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Decision CRTC 99-376
Ottawa, 30 August 1999
Radio Beauséjour inc.
Shédiac, New Brunswick – 199901054
Application processed by Public Notice CRTC 1999-100 dated 21 June 1999
Licence renewal for CJSE-FM
1. The Commission renews the licence for Type B community radio programming undertaking CJSE-FM Shédiac, from 1 September 1999 to 31 August 2003, subject to the conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued.
2. The four-year term granted herein will enable the Commission to consider at an earlier date the licensee’s compliance with section 8 of the Radio Regulations, 1986 regarding logger tapes.
3. The licensee submitted incomplete logger tapes for the programming broadcast over CJSE-FM during the week of 22 March to 28 March 1998. The Commission has taken due note of the corrective action taken by the licensee since then.
4. The Commission also noted that, over the same period, the licensee violated the condition of licence on advertising. The licensee exceeded the permitted number of minutes per broadcast week, by broadcasting 643 minutes of advertising instead of the permitted maximum of 504 minutes. The Commission notes that, in Decision CRTC 99-81 dated 9 April 1999, it approved the application to amend the licence of CJSE-FM by deleting the condition of licence on advertising.
5. It is a condition of licence that the station broadcast a minimum of 4.5% Category 3 music (Traditional and Special Interest) as a percentage of overall music programming.
6. The Commission approves the licensee’s application to amend its conditions of licence as follows:

· by increasing the maximum percentage of music programming from sub-category 21 from 65% to 75% of the station’s total programming; and

· by decreasing the minimum percentage of English-language vocal musical selections to be broadcast each week from 35% to 34%. The licensee also intends to devote a minimum of 1% to vocal musical selections in Aboriginal languages.

7. These amendments are consistent with the Commission’s community radio policy.
8. 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.
Related CRTC documents

• Public Notice 1992-38Policies for community and campus radio

• Public Notice 1999-75A proposed policy for community radio

Secretary General
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