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Decision CRTC 2001-15


Ottawa, 18 January 2001


Radio Lillooet Society
Lillooet, British Columbia 2000-1275-8


18 September 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region


New developmental community radio station


The Commission approves the application for a broadcasting licence for a developmental English-language FM community radio programming undertaking at Lillooet. The licence will be subject to the terms and conditions described in the appendix to this decision.


The Commission's primary objective for community radio is that it provide community access to the airwaves and offer diverse programming that reflects the needs and interests of the community that it is licensed to serve. The programming must include music by new and local talent, music not generally broadcast by commercial stations, local information and spoken word programming.


The new developmental station at Lillooet will provide 112 hours of programming per week, at least 10 hours of which will be locally-produced. The focus of the station's spoken word programming will be local news and current affairs. It will offer a broad range of musical styles to appeal to local interests and promote and feature new and local musical talent. It will also offer approximately 7 hours of programming in St'at'imc, the local Aboriginal language and provide an emergency radio service to Lillooet and surrounding areas.


The applicant's objectives are to communicate the concerns, interests, and activities of Lillooet to the general public, by being informative, challenging and entertaining. It will provide opportunities for individuals to develop, use and enhance their talents and skills in their own radio environment, and provide local high school students with learning opportunities in broadcasting.


The licence will be held by a not-for-profit organization whose structure provides for membership, management, operation and programming by members of the community at large. The Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for adherence to the Radio Regulations, 1986 and the station's conditions of licence.


Related CRTC documents

  • Public Notice 2000-157 - New licence form for community radio stations
  • Public Notice 2000-13 - Community radio policy
  • Public Notice 2000-14 - Revised content categories and subcategories for radio

Secretary General


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


Appendix to Decision CRTC 2001-15


Terms of the licence for the developmental community radio programming undertaking at Lillooet


The Commission will only issue the licence, and it will only be effective at such time as:


· the licensee confirms in writing that it is ready to begin operation. This must take place within 12 months of today's date. Any request for an extension to that deadline requires Commission approval and must be made in writing within that period.


· the Department of Industry, having advised that the application is conditionally technically acceptable, has determined that there is no unacceptable interference with NAV/COM services and indicated that it will issue a broadcasting certificate (section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act).


The licence will be subject to the conditions specified in the licence to be issued, as also set out in Public Notice CRTC 2000-157.


The Commission has established a maximum period of three years for the operation of developmental radio stations. The licence for this station, when issued, will expire 31 August 2003. If the licensee wishes to continue the operation of the station beyond this period, it must, nine months before the expiry of its licence, file an application with the Commission for a regular community radio licence, or cease operations when its licence has expired.


The station will broadcast on the FM band, on the frequency 100.5 MHz, channel 263LP, with an effective radiated power of 5 watts.


The technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM service. The applicant would have to select another frequency if required to do so to permit the best use of the frequency band.

Date Modified: 2001-01-18

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