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Native Communications Society of the Western N.W.T.
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - 851043000
Following a Public Hearing in Toronto on 8 October 1985, the Commission approves the application for a licence to carry on a broadcasting transmitting undertaking for a Native (Dogrib, Chipewyan, Loucheux, North and South Slave) and English-language FM radio station at Yellowknife on the frequency 101.9 MHz, channel 270A, with an effective radiated power of 130 watts. The Commission will issue a licence expiring 30 September 1987, subject to the conditions specified in the licence to be issued.
The programming will consist of news, Native-language interviews, magazine-style programs, documentaries, children's programs and music, with two hours allocated each evening for community access. Programming will be added on weekends after the station has been in operation for six months.
This station will provide most of the programming for the radio network operated by the Native Communications Society of the Western N.W.T., authorized by Decision CRTC 84-723, for the purpose of providing Native and English-language programming to remote and underserved communities in the Northwest Territories.
The Commission acknowledges the intervention received from CJCD Radio Ltd., licensee of CJCD Yellowknife, with respect to the music to be broadcast by this new station. It also notes that in its reply the applicant stated it will broadcast primarily country music in the programming it produces and that volunteers will choose the type of music to be broadcast during the community access periods.
The Commission reminds the applicant that it should promote community interest in, and access to, this service for the development of relevant programs that reflect the linguistic and social characteristics of the community.