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Route reference: 2010-760
Ottawa, 30 November 2010
Wilderness Ministries Inc.
Application 2010-0195-8, received 10 February 2010
CIOT-FM Nipawin – Licence renewal
The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the English-language specialty radio station CIOT-FM Nipawin from 1 December 2010 to 31 August 2014. This short-term licence renewal will enable the Commission to review, at an earlier date, the license’s compliance with the Radio Regulations, 1986 and its conditions of licence.
1. The Commission received an application by Wilderness Ministries Inc. (Wilderness Ministries) to renew the broadcasting licence for the English-language specialty radio programming undertaking CIOT-FM Nipawin, which expires 30 November 2010. The Commission received several interventions in support of this application. The interventions can be found on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca under “Public Proceedings.”
2. In Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2010-760, the Commission stated that the licensee may have failed to comply with section 9(2) of the Radio Regulations, 1986 (the Regulations), which relates to the filing of annual returns.
3. As set out in section 9(2) of the Regulations, licensees are required to file, before 30 November of each year, their annual return for the broadcast year ending the previous 31 August. The Commission notes that Wilderness Ministries’ annual returns were filed after this 30 November deadline for the 2004-2005 to 2006-2007 broadcast years.
4. While admitting non-compliance, the licensee apologized for the inconvenience it may have caused and indicated that it has improved its bookkeeping practices to ensure that future annual returns are filed on time.
5. In light of the above and in accordance with its practice regarding radio non-compliance set out in Circular No. 444, the Commission considers that a short-term renewal period for CIOT-FM is appropriate. Accordingly, the Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the English-language specialty radio programming undertaking CIOT-FM Nipawin from 1 December 2010 to 31 August 2014. This short-term licence renewal will enable the Commission to review, at an earlier date, the licensee’s compliance with the Regulations and its conditions of licence. The licence will be subject to the conditions set out in the appendix to this decision.
Notice of applications received, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-760, 14 October 2010
Administrative renewals, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-547, 3 August 2010
Practices regarding radio non-compliance, Circular No. 444, 7 May 2001
*This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-891
Conditions of licence
1. The licence will be subject to the conditions set out in Conditions of licence for commercial AM and FM radio stations, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-62, 11 February 2009, with the exception of condition of licence number 7.
2. The station shall operate within the Specialty format as defined in Revised content categories and subcategories for radio, Public Notice CRTC 2000-14, 28 January 2000, as amended from time to time, and A Review of certain matters concerning radio, Public Notice CRTC 1995-60, 21 April 1995.
3. The licensee shall devote a minimum of 95% of all musical selections broadcast during each broadcast week to selections drawn from subcategory 35 (Non-classic religious).
4. The licensee shall ensure that a minimum of 13% of musical selections from category 3 (Special interest music) broadcast during each broadcast week are Canadian selections.
5. The licensee shall adhere to the guidelines on ethics in religious programming as set out in section IV of Religious Broadcasting Policy, Public Notice CRTC 1993-78, 3 June 1993, as amended from time to time.
6. The licensee shall broadcast a minimum of two hours of locally produced programming during each broadcast week that will provide the balance referred to in Religious Broadcasting Policy, Public Notice CRTC 1993-78, 3 June 1993.
7. The licensee shall ensure that a minimum of 25% of all spoken word programming broadcast during each broadcast week originates from Canadian sources.
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