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La Radio touristique de Québec inc.
Applications 2005-0192-5, 2005-0203-0
Public Hearing in the National Capital Region
14 November 2005
Two low-power tourist FM stations in Québec, Quebec
The Commission approves the applications by La Radio touristique de Québec inc. for broadcasting licences to operate low-power, English- and French-language tourist FM radio programming undertakings in Québec, Quebec.
The stations will broadcast tourist information consisting of pre-recorded messages pertaining to tourist attractions and activities in the Québec City region.
The English-language station will operate at 89.7 MHz with an effective radiated power of 16 watts. The French-language station will operate at 90.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 16 watts.
The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with these applications.
The licences will expire 31 August 2012 and will be subject to the conditions set out in the appendix to this decision.
The Department of Industry (the Department) has advised the Commission that, while these applications are conditionally technically acceptable, it will only issue broadcasting certificates 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 licences may be issued until the Department notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met, and that broadcasting certificates will be issued.
Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for low-power unprotected FM services, the Commission also reminds the applicant that it will have to select other frequencies if the Department so requires.
Furthermore, the licences for these undertakings will be issued once the applicant has informed the Commission in writing that it is prepared to commence operations. The undertakings 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 2 March 2008. 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 each 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 2006-53
Conditions of licence
1. The licensee shall use the station solely for the purpose of providing pre-recorded tourist information pertaining to tourist attractions and activities in the Québec City region.
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.