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| Route reference: 2010-66 |
Additional reference : 2010-197
|Ottawa, 21 May 2010|
| Aylesford Community Baptist Church |
Aylesford, Nova Scotia
|Application 2009-1099-4, received 30 July 2009|
VF8023 Aylesford – Licence renewal
|The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the religious radio station VF8023 Aylesford from 1 July 2010 to 31 August 2013. This short-term renewal will permit the Commission to review at an earlier date the licensee's compliance with section 9(2) of the Radio Regulations, 1986 concerning the submission of annual returns.|
|The Commission received an application by Aylesford Community Baptist Church to renew the broadcasting licence for the religious radio programming undertaking VF8023 Aylesford, which expires 30 June 2010.1 In Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2010-66, the Commission noted that the licensee may have failed to comply with section 9(2) of the Radio Regulations, 1986 (the Regulations) concerning the submission of annual returns. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.|
Commission's analysis and determinations
|The Commission notes that the licensee has been found in non-compliance with section 9(2) of the Regulations relating to the filing of annual returns. Specifically, the licensee's annual returns for the broadcast years ending 31 August 2005, 2006 and 2008 were not received by the prescribed dates of 30 November 2005, 2006 and 2008.|
|This is the first time that the Commission has observed the licensee to be in non-compliance with the Regulations relating to the operation of VF8023. As set out in Circular No. 444, where non-compliance is observed for the first time, the station is normally granted a short-term licence renewal, generally for four years, to permit a further review of its compliance within a reasonable period of time.|
|4.||In light of the above, the Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the religious radio programming undertaking VF8023 Aylesford from 1 July 2010 to 31 August 2013, four years from the original licence expiry date of 31 August 2009. The licence will be subject to the terms and conditions of licence set out in the appendix to this decision.|
|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: http://www.crtc.gc.ca.|
Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-300
Terms, conditions of licence and encouragement
|The licence will expire 31 August 2013.|
Conditions of licence
1. The licensee must broadcast programming consisting of religious services, programs or program segments it produces for the purpose of ensuring balance on matters of public concern, local emergency announcements from local authorities and music drawn from subcategory 35 (non-classical religious). Such programs or program segments must adhere to guidelines (i) to (iv) contained in section III.B.2a) of Religious Broadcasting Policy, Public Notice CRTC 1993-78, 3 June 1993 (Public Notice 1993-78).
2. The licensee must adhere to the guidelines on ethics for religious programming set out in section IV of Public Notice 1993-78, regarding tolerance, integrity, social responsibility and solicitation of funds.
3. The licensee must not solicit or broadcast commercial messages.
|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.|
1 In Broadcasting Decision 2009-511 as corrected by Broadcasting Decision 2009-511-1, the Commission administratively renewed VF8023's licence from 1 September 2009 to 31 March 2010. In Broadcasting Decision 2010-197, the Commission administratively renewed VF8023's licence from 1 April 2010 to 30 June 2010.
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