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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-71

Ottawa, 14 March 2002

Fondation radio enfant (du Canada)
Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec

Application 2001-1413-2
Public Hearing at Québec, Quebec
18 February 2002

Special event radio programming undertaking

1.

The Commission approves the application by Fondation radio enfant (du Canada) for a broadcasting licence to operate a temporary FM radio programming undertaking in Ottawa and Gatineau to broadcast programming that promotes Francophone cultures.

2.

The programming will be directed to children and teenagers and will be produced by French-language schools throughout Canada. In the first stage, the programming will feature the special event, "Les Rendez-Vous de la Francophonie". Subsequently, the licensee will broadcast programming during special events such as Earth Day, First Nations Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day and Canada Day.

3.

The station will operate at 96.5 MHz (channel 243A1). The Department of Industry (the Department) has advised that the effective radiated power of the undertaking will be 117 watts rather than the 200 watts that had been proposed by the applicant.

4.

The licence will be effective from 18 March to 1 July 2002. The applicant must cease all radio broadcasting activities when the temporary licence expires.

5.

The licence will be subject to the conditions set out in New licence form for commercial radio stations, Public Notice CRTC 1999-137, 24 August 1999, excluding condition of licence number 5.

6.

The applicant has asked to be relieved of the requirement of section 10.1 of the Radio Regulations, 1986 to own and operate its own transmitter. The Commission approves this request and relieves the licensee, by condition of licence, of this regulatory requirement.

7.

Two interventions were submitted in support of this application.

8.

The Department has advised the Commission that, while this application is conditionally technically acceptable, it will only issue a broadcasting certificate when it has determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.

9.

In accordance with section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the Commission will only issue the licence when it receives notification from the Department 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 examined at the following Internet site: www.crtc.gc.ca

Date Modified: 2002-03-14