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Public Notice

Ottawa, 30 April 1993
Public Notice CRTC 1993-45
The Commission, pursuant to subsection 9(4) of the Broadcasting Act, by this order, exempts from the requirements of Part 1 of the Act and any regulations, those persons carrying on broadcasting undertakings of the class defined by the following criteria:
The purpose of these radio programming undertakings is to allow those attending special, generally recognized events a fuller appreciation of those events through the provision of locally originated informational programming related directly to these events.
1.  The undertaking operates between 525 and 1705 kHz in the AM frequency band, or between 88 and 108 MHz in the FM frequency band.
2.  The undertaking broadcasts at a power of less than 100 watts transmitter power for AM, or with an Effective Radiated Power (ERP) of 50 watts or less for FM.
3.  The Commission would not be prohibited from licensing the undertaking by virtue of any direction to the Commission by the Governor in Council.
4.  The undertaking meets all technical requirements of the Department of Communications and has acquired all authorizations or certificates prescribed by the Department.
5.  The undertaking originates all of its programming from the property upon which the event takes place.
6.  The undertaking does not rebroadcast the programming of any other undertaking.
7.  The undertaking operates as ancillary to and for the purpose of facilitating a special event.
8.  The undertaking restricts its programming to the specific recognized (sports, cultural or touristic) event and does not duplicate the programming service of any licensed or exempted radio undertaking or the audio portion of a licensed or exempted television undertaking.
9.  The undertaking does not broadcast programming that is religious or political in nature.
10. The undertaking is operated for a single period consisting of no more than 28 consecutive days in any calendar year.
11. The undertaking limits on-air commercial activity to sponsorship identification or sponsor mention as defined in Appendix 2 of Public Notice CRTC 1990-111 - "An FM Policy for the 90's", as amended from time to time by the Commission.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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