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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-364

  Ottawa, 23 August 2004
  BAF Audio Visual Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
  Application 2003-1221-5
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2004-37
2 June 2004

CHEV Toronto - Licence renewal

  The Commission renews the licence for CHEV Toronto, from 1 September 2004 to 31 August 2009.


The Commission received an application by BAF Audio Visual Inc. (BAF) to renew the broadcasting licence for the low-power radio programming undertaking CHEV Toronto.


The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.


Pursuant to the Department of Industry's Broadcast Procedure Rules, as a low-power undertaking, CHEV, which currently operates at 1610 kHz, is authorized on an unprotected basis and, if necessary, must select another frequency to permit optimum utilization of the frequency spectrum. In Ethnic AM community radio station in Toronto, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-117, 17 April 2003 (Decision 2003-117), the Commission authorized the operation of a new full-power radio station at 1610 kHz. Accordingly, BAF must cease operation of CHEV at 1610 kHz once the licensee of the new station authorized in Decision 2003-117 advises the Commission that it is ready to commence operations.


In the circumstances, the Commission considers that a licence term of five years is appropriate to allow BAF adequate time to find a new frequency for CHEV, and to submit an application to the CRTC to obtain approval for its use. The Commission therefore renews the licence for CHEV Toronto, from 1 September 20041 to 31 August 2009. However, BAF must cease operation of CHEV at 1610 kHz once the new station approved in Decision 2003-117 is ready to commence operation, including if this occurs before 31 August 2009.


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, as well as to the following condition of licence:

The undertaking shall be devoted solely to the broadcast of live community amateur sports events and community events.


In accordance with Implementation of an employment equity policy, Public Notice CRTC 1992-59, 1 September 1992, 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.
  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:

[1] In Administrative renewal, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-212, 23 June 2004, the Commission renewed the licence for CHEV Toronto, from 1 July 2004 to 31 August 2004.

Date Modified: 2004-08-23

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