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Ottawa, 31 August 1998
Decision CRTC 98-420
Radio Communautaire de Châteauguay
inc.Châteauguay, Quebec - 199704979
Licence renewal for CHAI-FM
1 .Following Public Notice CRTC 1998-51 dated 19 May 1998, the Commission renews the licence for Type B community radio programming undertaking CHAI-FM Châteauguay, from 1 September 1998 to 31 August 2005, subject to conditions in effect under the current licence, as well as to those conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued.
2. The Commission approves the application to amend the licence of CHAI-FM by increasing the amount of locally-produced programs from 84 hours to 115 hours each week.
3. It is a condition of licence that the licensee devote a minimum of 6% of overall musical programming to category 3 material (Traditional and Special Interest).
4. It is a condition of 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.
5. 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 considers that community radio stations should be particularly sensitive to this issue in order to reflect fully the communities they serve. It encourages the licensee to consider employment equity issues in its hiring practices and in all other aspects of its management of human resources.
6. The Commission acknowledges the intervention submitted by the Association des radiodiffuseurs communautaires du Québec in support of this application.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Laura M. Talbot-Allan
Secretary General
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