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Ottawa, 31 August 1994
Decision CRTC 94-723
South Fraser Broadcasting Limited
Vancouver, British Columbia - 930818000
Licence renewal for CKZZ-FM
Pursuant to Public Notice CRTC 1994-25 dated 14 March 1994, the Commission renews the broadcasting licence for CKZZ-FM Vancouver, from 1 September 1994 to 31 August 1999, subject to the conditions in effect under the current licence, as well as to those conditions specified in the licence to be issued.
Although the licence term granted herein is less than the maximum of seven years permitted by the Broadcasting Act, this is solely for the purpose of enabling the Commission to consider the next licence renewal of this undertaking in accordance with the Commission's regional plan and to better distribute the workload within the Commission. This term is not reflective of any Commission concerns regarding the licensee's performance.
The Commission reaffirms the particular importance it attaches to the development of Canadian talent. While the overall financial state of South Fraser's joint operations is in a loss position for 1993, the Commission notes that the licensee was awarded the FM licence after a competitive hearing. Based on the licensee's commitment to spend $315,000 per year over the 5 years, South Fraser is required to spend $315,000 per year in direct expenditures to Canadian talent development for an additional two years, specifically until August 1996 which would be the conclusion of the first 5 years of operation as noted in Decision CRTC 90-534. The licensee is expected to submit, within 3 months of the date of this decision, a report outlining its precise plans to fulfil this commitment. In addition, the Commission considers the annual budget of $35,000 for the TAP project, as described in the application, to be an indirect cost. Consequently, the licensee will also outline in its report how it will redirect this amount to direct costs.
In Public Notice CRTC 1992-59 dated 1 September 1992 and entitled "Implementation of an Employment Equity Policy", the Commission announced that the employment equity practices of broadcasters would be subject to examination by the Commission. It encourages the licensee to consider employment equity issues in its hiring practices and in all other aspects of its management of human resources.
In accordance with subsection 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this renewal is subject to the issuance of a Broadcasting Certificate by the Department of Industry, Science and Technology.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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