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Ottawa, 20 September 1996
Decision CRTC 96-636
Radio MirAcadie inc.
Baie Ste-Anne, Neguac, Newcastle, and Rogersville, New Brunswick- 199605028 - 199605036 - 199605010 - 199605044
Licence renewal for special events
Following Public Notice CRTC 1996-77 dated 10 June 1996, the Commission renews the licences for French-language FM community radio programming undertakings at Baie Ste-Anne, Neguac and Newcastle (Type B), and at Rogersville (Type A), subject to the conditions in effect under the current licences, as well as to those conditions specified in this decision and in the licences to be issued. These undertakings broadcast programs during different festivals held from June to September each year, as follows:
 Location/Endroit Festival
 Baie Ste-Anne Festival de Fruits de Mer
 Neguac Festival du Rendez-vous
 Newcastle Festival d'automne
 Rogersville Festival du Chou de Bruxelles
These licences will be in effect only for the duration of the events, with an expiry date of 30 September 1999. During the term of these licences, the Commission expects the licensee to submit to it each year, three months in advance, the exact dates of each festival. The Commission notes that the "Festival de Fruits de Mer" is normally held at the end of June and beginning of July, the "Festival du Rendez-vous" in July, the "Festival du Chou de Bruxelles" in early August and the "Festival d'automne" in September.
It is a condition of each licence that the station broadcast community programming exclusively, in accordance with the criteria set out in Public Notice CRTC 1992-38.
With respect to the undertakings in Baie Ste-Anne, Neguac and Newcastle, it is a condition of each licence that the licensee broadcast no more than 6 minutes of advertising in any hour of broadcast, and that it broadcast no more than an average of 4 minutes of advertising for every hour of broadcast up to a total of 504 minutes of advertising per week, in accordance with the community radio policy for Type B stations.
With respect to the Rogersville undertaking, the Commission notes that the applicant will broadcast three to four minutes of advertising material per hour.
In accordance with subsection 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act (the Act), these renewals are subject to the issuance of Broadcasting Certificates by the Department of Industry, each year.
The Commission draws the licensee's attention to subsection 22(4) of the Act which provides that any broadcasting licence issued, amended or renewed in contravention of section 22 of the Act is of no force or effect.
This decision is to be appended to each licence.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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