ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-16
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Route reference: 2010-551
Ottawa, 10 January 2011
Island Lake First Nations Radio Inc.
Island Lake, Saskatchewan
Application 2010-0133-8, received 2 February 2010
Public Hearing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
6 October 2010
Type B Native FM radio station in Island Lake
The Commission approves an application for a broadcasting licence to operate an English- and Cree-language, low-power, Type B Native FM radio station in Island Lake, Saskatchewan.
1. The Commission received an application by Island Lake First Nations Radio Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a low-power, English- and Cree-language Type B Native FM radio programming undertaking in Island Lake. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
2. Island Lake First Nations Radio Inc. is a non-profit corporation controlled by its board of directors.
3. The new station will operate on frequency 106.5 MHz (channel 293LP) with an effective radiated power of 33.3 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 15 metres).
4. The new station will broadcast programming in the English and Cree languages. Programming will consist of educational and music programs, which will include traditional music and will showcase Aboriginal talent. The applicant proposes to broadcast a minimum of 35 hours of station-produced programming during each broadcast week, of which a minimum of 20 hours will be Cree-language programming.
5. The Commission is satisfied that the application is consistent with the provisions for Type B Native radio stations set out in Native Broadcasting Policy, Public Notice CRTC 1990-89, 20 September 1990. Accordingly, the Commission approves the application by Island Lake First Nations Radio Inc., for a broadcasting licence to operate an English- and Cree-language, low-power, Type B Native FM radio programming undertaking in Island Lake, Saskatchewan. The terms and conditions of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision.
*This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-16
Terms and conditions of licence
Issuance of the broadcasting licence to operate an English- and Cree-language, low-power, Type B Native FM radio programming undertaking in Island Lake, Saskatchewan
The licence will expire 31 August 2017.
The new station will operate on frequency 106.5 MHz (channel 293LP) with an effective radiated power of 33.3 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 15 metres).
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 section 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.
Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM service, the Commission also reminds the applicant that it will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.
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 10 January 2013. 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.
Conditions of licence
1. The licensee shall devote, in each broadcast week, no less than 35% of its musical selections from content category 2 (Popular Music) to Canadian musical selections broadcast in their entirety.
2. The licensee shall adhere to the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Equitable Portrayal Code, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.
3. The licensee shall adhere to the provisions of the Code for Advertising to Children, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.
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