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Decision CRTC 99-83

Ottawa, 9 April 1999
Various radio programming undertakings in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario
Applications processed by Public Notices

CRTC 1999-18 dated 3 February 1999

CRTC 1999-22 dated 9 February 1999

CRTC 1999-26 dated 12 February 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;

• 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 2 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.
Secretary General
This decision is to be appended to the licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be viewed at the following Internet site:

Appendix to Decision CRTC 99-83

Licensee Call sign Application No.

Nova Scotia

Maritime Broadcasting System Limited CHNS Halifax 199900676

New Brunswick

Maritime Broadcasting System Limited CFBC Saint John 199900684


Entreprises Radio Etchemin inc. CFOM-FM Lévis 199901955
Radiomutuel inc. CKSM Shawinigan 199901872


Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation CFOS Owen Sound


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