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Decision CRTC 2001-162

 

Ottawa, 2 March 2001

 

Telemedia Radio Inc.
Timmins, Ontario 2000-1983-7

 

30 January 2001 Public Hearing
National Capital Region

 

Conversion of AM radio station CKGB to FM

 

The Commission approves the application for a new English-language FM radio station at Timmins to replace AM station CKGB. The terms and conditions of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision.

 

The proposed service

1. 9;

The new station will offer a country music format. It will continue to respond to the needs and interests of the residents of Timmins and the surrounding area.

2. 9;

The applicant has requested authority to broadcast simultaneously on the AM and FM bands for a period of three months. A condition of licence to this effect is set out in the appendix to this decision. At the end of this period, the Commission expects the licensee to surrender the AM licence for cancellation by the Commission.

3. 9;

The Commission has examined the intervention filed in support of this application.

 

Related CRTC documents

 

. Public Notice 1999-137 - New licence form for commercial radio stations

 

. Public Notice 1998-41- Commercial Radio Policy 1998

 

Secretary General

 

This decision is to be appended to the licence.
It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined at the following Internet site:
www.crtc.gc.ca 

 

Appendix to Decision CRTC 2001-162

 

Terms of the licence for the English-language FM radio programming undertaking at Timmins

 

The Commission will only issue the licence, and it will only be effective at such time as:

 

· the licensee confirms in writing that it is ready to begin operation. This must take place within 12 months of today's date. Any request for an extension to that deadline requires Commission approval and must be made in writing within that period.

 

· the Department of Industry, having advised that the application is conditionally technically acceptable, has determined that there is no unacceptable interference with NAV/COM services and indicated that it will issue a broadcasting certificate (section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act).

 

The licence, when issued, will expire 31 August 2007.

 

The station will broadcast on the FM band, on the frequency 99.3 MHz, channel 257C, with an effective radiated power of 40,000 watts.

 

The Commission notes that this licensee is subject to the Employment Equity Act that came into effect on 24 October 1996 and therefore files reports concerning employment equity with Human Resources Development Canada.

 

Conditions of licence

 

The licence will be subject to the conditions specified in the licence to be issued, as also set out in Public Notice CRTC 1999-137. The licence will also be subject to the following condition:

 

1. The licensee is authorized to simulcast the programming of CKGB on the new FM station for a transition period of three months following implementation.