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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-212

  Ottawa, 5 July 2007
  Coastal Community Radio Cooperative Ltd.
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
  Application 2006-1007-3, received 10 August 2006
Public Hearing at Membertou, Nova Scotia
16 April 2007
 

Community radio station in Glace Bay

  The Commission approves an application for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language Type B community FM radio programming undertaking in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.

1.

The Commission received an application by Coastal Community Radio Cooperative Ltd., a not-for-profit corporation, for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language Type B community FM radio programming undertaking in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.

2.

The Commission received several interventions in support of this application.
 

Proposed service

3.

The applicant indicated that the station would broadcast a minimum of 120 hours of programming in each broadcast week, all of which would be locally produced.

4.

The station would offer primarily Pop, Rock and Dance music. The applicant further indicated that it would devote a minimum of 80% of its musical selections in each broadcast week to Canadian musical selections. This commitment significantly exceeds the minimum Canadian musical selections requirement of 35% set out in the Radio Regulations, 1986 (the Regulations).

5.

According to the applicant, the station's local programming would reflect the needs and interests of the local community and would include local and regional news, sports, and weather. The applicant added that its mission is to participate in and reflect the diversity of its community by supporting the artistic, cultural, historical, and tourism aspects of the community of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
 

Commission's determination

6.

The Commission is satisfied that the application is consistent with the provisions for Type B community radio stations set out in Public Notice 2000-13. Accordingly, the Commission approves the application by Coastal Community Radio Cooperative Ltd., a not-for-profit corporation, for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language Type B community FM radio programming undertaking in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. The terms and conditions of licence of the new undertaking are set out in the appendix to this decision.

7.

The Commission notes the licensee's intent to exceed the minimum Canadian musical selections requirement set out in the Regulations and encourages the applicant to adhere to its commitment in this respect. 
  Secretary General
 

Related document

 
  • Community radio policy, Public Notice CRTC 2000-13, 28 January 2000
  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 2007-212

 

Terms, conditions of licence and encouragements

 

Terms

 

Issuance of the broadcasting licence to operate an English-language Type B community FM radio programming undertaking in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

  The licence will expire 31 August 2013.
  The station will operate at 89.7 MHz (channel 209A) with an average effective radiated power of 4,700 watts.
  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 subsection 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.
  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 5 July 2009. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted at least 60 days before this date.
  In accordance with Community radio policy, Public Notice CRTC 2000-13, 28 January 2000, the licence for this community radio station will be held by a not-for-profit organization without share capital whose structure provides for membership, management, operation and programming by members of the community at large. The board of directors will ultimately control the undertaking and be responsible for adherence to the Radio Regulations, 1986 and the station's conditions of licence.
 

Conditions of licence

 

1. The licence shall be subject to the conditions set out in New licence form for community radio stations, Public Notice CRTC 2000-157, 16 November 2000.

 

Encouragements

  The Commission considers that community radio stations should be particularly sensitive to employment equity issues in order to reflect fully the communities they serve. It encourages the licensee to consider these issues in its hiring practices and in all other aspects of its management of human resources.
  The Commission encourages the licensee to adhere to its commitment to devote a minimum of 80% of its musical selections in each broadcast week to Canadian musical selections.

Date Modified: 2007-07-05