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Decision CRTC 2001-344

Ottawa, 15 June 2001

Natotawin Broadcasting Inc.
La Ronge, Montreal Lake, Prince Albert, Black Lake Reserve, Fond-du-Lac, James Smith Reserve, Shoal Lake Reserve, North Battleford, Beardy's First Nation Reserve and Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan 2000-0152-9

Application processed by Public Notice CRTC 2000-105 dated 17 July 2000

Licence renewal for native radio station CJLR-FM and its transmitters


The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the Type B native radio undertaking CJLR-FM La Ronge and its transmitters CJLR-FM-1, VF2260, VF2298, VF2299, VF2300, VF2301, VF2331, VF2332 and VF2355 at the above-noted locations, from 1 September 2001 to 31 August 2008, subject to the conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued.


The station broadcasts programming in the English, Cree and Dene languages, with 25 to 30 hours of Aboriginal language programming per week.


In Public Notice CRTC 2001-70 released today, the Commission introduced changes to conditions of licence for some native radio undertakings. As indicated in the notice, the Commission no longer imposes limits on the advertising broadcast by native radio stations and networks. However, it requires that they broadcast a Canadian content level of at least 35% in popular (category 2) music. Consequently, it is a condition of licence that the licensee devote a minimum of 35% of all Category 2 musical selections broadcast, during each broadcast week, to Canadian selections.


In Public Notice 2001-70, the Commission further encourages native radio stations, that wish to broadcast wrap-around programming after their daily sign-off, to use programming from another native radio station or network.


It is a condition of licence that the licensee adhere to the guidelines on gender portrayal set out in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' (CAB) Sex-Role Portrayal Code for Television and Radio Programming, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission. The application of the foregoing condition of licence will be suspended as long as the licensee remains a member in good standing of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council.

Related CRTC documents

. Public Notice 2001-70 - Changes to conditions of licence for certain native radio undertakings

. Decision 2000-271 - Native radio programming undertakings and networks - One-year renewals

Secretary General

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