ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-796
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Route reference: 2010-334
Ottawa, 27 October 2010
Calgary and Banff, Alberta
Application 2010-0202-1, 11 February 2010
CFGQ-FM Calgary and its transmitter CFGQ-FM-2 Banff – Licence renewal
The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio station CFGQ-FM Calgary and its transmitter CFGQ-FM-2 Banff from 1 December 2010 to 31 August 2014. This short-term renewal will enable the Commission to review, at an earlier date, the licensee’s compliance with the Radio Regulations, 1986 and its conditions of licence.
1. The Commission received an application by CKIK-FM Limited to renew the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CFGQ-FM Calgary and its transmitter CFGQ-FM-2 Banff, which expires 30 November 2010. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
2. In Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2010-334, the Commission stated that the licensee may have failed to comply with its condition of licence relating to contributions to Canadian talent development (CTD) for the 2007-2008 broadcast year. CTD is now known as Canadian content development (CCD).
Commission’s analysis and determinations
3. On 12 May 2010, the Commission asked CKIK-FM Limited to provide a breakdown of expenditures totalling $920 for the 2007-2008 broadcast year that were directed to an initiative known as Dagaz Talent. The Commission further asked the licensee to indicate why it considered Dagaz Talent to be an eligible CCD initiative according to the criteria set out in Broadcasting Public Notice 2006-158 (the Commercial Radio Policy).
4. In its response dated 21 May 2010, the licensee stated that it now understood that Dagaz Talent was not an eligible CCD initiative given that the programming produced under the initiative was for broadcast on television. CKIK-FM Limited, however, assured the Commission that this contribution was made in good faith and resulted from a misinterpretation of the Commercial Radio Policy. The Commission notes that CKIK-FM Limited has redirected the $920 in question to eligible CCD initiatives.
5. Accordingly, the Commission finds that Dagaz Talent is not an eligible CCD initiative, according to the criteria established by the Commission in the Commercial Radio Policy.
6. In light of the above, and in accordance with its practices regarding radio non-compliance set out in Circular No. 444, the Commission considers that a short-term licence renewal would be appropriate. Accordingly, the Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CFGQ-FM Calgary and its transmitter CFGQ-FM-2 Banff from 1 December 2010 to 31 August 2014. This short-term renewal will enable the Commission to review, at an earlier date, the licensee’s compliance with the Radio Regulations, 1986 and its conditions of licence. The licence will be subject to the conditions set out in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2009-62.
7. In accordance with Public Notice 1992-59, 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.
Administrative renewals, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-635, 30 August 2010
Notice of applications received, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-334, 1 June 2010
Conditions of licence for commercial AM and FM radio stations, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-62, 11 February 2009
Commercial Radio Policy 2006, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-158, 15 December 2006
Practices regarding radio non-compliance, Circular No. 444, 7 May 2001
Implementation of an employment equity policy, Public Notice CRTC 1992-59, 1 September 1992
* This decision is to be appended to the licence.
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