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Ottawa, 28 September 1998
Decision CRTC 98-460
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Toronto and London, Ontario - 199802129 - 199802137
New CBC FM radio station for London and deletion of CBLA-FM's London transmitter CBCL-FM
1.  Following a Public Hearing in the National Capital Region held on 20 July 1998, the Commission approves the application for a broadcasting licence for an English-language FM radio programming undertaking at London, on the frequency 93.5 MHz, channel 228C1, with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts.
2.  The Commission notes that this new radio station will replace CBCL-FM London, which currently transmits the programming of CBLA-FM Toronto.
3.  The Commission also approves the application by the CBC to amend the broadcasting licence for CBLA-FM Toronto, by deleting the authority for its transmitter CBCL-FM.
4.  The new London station will broadcast 2 hours 30 minutes of local programming per broadcast week. This total will include 10 minutes of local programming each hour between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. on weekdays. The remainder of the programming will be identical to that of CBLA-FM.
5.  Subject to the requirements of this decision, the Commission will issue a licence expiring 31 August 2001. This licence will be subject to the conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued.
6.  The licence term granted herein, while less than the maximum of seven years permitted under the Broadcasting Act, will enable the Commission to consider the renewal of this licence in accordance with the Commission's regional plan for CBC radio programming undertakings.
7.  It is a condition of licence that the Corporation not broadcast any commercial message of Category 5 (Advertising) except;
a)  during programs that are available to the licensee only on a sponsored basis, or
b)  as required to fulfil the requirements of the legislation of the Parliament of Canada pertaining to elections, or
c)  in communities where there is no other programming undertaking broadcasting in the same language.
8.  It is a condition of licence that 50% or more of the category 2 music selections broadcast each broadcast week be Canadian and that these selections be scheduled in a reasonable manner throughout the broadcast day.
9.  It is a condition of licence that 20% or more of the category 3 music selections broadcast each broadcast week be Canadian.
10.  It is also a condition of licence that the licensee adhere to its self-regulatory guidelines on sex-role portrayal as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission, and, as a minimum, to the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Sex-Role Portrayal Code for Television and Radio Programming, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.
11.  The Commission notes that this licensee is subject to the Employment Equity Act that came into effect on 24 October 1996 (1996 EEA), and therefore files reports concerning employment equity with Human Resources Development Canada. As a result of a consequential amendment to the Act, the Commission no longer has the authority to apply its employment equity policy to any undertaking that is subject to the 1996 EEA.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Laura M. Talbot-Allan
Secretary General
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