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Decision CRTC 2000-102

Ottawa, 17 April 2000
Eternacom Inc.
Sudbury, Ontario - 199911251
31 January 2000 Public Hearing
in Toronto

New low-power FM radio programming undertaking

1. The Commission approves the application for a broadcasting licence to carry on a low-power English-language FM radio programming undertaking at Sudbury, on the frequency 102.9 MHz, channel 275LP, with an effective radiated power of 33 watts.
2. The Department of Industry has advised that the undertaking will have an effective radiated power of 33 watts rather than 50 watts as indicated in Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 1999-12 dated 26 November 1999.
3. Subject to the requirements of this decision, the Commission will issue a licence expiring 31 August 2006.
4. The applicant proposes a tourist information service. Programming will consist of recorded announcements regarding tourist attractions, community events and special activities. On occasion, the station will broadcast "live on location" in order to promote special events. This will not occur more than 12 times per year.
5. Programming will consist of one-hour pre-recorded announcements repeated throughout each 24-hour period. In the area of music, there will be incidental background music only.
6. The Commission has considered the circumstances of this application and is of the view that it would be appropriate to apply the licensing policy for low-power radio broadcasting undertakings set out in Public Notice CRTC 1993-95 dated 28 June 1993.

Conditions of licence

7.

The licence will be subject to the conditions specified in the licence to be issued. Further, as conditions of licence, the licensee must:
  • use the station solely for the purpose of broadcasting recorded announcements regarding tourist attractions, community events and special activities in Sudbury;
  • broadcast no more than six minutes per clock hour of advertising material; and
  • broadcast no musical selections, except as incidental background music.
8. The technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM service. Accordingly, the applicant would have to select another frequency for the operation of the service should optimum utilization of the broadcasting spectrum so require.
9. The licence will only be issued and effective when the new station is ready to begin operation. When the licensee has completed construction and is prepared to commence operation, it must advise the Commission in writing. If the station is not constructed and ready to operate within 12 months of today's date, extensions to this time frame may be granted provided that the licensee applies in writing to the Commission before the 12-month period or any extensions of that period expires.
10. The Department of Industry has advised the Commission that this application is conditionally technically acceptable. The Department will only issue a broadcasting certificate once it has determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.
11. In accordance with section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the Commission will only issue the licence and grant the authority to operate when it receives notification from the Department of Industry that its technical requirements have been met, and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.
Secretary General
This decision is to be appended to the licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be viewed at the following Internet site: http://www.crtc.gc.ca

Date Modified: 2000-04-17