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Ottawa, 2 October 1997
Decision CRTC 97-572
Dan McArthur
Jakes Corner (Junction of Alaska Highway and Atlin Road); Sourdough (Carcross Cut-Off, Junction of Alaska and South Klondike Highways), Yukon Territory - 199611265 - 199611257
New low-power FM radio undertakings
1. Following a Public Hearing in the National Capital Region held on 19 August 1997, the Commission approves the applications for broadcasting licences for low-power English-language FM radio programming undertakings at the above-noted locations, each operating on the frequency 93.3 MHz, channel 227VLP, with an effective radiated power of 3 watts.
2. Subject to the requirements of this decision, the Commission will issue licences expiring 31 August 2004. These licences will be subject to the conditions specified in this decision and in the licences to be issued.
3. In Public Notice CRTC 1993-95 dated 28 June 1993, entitled A Licensing Policy for Low-Power Radio Broadcasting, the Commission stated that licensees of low-power radio undertakings should be subject to a condition of licence that defines their programming in such a way as to ensure that they do not change their programming and begin to offer the same services as conventional licensees, without Commission approval.
4. Accordingly, it is a condition of each licence that the programming broadcast by the licensee consist exclusively of tourist information relating to the small communities along the South Klondike Highway. It is also a condition of each licence that the service broadcast no advertising material.
5. The technical parameters approved by this decision are for low-power unprotected FM services. Accordingly, the licensee would have to select another frequency for the operation of the stations should optimum utilization of the broadcasting spectrum so require.
6. This authority will only be effective and the licences will only be issued at such time as construction of the undertakings is completed and it is prepared to commence operation. If the construction is not completed within twelve months of the date of this decision or, where the applicant applies to the Commission within this period and satisfies the Commission that it cannot complete construction and commence operation before the expiry of this period, and that an extension of time is in the public interest, within such further periods of time as are approved in writing by the Commission, the licence will not be issued. The applicant is required to advise the Commission (before the expiry of the twelve-month period or any extension thereof) in writing, once it has completed construction and is prepared to commence operation.
7. The Department of Industry has advised the Commission that these applications are conditionally technically acceptable, and that Broadcasting Certificates will only be issued once it has been determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.
8. In accordance with subsection 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the Commission will only issue the licences and the authority will only be granted at such time as written notification is received from the Department of Industry that its technical requirements have been met, and that Broadcasting Certificates will be issued.
This decision is to be appended to each licence.
Laura M. Talbot-Allan
Secretary General
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