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  Decision CRTC 99-396
  Ottawa, 30 August 1999
  Christian Hit Radio Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario – 199809902
  Application processed by Public Notice CRTC 1999-100 dated 21 June 1999
  Licence renewal for CHRI-FM
  1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for CHRI-FM Ottawa from 1 September 1999 to 31 August 2005, subject to the conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued.
  2. The Commission has granted a licence term that is less than the maximum of seven years permitted by the Broadcasting Act. This will allow the next licence renewal of the undertaking to be considered in accordance with the regional plan established by the Commission and does not reflect any concern regarding the licensee’s performance.
  3. The licensee did not indicate any plans to offer religious programming as defined in the Commission’s religious broadcasting policy (Public Notice CRTC 1993-78). The Commission, nevertheless, reminds the licensee of the requirements set out in that policy with respect to balance and other matters involving broadcasting of religious programming as well as soliciting funds.
  4. As part of its licence renewal application, the licensee requested authority to broadcast up to 15 minutes of French-language advertising each week. Based on the limited amount of French-language advertising requested and the absence of opposing interventions, the Commission approves this request. By condition of licence, all programming from category 5 (Advertising) must be broadcast in the English language with the exception of a maximum of 15 minutes of French-language advertising each broadcast week.
  Other conditions of licence
  5. By conditions of licence,

· the station must continue to operate as a predominantly English-language (Specialty) FM radio undertaking with a minimum of 80% of the total weekly music drawn from subcategory 34 (non-classic religious);


· all programming from subcategory 11 (News) must be broadcast in the English language and a maximum of 10% of programming from subcategory 12 (Spoken Word – Other) may be broadcast in the French language;


· a minimum of 12% of all musical selections broadcast each week from content category 3 music (Traditional and Special Interest) must be Canadian;


· a minimum of 10% of all musical selections broadcast each week within ethnic program periods must be Canadian;


· the licensee must broadcast in any broadcast week no more than 20% hit material as defined in Public Notice CRTC 1997-42, as amended from time to time; and


· the licensee must continue to contribute $13,000 annually to Canadian talent development.

  Employment equity
  6. 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. In this regard, the Commission 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 document

• Public Notice 1999-137New licence form for commercial radio stations

  Secretary General
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