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Ottawa, 11 March 1999
Decision CRTC 99-49
Various locations across Canada
Applications processed by
Public Notice CRTC 1999-1
dated 6 January 1999
Flexibility to broadcast a lower level of Canadian popular music for "oldies" radio stations
In Public Notice CRTC 1998-132, the Commission announced amendments to the Radio Regulations, 1986 that require commercial radio stations to broadcast a minimum level of 35% of Canadian popular music both over the broadcast week and between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. Radio stations whose formats are based on the presentation of older music could request flexibility to broadcast a lower level of this music. The condition of licence set out below will allow the stations listed in the appendix to broadcast a minimum level of 30 % of Canadian musical selections.
The licence amendment
1. Consistent with the policy outlined in Public Notice 1998-132, the Commission approves the applications by the licensees listed in the appendix to this decision, to amend their broadcasting licences by adding the following condition of licence:
The licensee shall, as an exception to the percentage of Canadian musical selections set out in sections 2.2(8) and 2.2(9) of the Radio Regulations, 1986, in any broadcast week where at least 90% of musical selections from content category 2 that it broadcasts are selections released before 1 January 1981:
in that broadcast week, devote 30% or more of its musical selections from content category 2 to Canadian selections broadcast in their entirety; and
between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., in the period beginning on Monday of that week and ending on Friday of the same broadcast week, devote 30% or more of its musical selections from content category 2 to Canadian selections broadcast in their entirety.
For purposes of this condition the terms "broadcast week", "content category" and "musical selection" shall have the meaning set out in section 1 of the Radio Regulations, 1986.
2. The Commission reminds the licensees that they must specify, on music lists provided to the Commission, the year of release for all musical selections broadcast.
3. The Commission notes that no interventions were received with respect to any of the applications approved in this decision.
Secretary General
This decision is to be appended to each licence.
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Appendix to Decision CRTC 99-49
Licensee/ Call sign/ Application No.
Prince Edward Island
NewCap Inc. CHTN Charlottetown 199813192
Quebec / Québec
CHUM Limited/CHUM Limitée CKGM Montréal 199813085
Les Entreprises Radiomédia inc. CKAC Montréal 199813879
Radiomédia inc. CHRC Québec 199813887
Radiomutuel Inc. CKRS Chicoutimi 199813903
CJRC Gatineau 199813895
Télémédia Communications inc. CHLT Sherbrooke 199813853
CHLN Trois-Rivières 199813861
Bea-Ver Communications Inc. CFCO Chatham 199813241
CHUM Limited CKKW Kitchener 199812813
CHUM Toronto 199813077
CHWO Radio Limited CHWO Oakville 199813217
CJRN 710 Inc. CJRN Niagara Falls 199812863
Power Broadcasting Inc./
Diffusion Power inc. CJOY Guelph 199813101
CFFX Kingston 199813093
CKRU Peterborough 199812839
Radiocorp Inc. CKOC Hamilton 199813134
Raedio Inc. CJCS Stratford 199813225
Rogers Broadcasting Limited CIWW Ottawa 199813118
Sarnia Broadcasters (1993) Ltd. CHOK Sarnia 199813184
WIC Radio Ltd. CHML Hamilton 199812806
Rogers Broadcasting Limited CKY Winnipeg 199812847
Craig Broadcasting Systems Inc. CKCK Regina 199813200
Monarch Broadcasting Ltd. CKTA Taber 199813176
Rawlco (Alberta) Ltd. CFFR Calgary 199812855
Standard Radio Inc. CKMX Calgary 199813051
CFRN Edmonton 199813069
British Columbia
Fraser Valley Broadcasters Ltd. CKMA Abbotsford 199813142
CHWK Chilliwack 199813150
CKGO Hope 199813168
(CKGO-1 Boston Bar)
Jim Pattison Industries Ltd. CKBD Vancouver 199812821
Standard Radio Inc. CISL Richmond 199812798
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