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Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2006-6

  Ottawa, 16 June 2006
  The Commission will hold a public hearing commencing on 1 August 2006 at 9:00 a.m., at the Commission Headquarters, 1 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec, to consider the following applications. The deadline for submission of interventions/comments is 6 July 2006.
  Item Applicant and Locality


Groupe Radio Antenne 6 inc.
Alma, Quebec


MZ Media Inc.
Toronto & Cobourg, Ontario


Jiska Westbroek
Sorrell Lake, Ontario


CIMM-FM Radio Ltd.
Ucluelet, British Columbia


Standard Radio Inc. (Standard), on behalf of a limited partnership to be established (SR Limited Partnership)
Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia
1. Alma, Quebec
Application No. 2006-0379-7
  Application by Groupe Radio Antenne 6 inc., to acquire the assets of the French-language commercial radio programming undertakings CFGT and CKYK-FM Alma, Quebec, as a result of a corporate reorganization involving the wind-up of Radio CKYK FM inc., the current licensee of the above undertakings.
  The applicant is also requesting new licences to continue the operation of CFGT and CKYK-FM under the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licences, except for the transmitter CKYK-FM-1. The current licensee already informed the Commission that this transmitter ceased operation.
  The Commission notes that this transaction will not affect the control of the undertakings which will continue to be exercised by Groupe Radio Nord inc.
  Applicant's address:
568 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Roberval, Quebec
G8H 2K6
Fax: (418) 275-2475
  Examination of application:
460 Sacré-Coeur Street West
Room 200
Alma, Quebec

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

2. Toronto & Cobourg, Ontario
Application No. 2006-0253-3
  Application by MZ Media Inc. to acquire the assets of the English-language commercial radio programming undertakings CFMX-FM-1 Toronto, its transmitter CFMX-FM Cobourg and of the transitional radio programming undertaking CFMX-DR-1 Toronto, Ontario from Trumar Communications Inc., a corporation owned and controlled by Mr. Martin Rosenthal.
  The applicant is also requesting licences to continue the operation of the undertakings under the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licences, upon surrender of the licences issued to Trumar Communications Inc.
  The value of the transaction is estimated at 12 million dollars.
  Applicant's address:
15 Olympus Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M6S 1L2
Fax: (416) 496-3045
  Examination of application:
550 Queen Street East
Suite 205
Toronto, Ontario
1 Queen Street
Suite 101
Cobourg, Ontario

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

3. Sorrell Lake, Ontario
Application No. 2006-0315-1
  Application by Jiska Westbroek to acquire the assets of the tourist radio programming undertaking CKFW-FM, Sorrell Lake, Ontario.
  The applicant is also requesting a licence to continue the operation of the undertaking under the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licence, upon surrender of the licence issued to William J. Smith.
  Applicant's address:
777 Red River Road
Lower Level
Suite A
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 1J9
Fax: (807) 767-5669
  Examination of application:
At the applicant's address

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

4. Ucluelet, British Columbia
Application No. 2006-0448-0
  Application by CIMM-FM Radio Ltd. to acquire, as part of a corporate reorganization, the assets of the new English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking approved to McBride Communications & Media Inc. in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-69, 14 March 2006.
  CIMM-FM Radio Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the current licensee.
  The applicant is also requesting a licence to operate this undertaking under the same terms and conditions as those specified in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-69 (The decision.
  Considering that the undertaking is not yet in operation and that the Commission has not issued the licence for this undertaking, the applicant would need to meet the requirements for the issuance of a licence, set out in The decision, before a licence could be issued for this undertaking.
  Applicant's address:
10760 Fundy Drive
Richmond, British Columbia
V7E 5K7
Fax: (604) 677-6316
  Examination of application:
200 Main Street
Ucluelet, British Columbia

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

5. Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia
Application No. 2006-0595-9
  Application by Standard Radio Inc. (Standard), on behalf of a limited partnership to be established (SR Limited Partnership), to acquire the assets of the broadcasting undertakings from Standard, as a result of a corporate reorganization through which Standard will create SR Limited Partnership and cause it to acquire all of its broadcasting undertakings.
  The applicant is also requesting, on behalf of the partners-to-be and to carry on business as SR Limited Partnership, the issuance of new licences, under the same terms and conditions, to continue the operation of the broadcasting undertakings currently owned by Standard.
  Proposed reorganization
  Standard is the licensee of 51 radio stations and related transmitters, seven transitional digital radio undertakings, two conventional television stations, and three radio networks.
  Standard has minority interests in the licensees 3937844 Canada Inc., Milestone Radio Inc. and The Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc. Further, it has a 40% interest in Sirius Canada Inc. The applicant indicated that such interests are not affected by the proposed reorganization.
  Standard is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Standard Broadcasting Corporation Limited (Standard Broadcasting), which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Slaight Communications Inc., a private corporation of Mr. Allan Slaight.
  In summary, the proposed reorganization contemplates the establishment of SR Limited Partnership, which will acquire the assets of Standard, and the establishment of the Standard Radio Income Fund (the Fund). The Fund will indirectly acquire a 40% minority interest in the broadcasting undertakings. The Fund will obtain financing through an Initial Public Offering of Fund Units to the public (IPO).
  The proposed reorganization can be described as follows:
  •  The Fund will be established as an unincorporated open-ended limited purpose trust;
  • The Fund will incorporate a new wholly-owned subsidiary, Standard Radio Holdings Inc. (Standard Holdings)
  • Pursuant to the Fund's Declaration of Trust, legal ownership of all of the voting shares of Standard Holdings will be vested exclusively with the Trustees of the Fund;
  • The Trustees of the Fund will have full, absolute and exclusive power, control and authority over the trust assets (which assets include the Standard Holdings' voting shares) and the affairs of the Fund;
  • No unit holder of the Fund will have any right of ownership in the Standard Holdings' voting shares;
  • Standard will incorporate a new corporation, Standard Radio GP Inc. (Standard GP), which, upon completion of the transaction, will become the general partner of SR Limited Partnership;
  • Standard and Standard GP will form SR Limited Partnership;
  • Standard Holdings will acquire, from Standard, units of SR Limited Partnership representing an approximate 40% interest and will acquire 40% of the common shares of Standard GP;
  • Standard will hold the remaining 60% of the common shares in Standard GP;
  • Standard will appoint a majority of the board of directors of Standard GP;
  • Upon approval, Standard will transfer to SR Limited Partnership all assets used in connection with its current broadcasting undertakings, including its transmitters;
  • SR Limited Partnership will employ all former employees of Standard's broadcasting undertakings, including all current senior executives of Standard;
  • Upon completion of the transaction, Standard will own exchangeable units in SR Limited Partnership, representing an approximate 60% interest;
  • Standard will also receive a corresponding number of Special Voting Units in the Fund, representing an approximate 60% voting interest.
  Accordingly, Standard GP, the general partner, Standard and Standard Holdings, the limited partners, to carry on business as SR Limited Partnership, are requesting new licences to continue the operation of the broadcasting undertakings under the same terms and conditions, as those in effect under the current licences, upon surrender of the licences issued to Standard.
  Control of the broadcasting undertakings
  The applicant stated that the corporate reorganization would not result in any change in the broadcasting undertakings' ultimate control which will continue to be exercised by Mr. Allan Slaight.
  The sole general partner of SR Limited Partnership will be Standard GP, a company that will be majority owned and controlled by Standard, which in turn is ultimately controlled by Mr. Allan Slaight.
  Applicant's address:
2 St. Clair Avenue West
11th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M4V 1L6
Fax: (416) 323-6828
  Examination of application:
See attachment B

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]





CJAD + CJAD-DR-2 Montréal
CFRB + CFRB-DR-2 Toronto
CKLH-FM Hamilton
CKOC Hamilton
CHAM Hamilton
CIQM-FM London
CJBX-FM London
CJBK London
CKSL London
CHRE-FM St. Catharines
CHTZ-FM St. Catharines
CKTB St. Catharines
CHVR-FM Pembroke
CKMM-FM Winnipeg
CFQX-FM Selkirk
CKX-FM Brandon
CKXA-FM Brandon
CJAY-FM Calgary
CIBK-FM Calgary
CKMX Calgary
CFMG-FM St. Albert
CFBR-FM Edmonton
CFRN Edmonton

CKZZ-FM Vancouver
CISL Richmond
B.C. South Region  
CKOR Penticton
CIOR Princeton
CJMG-FM Penticton
CHOR Summerland
CJOR Osoyoos
CKGR Golden
CHSU-FM Kelowna
CKFR Kelowna
CKCR Revelstoke
CKXR flip FM Salmon Arm
CICF-FM Vernon
CKKC flip FM Nelson
B.C. North Region  
CFTK Terrace
CJFW-FM Terrace
CKTK-FM Kitimat
CHTK Prince Rupert
B.C. Peace Region  
CJDC Dawson Creek
CKRX-FM Fort Nelson
CHRX-FM Fort St. John
CKNL-FM Fort St. John

Fort St. John, B.C.
Penticton, B.C.
Montréal, QC

CFTK-TV Terrace, B.C.
CJDC-TV Dawson Creek, B.C.







Montréal CJAD



1411 Fort Street



Toronto Mix 99.9 (CKFM)



2 St. Clair Avenue West, 2nd Floor


Ottawa THE BEAR (CKQB) 1504 Merivale Road


Hamilton The Legend (CHAM)



883 Upper Wentworth Street


London CJBK



Q97.5 FM (CIQM)

743 Wellington Road South


St. Catharines CKTB



12 Yates Street

St. Catharines

Pembroke Star 96 (CHVR) 595 Pembroke Street East



Winnipeg HOT 103 (CKMM)

QX 104 (CFQX)

177 Lombard Street, 3rd Floor


Brandon KX96 (CKX)

The Farm (CKXA)

2940 Victoria Avenue



Calgary CKMX


Vibe 98.5 (CIBK)

110 Centre Street North, 3rd Floor


Edmonton THE TEAM (CFRN)



18520 Stony Plain Road, Suite 100



Vancouver CISL

Z95.3 (CKZZ)

20 - 11151 Horsehoe Way


B.C. South Region

Penticton EZ ROCK 800 (CKOR)


1450 AM (CHOR)

CJOR (2140 AM)

EZ ROCK (102.9N FM)


33 Carmi Avenue


Revelstoke/Golden EZ ROCK (CKCR 1340 AM)


208 First Street East


Salmon Arm EZ ROCK (CKXR 580 AM) 360 Ross Street

Salmon Arm

Kelowna SUN FM (CHSU 99.9 FM)

Bullet 1150 FM (CKBL)

435 Bernard Avenue, Suite 300


Vernon SUN FM (CICF 105.7 FM) 2800 - 31st Street


Trail KBS CJAT 95.7



KBS 103.1 FM

KBS 102 FM

KBS 95.3 FM

KBS 93.5 FM

1560 - 2nd Avenue


B.C. Peace Region

Dawson Creek CJDC (890 AM)


901 - 102nd Street

Dawson Creek

Fort Nelson CKRX (102.3 FM) 5152 Liard Street

Fort Nelson

Fort St. John CKNL (590 AM)

Energy 98 (98.5 FM)

10532 Alaska Road

Fort St. John

B.C. North Region

Terrace The Mix (CFTK)

CJFW 103.1 FM

4625 Lazelle Avenue


Kitimat The Mix (CKTK) 350 City Centre


Prince Rupert The Mix (CHTK)


346 Stiles Place

Prince Rupert


Public Participation


Deadline for interventions/comments


6 July 2006

  The intervention must be received by the CRTC and by the applicant on or before the above-mentioned date. The Commission cannot be held responsible for postal delays.
  The intervention must include one of the following statements in either the first or the last paragraph:
  1 - I request to appear at the public hearing.
2 - I do not want to appear at the public hearing.
  Your intervention will be considered by the Commission, and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to you, provided the procedure set out below has been followed. You will be contacted only if your submission raises procedural questions.
  Submit your written intervention to the Secretary General of the Commission in only one of the following formats:

by using the
Broadcasting Intervention/Comments Form

located below the description of each application within this notice of public hearing




by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2




by fax at
(819) 994-0218

  A true copy must be sent to the applicant and proof that this has been done must accompany the intervention sent to the Commission.
  The Commission advises those who file and serve by electronic mode to exercise caution when using e-mail for service of documents or notification, as it may be difficult to establish that service has occurred.
  Before initiating service through electronic mode, please ensure that you will be able to satisfy the Commission, upon request, that service of the notification was completed.
  Where the intervention is filed by electronic means, the line ***End of document*** should be entered following the last paragraph of the document, as an indication that the document has not been damaged during electronic transmission.
  Each paragraph of the document should be numbered.
  Your intervention should clearly identify the application and indicate whether you support or oppose the application, or if you propose changes to it, include the facts and grounds for your proposal.
  In the event that the application is brought to the oral phase of the hearing, and if you wish to appear, you must provide reasons why your written comments are not sufficient and why an appearance is necessary.
  Persons requiring communications support such as assistance listening devices and sign language interpretation are requested to inform the commission at least twenty (20) days before the commencement of the public hearing so that the necessary arrangements can be made.
  Important notice
  Note that all information that you provide as part of this public process, except information granted confidentiality, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, e-mail or through the Commission's web site at, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission's web site. This information includes your personal information, such as your full name, e-mail address, postal/street address, telephone and facsimile number(s), and any other personal information you provide.
  Documents received electronically or otherwise will be put on the Commission's web site in their entirety exactly as you send them, including any personal information contained therein, in the official language and format in which they are received. Documents not received electronically will be available in PDF format.
  The personal information you provide will be used and may be disclosed for the purpose for which the information was obtained or compiled by the Commission, or for a use consistent with that purpose.
  Examination of documents
  An electronic version of applications is available from the Commission's web site by selecting the application number within this notice.
  A list of all interventions/comments will also be available on the Commission's Web site. An electronic version of all interventions/comments submitted will be accessible from this list. To access the list, select "Lists of interventions/comments" under "Public Proceedings" from the Commission's Web site.
  Documents are also available during normal office hours at the local address provided in this notice and at the Commission offices and documentation centres directly involved with these applications or, upon request, within 2 working days, at any other CRTC offices and documentation centres.
  Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0N2
Tel: (819) 997-2429
Toll free: 1-877-249-2782
TDD: 1-877-909-2782
FAX: (819) 994-0218
  Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road
Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4S5
Tel: (902) 426-7997
FAX: (902) 426-2721
  205 Viger Avenue West
Suite 504
Montréal, Quebec H2Z 1G2
Tel: (514) 283-6607
  55 St. Clair Avenue East
Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2
Tel: (416) 952-9096
  Kensington Building
275 Portage Avenue
Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3
Tel: (204) 983-6306 - TDD: 983-8274
FAX: (204) 983-6317
  Cornwall Professional Building
2125 - 11th Avenue
Room 103
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3X3
Tel: (306) 780-3422
  10405 Jasper Avenue
Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
Tel: (780) 495-3224
  530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B6
Tel: (604) 666-2111 - TDD: 666-0778
FAX: (604) 666-8322
  Secretary General
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 Date Modified: 2006-06-16