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Decision CRTC 2001-161


Ottawa, 2 March 2001


Telemedia Radio Atlantic Inc.
Woodstock, New Brunswick 2000-1974-6 


30 January 2001 Public Hearing
National Capital Region


Conversion of AM radio station CJCJ to FM


The Commission approves the application for a new English-language FM radio station at Woodstock to replace AM station CJCJ. The terms and conditions of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision.


The proposed service

1. 9;

The new station will offer an adult contemporary music format. It will broadcast 126 hours of programming per week. It will continue to respond to the needs and interests of the residents of Carleton County and the surrounding area.

2. 9;

The new FM station will operate in a single station market. As such, it is exempt from the requirement that, in order to solicit or accept local advertising, one-third of its programming must be local (PN 1993-121).

3. 9;

The applicant has requested authority to broadcast simultaneously on the AM and FM bands for a period of three months. A condition of licence to this effect is set out in the appendix to this decision. At the end of this period, the Commission expects the licensee to surrender the AM licence for cancellation by the Commission.


Related CRTC documents


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


. Public Notice 1998-41 - Commercial Radio Policy 1998


. Public Notice 1993-121 - Local programming policy for FM radio - Definition of a single-station market


Secretary General


This decision is to be appended to the licence.
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Appendix to Decision CRTC 2001-161


Terms of the licence for the English-language FM radio programming undertaking at Woodstock


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, when issued, will expire 31 August 2007.


The station will broadcast on the FM band, on the frequency 104.1 MHz, channel 281B, with an effective radiated power of 10,000 watts.


The Commission notes that this licensee is subject to the Employment Equity Act that came into effect on 24 October 1996 and therefore files reports concerning employment equity with Human Resources Development Canada.


Conditions of licence


The licence will be subject to the conditions specified in the licence to be issued, as also set out in Public Notice CRTC 1999-137. The licence will also be subject to the following condition:


1. The licensee is authorized to simulcast the programming of CJCJ on the new FM station for a transition period of three months following implementation.

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