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Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2012-126

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Additional reference: 2012-126-1, 2012-126-2 and 2012-126-3

Ottawa, 2 March 2012

Notice of hearing

7 May 2012
Toronto, Ontario

Deadline for submission of interventions/comments/answers: 2 April 2012

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The Commission will hold a hearing commencing on 7 May 2012 at 9:00 a.m., at the Allstream Centre, 105 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, to consider the following applications:

Applicant/Licensee and Locality

1.    Dufferin Communications Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1159-1

2.    Trust Communications Ministries
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1573-3

3.    MZ Media Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1614-5

4.    Newcap Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1615-3

5.    Tosan Lee, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1616-1

6.    7954689 Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1617-9

7.    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1619-5

8.    Larche Communications Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1622-8

9.    2308739 Ontario Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1626-0

10.  Frank Torres, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1628-6

11.  Michael Wekerle, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1630-2

12.  Intercity Broacasting Network Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1631-9

13.  Durham Radio Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1633-5

14.  Family FM Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1634-3

15.  Radio Ryerson Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1635-1

16.  Rock 95 Broadcasting Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1637-7

17.  Radio 1540 Limited
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1638-5

18.  MTSD Broadcast Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1640-1

19.  La Coopérative Radiophonique de Toronto inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1652-5

20.  Stanislaus Antony, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1654-1

21.  S. Sivakkumaran, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1656-7

22.  WorldBand Media, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1657-5

23.  Sarabjeet S. Arora, on behalf of a not-for-profit corporation to be incorporated
Brampton, Ontario
Application 2011-1623-6

24.  8041393 Canada Inc.
Markham, Ontario
Application 2011-1663-2

25.  Bhupinder Bola, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Markham, Ontario
Application 2011-1271-3

26.  My Broadcasting Corporation
Orangeville, Ontario
Application 2011-1173-1

27.  My Broadcasting Corporation
Alliston, Ontario
Application 2011-1225-0

28.  Asian Television Network International Limited
Across Canada
Application 2011-1532-9

29.  L’Autre TV Inc.
Across Canada
Application 2012-0012-0

30.  Colba.Net Telecom Inc.
Montréal, Drummondville, Trois-Rivières, Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Québec and surrounding areas for each location in Quebec
Application 2011-1682-2

31.  Colba.Net Telecom Inc.
Toronto, Hamilton/Niagara, Oshawa, Kitchener, London, Windsor, Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough, Stratford and surrounding areas for each location in Ontario
Application 2011-1681-4

32.  Rogers Broadcasting Limited
Province of Saskatchewan
Application 2012-0045-1

33.  Smithers Community Radio Society
Smithers, British Columbia
Application 2011-1550-2

34.  Voice of the Shuswap Broadcast Society
Salmon Arm, British Columbia
Application 2011-1644-2

Preamble

On 28 September 2011, the Commission issued Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2011-625 calling for applications for a broadcasting licence to carry on a radio programming undertaking to serve Toronto, Ontario. The Commission also indicated that applicants were to provide all of the information requested in the appendices to that notice of consultation and that failure to do so would cause the application to not be considered as part of this process.

On 30 November 2011, the Commission issued Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2011-625-1 which made public the aggregated financial information relating to ethnic radio stations in the Toronto radio market for the 2006-2010 fiscal years.

Items 1 to 23

In response to this call, the Commission received several applications to serve the Toronto market.

Of these applications, items 1 to 22 are technically mutually exclusive, each proposing the use of the frequency 88.1 MHz. These applications, along with item 23 will be treated as competitive radio applications for the Toronto radio market.

Alternate frequencies

None of the applicants proposed alternate frequencies. However, 2308739 Ontario Inc. (Item 9) identified an alternate set of technical parameters for frequency 88.1 MHz and provided documentation in support of its technical suitability.

In light of the above and consistent with the approach set out in the call for applications announced in Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2011-625, the Commission will not consider alternate frequencies for these applications.

Items 24 and 25

The Commission has also received two applications to serve Markham, Ontario. Although the applications are not technically mutually exclusive, the nature of the applications and the technical parameters proposed are such that the two will be treated as competitive radio applications for Markham as well as the Toronto market.

Items 26 to 34

The Commission intends to consider, subject to interventions, items 26 to 34 during the non-appearance phase of the hearing.

1.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1159-1

Application by Dufferin Communications Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the commercial English-language radio programming undertaking CIRR-FM Toronto.

The licensee proposes to change the frequency of CIRR-FM from 103.9 MHz (channel 280A1) to 88.1 MHz (channel 201A). The licensee also proposes to relocate its transmitter and to change the authorized contours by increasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 128 to 477 watts (maximum ERP from 250 to 800 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain from 156 to 272 metres), and by changing its class from A1 to A.

The licensee states that this technical amendment is necessary for the financial viability of the station and to solve interference and reception issues affecting the community it is currently licensed to serve.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Licensee’s address:

5312 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M9B 1B3
Fax: 416-233-8617
E-mail: carmela@evanovradio.com
Website to view application: www.evanovradio.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: carmela@evanovradio.com

2.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1573-3

Application by Trust Communications Ministries, a not-for-profit organization, for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language specialty FM radio programming undertaking in Toronto.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 477 watts (maximum ERP of 800 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 272 metres).

The applicant proposes a contemporary Christian music format and proposes to devote at least 90% of the musical programming broadcast each week, to musical selections from subcategory 35 (Non-classic religious).

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

115 Bell Farm Road
Suite 111
Barrie, Ontario
L4M 5G1
Fax: 705-735-3301
E-mail: scott@christianflamethrower.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: scott@christianflamethrower.com

3.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1614-5

Application by MZ Media Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language AM radio programming undertaking CFZM Toronto to add a nested FM transmitter in Toronto to broadcast the programming of CFZM.

The proposed transmitter would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201A) with an effective radiated power of 250 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 274 metres).

The licensee indicates that the nested FM transmitter would address severe AM signal reception problems that CFZM is experiencing within downtown Toronto as well as in the surrounding areas.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

The licensee has included with its application, three compact discs (CDs) containing audio files that document the signal impairment of CFZM. The Commission notes that the audio from these CDs are not available for download from the Commission website. However, CDs will be made available for public examination at the Ontario regional office in Toronto and in the examination room at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

550 Queen Street East
Suite 205
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 1V2
Fax: 416-367-1742
E-mail: mlewis@lbhmedialaw.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: GGrant@classical963fm.com

4.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1615-3

Application by Newcap Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking in Toronto.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201B) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 1,800 watts (maximum ERP of 7,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 273.1 metres).

The applicant proposes a Modern Adult music format targeting mostly female adults aged 24 to 44.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

745 Windmill Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1C2
Fax: 902-468-5661
E-mail: dmurray@ncc.ca
Website to view application: www.ncc.ca
E-mail to request electronic version of application: dmurray@ncc.ca

5.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1616-1

Application by Tosan Lee, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial specialty FM radio programming undertaking in Toronto.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 477 watts (maximum ERP of 800 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 272 metres).

The applicant proposes to devote at least 40% of the musical programming broadcast each week, to musical selections from subcategory 33 (World beat and international).

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

1133 Leslie Street
Suite 213
Toronto, Ontario
M3C 2J6
Fax: 416-588-6550
E-mail: tosanlee@alltv.ca
E-mail to request electronic version of application: tosanlee@alltv.ca

6.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1617-9

Application by 7954689 Canada Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial specialty FM radio programming undertaking in Toronto.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201B) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 1,530 watts (maximum ERP of 4,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 265.8 metres).

The applicant proposes a spoken word talk and information format.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

6322 Jean Talon Street East
Montréal, Quebec
H1M 1S8
Fax: 416-640-3009
E-mail: ahamilton@casselsbrock.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: info@ttpmedia.ca

7.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1619-5

Application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the broadcasting licence for the French-language AM radio programming undertaking CJBC Toronto by adding a nested FM transmitter in Toronto to broadcast the programming of CJBC.

The proposed transmitter would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 98 watts (maximum ERP of 188 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 303.4 metres).

The licensee states that the nested FM transmitter would be implemented within the AM contour of the CBC’s La Première Chaîne to address the severe AM signal reception problems in downtown Toronto. The applicant also states that the current application is motivated by its determination to properly serve the French-speaking population in official language minority communities.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Licensee’s address:

181 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1K9
Fax: 613-288-6257
E-mail: affairesreglementaires@radio-canada.ca
Website to view application: http://www.cbc.radio-canada.ca/presentations/2011.shtml
E-mail to request electronic version of application: affairesreglementaires@radio-canada.ca

8.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1622-8

Application by Larche Communications Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio undertaking in Toronto.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 477 watts (maximum ERP of 800 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 272 metres).

The applicant proposes a rock-based Adult Album Alternative music format targeting adults between the ages of 25 to 34.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

355 Cranston Crescent
Midland, Ontario
L4R 4L3
Fax: 705-526-3060
E-mail: plarche@larchecom.com
Website to view application: www.larchecom.com/Toronto/
E-mail to request electronic version of application: plarche@larchecom.com

9.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1626-0

Application by 2308739 Ontario Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial specialty FM radio programming undertaking in Toronto.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201B1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 501 watts (maximum ERP of 975 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 271.3 metres).

The applicant also provided alternate technical parameters for the use of 88.1 MHz (channel 201A) with an average ERP of 216 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 271.3 metres).

The applicant proposes a spoken word all business news and information format.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

P.O. Box 6143
Station A
Toronto, Ontario
M5W 1P6
Fax: 416-492-9539
E-mail: torontoradioapplication@biz88.ca
Website to view application: www.tvchannelzero.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: torontoradioapplication@biz88.ca

10.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1628-6

Application by Frank Torres, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking in Toronto.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201B) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 2,000 watts (maximum ERP of 8,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 282.2 metres).

The applicant proposes to devote at least 20% of the musical programming broadcast each week, to musical sections from subcategory 34 (Jazz and blues).

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

95 Royal Crest Court
Unit 5
Markham, Ontario
L3R 9X5
Fax: 904-470-1655
E-mail: ftorres@skywords.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: ftorres@skywords.com

11.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1630-2

Application by Michael Wekerle, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio undertaking in Toronto.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201B) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 1,530 watts (maximum ERP of 4,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 265.8 metres).

The applicant proposes an Adult Album Alternative music format.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

161 Bay Street
Suite 4730
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 2S1
Fax: 416-979-1234
E-mail: mawekerle@gmail.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: rmalcolmson@goodmans.ca

12.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1631-9

Application by Intercity Broacasting Network Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language radio programming undertaking CKFG-FM Toronto.

The licensee proposes to change the frequency of CKFG-FM from 98.7 MHz to 88.1 MHz (channel 254B1 to 201B) and to modify the authorized contours by increasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 446 to 1,530 watts (maximum ERP from 1,000 to 4,000 watts) and by decreasing the antenna height from 276.8 to 265.8 metres. All other technical parameters would remain unchanged.

The licensee states that these technical amendments would enable it to serve all of the Black and Caribbean population of the Greater Toronto Area and fulfill its mandate better.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Licensee’s address:

34 Kern Road
Toronto, Ontario
M3B 1T1
Fax: 416-366-4987
E-mail: fg2020@yahoo.com
Website to view application: www.g987fm.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: crtc@g987fm.com

13.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1633-5

Application by Durham Radio Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language FM commercial radio programming undertaking in Toronto.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 477 watts (maximum ERP of 800 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 272 metres).

The applicant proposes a new easy listening music format.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

207-1200 Airport Boulevard
Oshawa, Ontario
L1J 8P5
Fax: 905-571-1150
E-mail: doug@kx96.fm
Website to view application: www.durhamradionews.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: steve@kx96.fm

14.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1634-3

Application by Family FM Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language FM commercial radio programming undertaking in Toronto.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201B) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 1,530 watts (maximum ERP of 4,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 265.8 metres).

The applicant proposes a ‘‘family-friendly’’ format with an eclectic music mix including songs with positive messages that deal with issues currently faced by families in Toronto. The music format would consist of folk, country, adult contemporary, R&B, blues, etc.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

81 Jacob Fisher Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M1B 4K9
Fax: 905-707-0246
E-mail: fredericks.paul@gmail.com
Website to view application: www.familyfm.ca
E-mail to request electronic version of application: fredericks.paul@gmail.com

15.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1635-1

Application by Radio Ryerson Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language FM community-based campus radio programming undertaking in Toronto.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201B) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 1,530 watts (maximum ERP of 4,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 265.8 metres).

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

55 Gould Street
Suite SCC-201
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1E9
Fax: 416-979-5246
E-mail: admin@ryersonradio.com
Website to view application: www.newryersonradio.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: admin@ryersonradio.com

16.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1637-7

Application by Rock 95 Broadcasting Ltd. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio undertaking in Toronto.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 532 watts (maximum ERP of 875 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 328.4 metres).

The applicant proposes an Indie music format targeting adults between the ages of 18 and 49.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

431 Huronia Road
Barrie, Ontario
L4N 7S5
Fax: 705-792-7858
E-mail: dbingley@rock95.com
Email to request electronic version of application: dbingley@rock95.com

17.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1638-5

Application by Radio 1540 Limited for a broadcasting licence to operate an ethnic commercial FM radio programming undertaking in Toronto.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201B) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 1,530 watts (maximum ERP of 4,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 265.8 metres).

The applicant states that it would commit, by condition of licence, to broadcast ethnic programming that is directed to a minimum of 17 cultural groups in a minimum of 9 different languages each broadcast week.

The applicant indicates that, of the total programming broadcast during the broadcast week, 99.9% would be devoted to ethnic programming and 84% would be devoted to third-language programming.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

622 College Street
4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M6G 1B6
Fax: 416-531-4517
E-mail: lenny@chinradio.com
Website to view application: www.chinradio.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: lenny@chinradio.com

18.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1640-1

Application by MTSD Broadcast Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a commercial ethnic FM radio programming undertaking in Toronto.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 477 watts (maximum ERP of 800 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 272 metres).

The applicant states that it would commit, by condition of licence, to broadcast ethnic programming that is directed to a minimum of 8 cultural groups in a minimum of 10 different languages each broadcast week.

The applicant indicates that, of the total programming broadcast during the broadcast week, 100% would be devoted to ethnic programming and 100% would be devoted to third-language programming.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

7048 Davidson Way
Mississauga, Ontario
L5W 1E9
Fax: 705-435-9558
E-mail: frogers@bell.net
E-mail to request electronic version of application: frogers@bell.net

19.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1652-5

Application by La Coopérative Radiophonique de Toronto inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the French-language community radio programming undertaking CHOQ-FM Toronto.

The licensee proposes to change the frequency of CHOQ-FM from 105.1 MHz (channel 286A) to 88.1 MHz (channel 201A). The licensee also proposes to relocate its transmitter and to change the authorized contours by decreasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 570 to 477 watts (maximum ERP from 1,000 to 800 watts) and by increasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 103 to 272 metres.

The licensee states that it faces major interference problems and, consequently, Franco-Ontarians located in the Greater Toronto Area do not have access to the community station’s programming.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Licensee’s address:

425 Adelaide West Street
Office 302
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3C1
Fax: 416-599-7639
E-mail: tonia.mori@choqfm.ca
E-mail to request electronic version of application: tonia.mori@choqfm.ca

20.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1654-1

Application by Stanislaus Antony, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial ethnic FM radio programming undertaking in Toronto.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201A) with an effective radiated power of 225 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 271.7 metres).

The applicant proposes an emerging genres music format targeting adults between the ages of 18 and 34.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

30 Lee Avenue
Markham, Ontario
L3R 0L7
Fax: 905-513-1872
E-mail: stanantony@gmail.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: stanantony@gmail.com

21.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1656-7

Application by S. Sivakkumaran, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate a commercial ethnic FM radio programming undertaking in Toronto.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 477 watts (maximum ERP of 800 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 272 metres).

The applicant states that it would commit, by condition of licence, to broadcast ethnic programming that is directed to a minimum of 12 cultural groups in a minimum of 8 different languages each broadcast week.

The applicant indicates that, of the total programming broadcast during the broadcast week, 81% would be devoted to ethnic programming and 70% would be devoted to third-language programming.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

45 Legacy Drive
Markham, Ontario
L3S 4C7
Fax: 905-471-7841
E-mail: sivakkumaran@gmail.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: sivakkumaran@gmail.com

22.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1657-5

Application by WorldBand Media, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial specialty FM radio programming undertaking in Toronto.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201B) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 1,530 watts (maximum ERP of 4,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 265.8 metres).

The applicant proposes a spoken word news/talk format.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

1550 16th Avenue
Building F, Suite 200
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4B 3K9
Fax: 905-940-4926
E-mail: regulatory@worldbandmedia.com
Website to view application: www.worldbandmedia.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: regulatory@worldbandmedia.com

23.    Brampton, Ontario
Application 2011-1623-6

Application by Sarabjeet S. Arora, on behalf of a not-for-profit corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate a community ethnic AM radio programming undertaking in Brampton.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 1,190 KHz (Class C) with a day-time transmitter power of 500 watts.

The applicant states that it would commit, by condition of licence, to broadcast ethnic programming that is directed to a minimum of four cultural groups in a minimum of eight different languages each broadcast week.

The applicant indicates that, of the total programming broadcast during the broadcast week, 100% would be devoted to ethnic programming and 94% would be devoted to third-language programming.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

4535 Ebenezer Road
Suite 7
Brampton, Ontario
L6P 2P7
Fax: 877-253-6282
E-mail: sarabjeet@gmail.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: sarabjeet@gmail.com

24.    Markham, Ontario
Application 2011-1663-2

Application by 8041393 Canada Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a commercial ethnic AM radio programming undertaking in Markham.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 1,480 KHz (Class C) with a transmitter power of 1,000 watts during daytime operation and on frequency 1,490 KHz (Class C) with a transmitter power of 500 watts during the night.

The applicant has been operating as a subsidiary communications multiplex operations for the past 12 years.

The applicant states that it would commit, by condition of licence, to broadcast ethnic programming that is directed to a minimum of 22 cultural groups in a minimum of 15 different languages each broadcast week.

The applicant indicates that of the total programming broadcast during the broadcast week, 100% would be devoted to ethnic programming and 97% would be devoted to third-language programming.

The applicant also proposes to devote 95% of its musical selections broadcast each broadcast week to selections drawn from subcategory 33 (World beat and International).

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

233 Riverwalk Drive
Markham, Ontario
L6B 0G9
Fax : 450-963-7229
E-mail : lours2003@videotron.ca
Website to view application: www.geethavaani.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: lours2003@videotron.ca

25.    Markham, Ontario
Application 2011-1271-3

Application by Bhupinder Bola, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language FM commercial radio programming undertaking in Markham.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 105.9 MHz (channel 290A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 618 watts (maximum ERP of 1,600 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 21.1 metres).

The proposed station would devote 36.90% of its programming to ethnic programming.

The applicant proposes an Adult Album Alternative and Adult Contemporary music format.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

4 Island Grove Road
Brampton, Ontario
L6X 0W6
E-mail: pipbola@rogers.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: pipbola@rogers.com

26.    Orangeville, Ontario
Application 2011-1173-1

Application by My Broadcasting Corporation for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking in Orangeville.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 101.5 MHz (channel 268A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 338 watts (maximum ERP of 625 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 55.1 metres).

The applicant proposes a gold-based Adult Contemporary music format.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

P.O. Box 961
Renfrew, Ontario
K7V 4H4
Fax: 877-840-6936
E-mail: andrew@myfmradio.ca
E-mail to request electronic version of application: orangeville@myfmradio.ca

27.    Alliston, Ontario
Application 2011-1225-0

Application by My Broadcasting Corporation for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking in Alliston.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 92.1 MHz (channel 221A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 1,986 watts (maximum ERP of 3,750 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 30.5 metres).

The applicant proposes a gold-based Adult Contemporary music format.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

P.O. Box 961
Renfrew, Ontario
K7V 4H4
Fax: 877-840-6936
E-mail: andrew@myfmradio.ca
E-mail to request electronic version of application: andrew@myfmradio.com

28.    Across Canada
Application 2011-1532-9

Application by Asian Television Network International Limited for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, niche third-language specialty Category B service to be known as ATN South Asian Cooking Channel 1.

The proposed service would provide cooking show programming from the Asian sub-continent, in the Hindi and South-Asian languages, aimed at the South-Asian community.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following program categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990, as amended from time to time: 5(b) and 13.

The applicant proposes to broadcast 90% of its programming in the Hindi language during the broadcast week.

The applicant requests that, of the 12 minutes of advertising material permitted during each clock hour, it be authorized to broadcast up to 6 minutes of local and regional advertising.

Applicant’s address:

130 Pony Drive
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 7B6
Fax: 905-853-5212
E-mail: prakash@asiantelevision.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: prakash@asiantelevision.com

29.    Across Canada
Application 2012-0012-0

Application by L’Autre TV Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, French-language specialty Category B service to be known as L’Autre TV.

The applicant states that the service would be directed to families from the communities of diversity found in Quebec, with a focus on 2nd, 3rd and 4th generations in the content as well as in the choice of hosts. L’Autre TV will be open to the host society.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following program categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990, as amended from time to time: 1, 2(a), 2(b), 3, 4, 5(a), 5(b), 6(a), 6(b), 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 7(e), 7(f), 7(g), 8(a), 8(b), 8(c), 9, 10, 11(a), 11(b), 12, 13 and 14.

The applicant proposes the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee shall devote no more than 15% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast month to programming drawn from program category 2(b). This portion of the program grid will consist of short and long-form independent documentaries, that are not broadcast on other channels and that directly address the needs, realities and concerns expressed by the communities of diversity primarily, as well as of the host society, in a spirit of sharing enhanced with foreign content.

  • The licensee shall devote no more than 15% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast month to programming drawn from program category 6(a). This portion of the grid will consist in the broadcast of sporting activities (training camps, competitions, championships from here or from the countries of origins of the communities of the diversity and for which the communities express interest). These activities will be broadcast and commented in collaboration with league officials, teams, training schools in the domain.

  • The licensee shall devote no more than 10% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast month to programming drawn from each of program category 7(d) and 7(e).

  • The licensee shall devote no more than 15% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast month to programming drawn from program categories 8(b) and 8(c) combined. These videos will consist of world music and rhythms including video clips and music videos not distributed by other, mainly French-language services.

Applicant’s address:

874 Jacques-Cartier Boulevard West
Longueuil, Quebec
J4L 2S3
Fax: 450-963-7229
E-mail: lours2003@videotron.ca
E-mail to request electronic version of application: lours2003@videotron.ca

30.    Montréal, Drummondville, Trois-Rivières, Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Québec and surrounding areas for each location in Quebec
Application 2011-1682-2

Application by Colba.Net Telecom Inc. for a regional broadcasting licence to operate a terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking to serve Montréal, Drummondville, Trois-Rivières, Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Québec and surrounding areas at each location in Quebec.

The applicant requests the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the basic service, WWJ-TV (CBS), WDIV-TV (NBC), WXYZ-TV (ABC), WTVS-TV (PBS) Detroit, Michigan, and WUHF-TV (FOX) Rochester, New York, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included on the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

Applicant’s address:

6465 TransCanada Highway
Ville Saint-Laurent, Quebec
H4T 1S3
Fax: 514-335-6035
E-mail: josephbassili@colba.net
Website to view the application: www.colba.net/crtc/québec

31.    Toronto, Hamilton/Niagara, Oshawa, Kitchener, London, Windsor, Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough, Stratford and surrounding areas for each location in Ontario
Application 2011-1681-4

Application by Colba.Net Telecom Inc. for a regional broadcasting licence to operate a terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking to serve Toronto, Hamilton/Niagara, Oshawa, Kitchener, London, Windsor, Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough, Stratford and surrounding areas at each location in Ontario.

The applicant requests the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the basic service, WWJ-TV (CBS), WDIV-TV (NBC), WXYZ-TV (ABC), WTVS-TV (PBS) Detroit, Michigan, and WUHF-TV (FOX) Rochester, New York, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included on the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

Applicant’s address:

6465 Trans Canada Highway
Ville Saint-Laurent, Quebec
H4T 1S3
Fax: 514-335-6035
E-mail: josephbassili@colba.net
Website to view the application: www.colba.net/crtc/Ontario

32.    Province of Saskatchewan
Application 2012-0045-1

Application by Rogers Broadcasting Limited for authority to acquire from Bluepoint Investments Inc. (Bluepoint), the assets of Saskatchewan Communications Network, a non-commercial, satellite-to-cable programming undertaking for the purpose of distributing educational programming in Saskatchewan.

The applicant is wholly owned and controlled by Rogers Communications Inc.

The applicant requests a broadcasting licence expiring 31 August 2014, which would coincide with the expiry date of other Citytv licences.

The applicant agrees to continue the operation of the undertaking under the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licence. However, it requests to be relieved from Bluepoint’s previous commitment to spend $1.75 million per year on independent Saskatchewan production and $1 million per year on digital production in Saskatchewan over the next seven years following approval of the transaction.

The applicant is prepared to comply with obligations on Canadian programming expenditures and programs of national interest that are consistent with those currently imposed on Citytv licences, as set out in Broadcasting Decision 2011-447. The applicant proposes to direct these obligations entirely to independent producers located in Saskatchewan.

The purchase price of this transaction, based on the terms of the Asset Purchase Agreement, is $3 million. The applicant proposes a tangible benefits package representing 10% of this value to be spent by the end of the proposed licence term.

Applicant’s address:

333 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 1G9
Fax: 416-935-8203
E-mail: susan.wheeler@rci.rogers.com
Website to view the application: www.citytv.com

33.    Smithers, British Columbia
Application 2011-1550-2

Application by Smithers Community Radio Society for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language low-power community FM radio programming undertaking in Smithers.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 93.9 MHz (channel 230LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 14.9 metres).

The applicant currently operates a developmental community radio station in Smithers. The applicant filed the present application to continue the operation of the station.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

P.O. Box 834
Smithers, British Columbia
V0J 2N0
Fax: 250-847-9455
E-mail: glen@smithersradio.com
Website to view application: http://www.smithersradio.com/page/about-us

34.    Salmon Arm, British Columbia
Application 2011-1644-2

Application by Voice of the Shuswap Broadcast Society for a broadcasting licence to operate an English- and third-language low-power type B community FM radio programming undertaking in Salmon Arm.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 101.7 MHz (channel 269LP) with an average effective radiated power of 15 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 718 metres).

The applicant proposes a hybrid country, pop, concert music format.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

P.O. Box 1052
Salmon Arm, British Columbia
V1E 4P2
E-mail: info@voiceoftheshuswap.ca
Website to view application: www.voiceoftheshuswap.ca
E-mail to request electronic version of application: info@voiceoftheshuswap.ca

Procedure

Deadline for interventions or answers

2 April 2012

The new Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure, SOR/2010-277 (the Rules of Procedure), set out, among other things, the rules for content, format, filing and service of interventions and answers of respondents, the procedure for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure, and the conduct of the public hearing. Accordingly, the procedure set out below must be read in conjunction with the Rules of Procedure and its accompanying documents, which can be found on the Commission’s website under “CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure.”

An intervention or an answer from a respondent must be filed with the Commission and served on the applicant on or before the above-mentioned date. An answer from a respondent must also be served on any other respondent.

In accordance with the Rules of Procedure, a document must be filed with, not merely sent to, the Commission by 5 p.m. Vancouver time (8 p.m. Ottawa time) on the date it is due. The Commission takes no responsibility for postal delays and will not notify a party whose submission is received after the deadline date. Late submissions will not be considered by the Commission and will not be made part of the public file.

The intervention or answer 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.

The applicant, respondents and interveners are permitted to coordinate, organize and file, in a single submission, interventions of other interested persons who share their position but do not wish to appear at the hearing as a “Joint Supporting Intervention.” More information on how to do so and a template for the covering letter to be filed by the parties can be found in Changes to certain practices for filing interventions – Expansion of filing practices to include the filing of joint supporting comments for broadcasting policy proceedings, Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-28-1, 10 December 2010.

Interventions and answers will be considered by the Commission and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to parties, provided the procedures set out in the Rules of Procedure and this notice have been followed. Parties will be contacted only if their submissions raise procedural questions.

Submissions must be filed by sending them to the Secretary General of the Commission by only one of the following means:

by using the
[Intervention/comment/answer form]

or

by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2

or

by fax at
819-994-0218

A true copy of each intervention or answer from a respondent must be sent to the applicant and, in the case of a respondent to an application, to any other respondent.

The Commission advises those who file and serve by electronic mode to exercise caution when using e-mail for service of documents, as it may be difficult to establish that service has occurred.

Parties must ensure that, before initiating service through electronic mode, they will be able to satisfy the Commission, upon request, that service was completed. The sender must keep proof of the sending and the receipt of the document for 180 days after the day on which it is filed.

Submissions longer than five pages should include a summary.

Each paragraph of the submission should be numbered. In addition, 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 altered during electronic transmission.

Interventions and answers must clearly identify the application referred to and indicate whether parties support or oppose the application, or, if they propose changes to it, include the facts and grounds for their proposal.

In the event that the application is brought to the oral phase of the hearing, and if parties wish to appear, they must provide reasons why their written interventions or answers are not sufficient and why an appearance is necessary. Parties requiring communication support must state their request on the first page of their intervention. Only those parties whose requests to appear have been granted will be contacted by the Commission and invited to appear at the public hearing.

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

All information that parties provide as part of this public process, except information designated confidential, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, e-mail or through the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission’s website. This information includes personal information, such as full names, e-mail addresses, postal/street addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, and any other personal information parties provide.

The personal information that parties 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.

Documents received electronically or otherwise will be put on the Commission’s website in their entirety exactly as received, 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 information that parties provide to the Commission as part of this public process is entered into an unsearchable database dedicated to this specific public process. This database is accessible only from the web page of this particular public process. As a result, a general search of the Commission’s website with the help of either its own search engine or a third-party search engine will not provide access to the information that was provided as part of this public process.

The Commission encourages parties and interested persons to monitor the record of the proceeding, available on the Commission’s website, for additional information that they may find useful when preparing their submissions.

Examination of documents

An electronic version of the applications is available on the Commission’s website by selecting the application number within this notice. It is also available from the applicants/licensees, either on their websites or upon request by contacting the applicants/licensees at their email addresses, provided above.

A list of all interventions and answers will also be available on the Commission’s website. The list is accessible by selecting “View all proceedings open for comment” from the “Public Proceedings” section of the Commission’s website and clicking on the “Interventions/Answers” link associated with this notice.

Documents are also available during normal office hours at the Commission offices and documentation centres directly involved with these applications, or, upon request, within two (2) working days, at any other Commission offices and documentation centres.

Location of Commission offices

Toll-free telephone: 1-877-249-2782
Toll-free TDD: 1-877-909-2782

Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
Central Building
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
Gatineau, Quebec
J8X 4B1
Tel.: 819-997-2429
Fax: 819-994-0218

Regional offices

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

360 Main Street
Suite 970
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 3Z3
Tel.: 204-983-6306
Fax: 204-983-6317

2220 – 12th Avenue
Suite 620
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 0M8
Tel.: 306-780-3422

100 – 4th Avenue South-West
Suite 403
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 3N2
Tel.: 403-292-6660
Fax: 403-292-6686

858 Beatty Street
Suite 290
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 1C1
Tel.: 604-666-2111
Fax: 604-666-8322

Secretary General

Related documents

  • Financial information relating to ethnic radio stations – Call for applications – Radio stations to serve Toronto, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-625-1, 30 November 2011

  • Call for applications – Radio stations to serve Toronto, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-625, 28 September 2011

  • Rogers Media Inc. – Group-based licence renewals, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-447, 27 July 2011