa, 3 December 1984
Decision CRTC 84-1010
Airport General Manager, acting as an agent on behalf of Transport Canada
Toronto, Ontario - 840300800
Following a Public Hearing in Hull on 2 October 1984, the Commission approves the application for a broadcasting licence for an English and French-language low-power AM radio station at Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport on the frequency 530 kHz, with a transmitter power of 49.5 watts (day-time and night-time), to broadcast travel information.
The Commission will issue a licence expiring 30 September 1987, subject to the conditions of licence specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued.
In accordance with paragraph 22(1)(b) of the Broadcasting Act, the Commission will only issue the licence, and the authority granted herein may only be implemented, at such time as written notification is received from the Department of Communications that it will issue a Technical Construction and Operating Certificate.
This service will supply motorists approaching the airport with pre-recorded messages concerning airport facilities, access routes, parking availability and flight delays.
The frequency approved by this decision is an unprotected frequency. Accordingly, the licensee would have to select another frequency for the operation of the station, should optimum utilization of the broadcasting spectrum so require.
Furthermore, the Commission will continue to assess during the term of this licence whether it is appropriate to allocate a scarce frequency for such a specialized service, taking into account the needs of the population in the area to be served.
It is a condition of this licence that construction of the station be completed and that it be in operation within twelve months of the date of receipt of written notification from the Department of Communications that it will issue a Technical Construction and Operating Certificate or such further period as the Commission may, upon receipt of a request for extension before the expiry of the said twelve months, deem appropriate under the circumstances.
Fernand Bélisle Secretary General