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Decision CRTC 99-519

  Ottawa, 3 December 1999
  Telephone City Broadcast Limited
Brantford, Ontario – 199910930

Rogers Broadcasting Limited
Victoria, British Columbia – 199909074

  Applications processed by Public Notices CRTC 1999-156 dated 20 September 1999 CRTC 1999-160 dated 24 September 1999
  Flexibility to broadcast a lower level of Canadian popular music for CKPC Brantford and CJVI Victoria
  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 CKPC Brantford and CJVI Victoria 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 noted above to amend their broadcasting licences by adding the following condition of licence:
  The licensees 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,

(a) 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:


(i) in that broadcast week, devote 30% or more of its musical selections from content category 2 to Canadian selections broadcast in their entirety; and


(ii) 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.

  2. For purposes of this condition, the terms "broadcast week", "content category" and "musical selection" shall have the meaning set out in section 2 of the Radio Regulations, 1986.
  3. 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.
  4. The Commission acknowledges the interventions received with respect to these applications and is satisfied with the response by Rogers Broadcasting Limited to the concerns raised in the intervention to its application.
  Secretary General
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