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Ottawa, 21 August 1996
Decision CRTC 96-437
Les Entreprises de Radiodiffusion de la Capitale inc.
Québec, Quebec - 199606737
Licence renewal for CHOI-FM
Following a Public Hearing in Quebec City beginning on 9 July 1996, the Commission renews the broadcasting licence for CHOI-FM Québec, from 1 September 1996 to 31 August 1997, subject to the conditions in effect under the current licence, as well as to those conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued.
This term will enable the Commission to consider an application for the transfer of the assets of CHOI-FM submitted, as directed by the Commission in Decision CRTC 95-120 dated 27 March 1995, following the restructuring of the AM radio stations operated in the province of Quebec by Radiomutuel inc. and Télémédia Communications inc. (Télémédia), which included the transfer of control of the licensee to Télémédia.
The licensee is required, by condition of licence, to make payments to third parties involved in Canadian talent development at the level identified for it in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' (CAB) "Distribution Guidelines For Canadian Talent Development", as set out in Public Notice CRTC 1995-196 or as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission, and to report the names of the third parties associated with Canadian talent development, together with the amounts paid to each, on its annual return. The payments required under this condition of licence are over and above any outstanding commitments to Canadian talent development offered as benefits in an application to acquire ownership or control of the undertaking.
In Public Notice CRTC 1996-114 entitled "Implementation of the New Approach to Canadian Talent Development", the Commission indicated that it would impose, as a condition of licence, any specific commitments made by licensees to direct money for Canadian talent development specifically to MusicAction. Accordingly, it is a condition of licence that the licensee make an annual payment to MusicAction of $ 8,000.
The Commission has noted the issues raised in an intervention to this application submitted by Cogeco Radio-Télévision inc., and it is satisfied that the one-year renewal of CHOI-FM's licence is appropriate in the circumstances.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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