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Decision CRTC 99-525

  Ottawa, 7 December 1999
  Affinity Radio Group
London, Ontario – 199902763
  Application processed by Public Notice CRTC 1999-100 dated 21 June 1999
  Licence renewal for CKSL
  1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for CKSL London, from 1 March 2000 to 31 August 2003, subject to the conditions specified in the licence to be issued.
  2. This term will enable the Commission to consider at an earlier date the licensee’s compliance with the Radio Regulations, 1986 (the regulations).
  3. During the current licence term, the Commission requested CKSL’s logger tapes and music lists for the week of 31 May to 6 June 1998. The Commission’s analysis of this material revealed that only 28.8% of the category 2 music broadcast during the week in question qualified as Canadian. In 1998, the regulations required that a minimum of 30% of all category 2 musical selections broadcast each week be Canadian.
  4. In response to correspondence from the Commission on this issue, the licensee stated that it has taken measures to ensure that CKSL complies with regulatory requirements for Canadian content. As of 3 January 1999, the regulations require that a minimum of 35% of all musical selections broadcast each week from category 2 be Canadian.
  5. The Canadian Independent Record Production Association filed an intervention expressing concern regarding the licensee’s failure to comply with the regulatory requirement for Canadian content. The licensee responded that it has corrected the scheduling system that caused the non-compliance. It stated that CKSL exceeds 35% Canadian content between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and schedules a minimum 35% Canadian content between midnight and 6:00 a.m. The Commission is satisfied with the licensee’s response.
  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.
  7. Section 22 of the Broadcasting Act states that the Commission may not renew a licence unless the Department of Industry has certified that the licensee has been or will be issued a broadcasting certificate. Accordingly, this renewal is subject to the issuance of technical certification by the Department of Industry.
  Related CRTC document

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

  Secretary General
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