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Decision CRTC 2001-259


See also: 2001-259-1

Ottawa, 7 May 2001


Corporation Les Affaires Étudiantes du Cégep de Sainte-Foy
Sainte-Foy, Quebec 2000-1711-2


26 March 2001 Public Hearing
in Montréal


New developmental campus radio station at Sainte-Foy

1. 9;

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

2. 9;

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.

3. 9;

Developmental stations operate primarily for training purposes and have a certain measure of programming flexibility (PN 2000-13).

4. 9;

The Commission expects this developmental campus station to provide community access to the airwaves and to offer alternative programming that reflects the diverse elements of the communities it is licensed to serve. It is in a position to make a strong contribution to the reflection of Canadian cultural diversity, especially by providing exposure to new and developing artists from minority cultural groups. It also has the responsibility to play music not often played by commercial stations. Further, it is well placed to provide spoken word programming that reflects the perspectives and concerns of minority cultural groups.

5. 9;

The station will be on air from September to April (2 sessions of 15 weeks), Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the first year and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the following years. In accordance with the applicant's commitment, two-thirds of the programming will be completely produced by the station. The station will not broadcast during periods of recruitment, training and exams.


Related CRTC documents

  • Public Notice 2000-156 - New licence form for campus radio stations
  • Public Notice 2000-14 - Revised content categories and subcategories for radio
  • Public Notice 2000-13 - Community radio policy
  • Public Notice 2000-12 - Campus radio policy

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 2001-259


Terms of the licence for the developmental campus radio programming undertaking at Sainte-Foy


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 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 96.9 MHz, channel 254LP, with an effective radiated power of 0.6 watt.


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.


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 2000-156.


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