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Public Hearing at Vancouver, British Columbia
28 February 2005
English-language low-power FM tourist radio station in Perdue
The Commission approves the application by Jim Scharf for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language low-power FM tourist radio programming undertaking in Perdue, Saskatchewan.
The new station will offer a tourist information service consisting of pre-recorded messages relating to local and provincial safety conditions, current border regulations and wait times, tourist attractions, events and community activities.
The station will operate at 100.9 MHz (channel 265LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts.
The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
The licence will expire 31 August 2011 and will be subject to the conditions of licence set outin the appendix to this decision.
The Department of Industry (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.
The Commission reminds the applicant that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, no licence may be issued until the Department notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met, and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.
Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM service, the Commission also reminds the applicant that it will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.
Furthermore, the licence for this undertaking will be issued once the applicant has informed the Commission in writing that it is prepared to commence operations. The undertaking must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 24 months from the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 18 April 2007. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted at least 60 days before that date.
This decision is to be appended to the licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined in PDF format or in HTML at the following Internet site: www.crtc.gc.ca
Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-158
Conditions of licence
1. The licensee shall use the station solely for the purpose of providing pre-recorded messages relating to local and provincial safety conditions, current border crossing regulations and wait times, tourist attractions, events and community activities.
2. The licensee shall not broadcast more than six minutes of advertising material per clock hour.
3. The licensee shall not broadcast musical selections, except as incidental background music.