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Decision CRTC 99-534

  Ottawa, 8 December 1999
  176100 Canada inc.
Plessisville, Quebec – 199901286
  Application processed by Public Notice CRTC 1999-100 dated 21 June 1999
  Licence renewal for CKYQ-FM
  1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for CKYQ-FM Plessisville, from 1 January 2000 to 31 August 2003, subject to the conditions specified in the licence to be issued.
  2. The licence term granted herein will enable the Commission to consider at an early date the licensee’s compliance with the Radio Regulations, 1986 (the regulations), regarding French-language vocal music.
  3. According to the documents provided by the licensee for the week of 10 to 16 May 1998, the percentage of French-language vocal music broadcast was less than the 65% required by the regulations in effect before the amendments that came into force on 3 January 1999. The Commission notes that the licensee has since taken corrective measures.
  4. The Commission draws the licensee’s attention to its obligations concerning the broadcast of French-language vocal music, under the regulations, as amended.
  5. Radio Victoriaville ltée, licensee of CFDA-FM Victoriaville, filed an intervention opposing the commercial activities of CKYQ-FM in Victoriaville. The intervener requested that a condition of licence be imposed on the licensee requiring it to concentrate its information service and marketing activities in Plessisville and the immediate vicinity.
  6. In reply to the intervener, the licensee stated that, since the creation of the new "Centre du Québec" administrative region, a number of Plessisville area companies and organizations had merged and moved their head offices to Victoriaville. Because it attaches great importance to the growth of this region, CKYQ-FM must be active in the development of Plessisville by supporting the organizations and companies that serve its citizens. The licensee also pointed out that the City of Victoriaville had always been part of its station’s official coverage area, and that the two stations that the intervener operates, CFDA-FM and CFJO-FM, have unlimited access to the Plessisville market. The Commission is satisfied with the licensee’s reply to the intervener.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. The Commission acknowledges the intervention submitted by l’Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ).
  Related CRTC documents

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

• Public Notice CRTC 1998-41 – Commercial Radio Policy 1998

  Secretary General
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