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Decision CRTC 2001-184

 

Ottawa, 22 March 2001

 

Rogers Broadcasting Limited
Vernon, British Columbia 2000-2142-8

 

26 February 2001 Public Hearing
National Capital Region

 

Conversion of AM radio station CJIB to FM

 

The Commission approves the application for a new English-language FM radio station at Vernon to replace AM station CJIB. 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 gold-based adult contemporary music format. The applicant stated that it will continue to offer the same high quality programming as CJIB's. Further, it noted that the market is currently served by CICF, a rock-formatted AM station owned and operated by Telemedia Radio (West) Inc. and that there are currently no FM undertakings licensed to serve Vernon.

2. 9;

The applicant has requested authority to broadcast simultaneously on the AM and FM bands for a period of six months. Consistent with the Commission's practice, the applicant is authorized to simulcast for a period of three months only. A condition of licence to this effect is set out in the appendix to this decision. At the end of this three-month period, the Commission expects the licensee to surrender the AM licence for cancellation by the Commission.

 

Related CRTC documents

 
  • Public Notice 1999-137 - New licence form for commercial radio stations
 
  • Public Notice 1998-41 - Commercial Radio Policy 1998
 
  • Public Notice 1993-121 - Local programming policy for FM radio - Definition of a single-station market
 
  • Public Notice 1992-59 - Implementation of an employment equity policy
 

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 2001-184

 

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

 

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 107.5 MHz, channel 298C, with an effective radiated power of 46,000 watts.

 

The Commission encourages the licensee to consider employment equity issues in its hiring practices and in all other aspects of its management of human resources
(see PN 1992-59).

 

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 CJIB on the new FM station for a transition period of three months following implementation.