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Decision CRTC 99-502

  Ottawa, 17 November 1999
  Radio One Broadcasting Corporation
Vancouver, British Columbia – 199812649
  Application processed by Public Notice CRTC 1999-100 dated 21 June 1999
  Licence renewal for CKST
  1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for CKST Vancouver from 1 January 2000 to 31 August 2003, subject to the conditions specified in the licence to be issued. This licence term will enable the Commission to assess at an earlier date the licensee’s compliance with its conditions of licence.
  2. In Decision CRTC 96-418, the Commission approved the licensee’s application to adopt a condition of licence requiring it to make payments to third parties involved in Canadian talent development at the level identified for the station in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ (CAB) Distribution Guidelines for Canadian Talent Development and to report the names of parties together with amounts paid to each, concurrently with its annual returns. According to the Guidelines, the licensee must spend $27,000 each year on Canadian talent development initiatives.
  3. The licensee failed to provide the required information on its 1997 and 1998 annual returns. Following correspondence with the Commission on this issue, the licensee did, on 20 August 1998, submit a summary of its expenditures on Canadian talent development for 1996-1997. However, only $19,500 qualified for the purpose of CKST’s condition of licence. Subsequently, in response to further enquiries by the Commission, the licensee, in a letter dated 17 May 1999, stated that it planned "to contribute the 1997 shortfall of $8,000 … and the 1998 contribution of $27,500 directly to MusicWest or directly to local Canadian talent."
  4. The Commission expects the licensee to make up the $34,500 shortfall in its required expenditures on Canadian talent development during the first two years of the new licence term.
  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. 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.
  6. The Commission acknowledges the intervention submitted by the Canadian Independent Record Production Association concerning CKST’s Canadian talent development obligations and notees that, in its reply, the licensee stated that its contributions would be made "on a timely basis to ensure that all past and future obligations are met."
  Related CRTC document

• Public Notice CRTC 1999-137New Licence Form for commercial radio stations

  Secretary General
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