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Decision CRTC 2001-2


Ottawa, 5 January 2001


Radio-Classique Montréal inc.
Montréal, Quebec - 200012443


Application processed by
Public Notice CRTC 2000-140
dated 6 October 2000


New Creole-language SCMO service


The Commission approves the application to amend the broadcasting licence for CJPX-FM Montréal by adding a condition of licence authorizing the licensee to use a subsidiary communications multiplex operation (SCMO) channel to distribute 168 hours of programming per week consisting of 161 hours of programming in Creole and 7 hours in French. The programming will originate from Montréal and Haiti.


Programming broadcast using an SCMO channel is not accessible with standard radio equipment, and requires instead the use of a special receiver.


The Commission's policy regarding services using the SCMO channel of FM stations is set out in Public Notice CRTC 1989-23 dated 23 March 1989 entitled Services using the vertical blanking interval (television) or subsidiary communications multiplex operation (FM). The licensee is expected to adhere to the guidelines set out in Appendix A to that public notice.


As stated in the above-noted policy, the Commission would be concerned if such a service were to have a negative impact on existing local conventional ethnic broadcasters. No such broadcaster opposed this application. The Commission is satisfied that this approval will not cause undue negative impact on existing local conventional ethnic radio stations.


Secretary General


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