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Decision

Ottawa, 9 October 1996
Decision CRTC 96-669
William J. Smith
Sorrell Lake, Ontario - 199606521
New FM radio programming undertaking
Following a Public Hearing in the National Capital Region on 26 August 1996, the Commission approves the application for a broadcasting licence for an English-language FM radio programming undertaking at Sorrell Lake, on the frequency 99.1 MHz, channel 256VLP, with an effective radiated power of 5 watts.
Subject to the requirements of this decision, the Commission will issue a licence expiring 31 August 2003. This licence will be subject to the conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued.
The Commission notes that the programming will consist of a 90-second public announcement inviting the public to visit - "The Wolf Tree Trail", a 1.5 kilometre walking trail. The announcements will be repeated several times each hour and broadcast from May to October.
In Public Notice CRTC 1993-95 dated 28 June 1993 and entitled "A Licensing Policy for Low-Power Radio Broadcasting", the Commission stated that the licensees of low-power radio undertakings should be subject to a condition of licence that would define their programming in such a way as to ensure that they do not change their programming and begin to offer the same service as conventional licensees, without Commission approval.
The Commission has considered the circumstances of this application and is of the view that it would be appropriate to apply the policy to it. The applicant has also agreed to this condition.
Accordingly, it is a condition of licence that this station be used solely to broadcast pre-recorded public announcements for the purpose of inviting the public to visit The Wolf Tree Trail forest demonstration. It is also a condition of licence that the service broadcast no advertising material.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General