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Decision CRTC 2001-50

  Ottawa, 9 February 2001
  Todd Foss, on behalf of a company to be incorporated and to be known as Mix FM
Lewisporte, Newfoundland 2000-1936-6
  20 December 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 Lewisporte. The licence will be subject to the terms and conditions described in the appendix to this decision.
1. 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, headed by Todd Foss, is ultimately responsible for adherence to the Radio Regulations, 1986 and the station's conditions of licence.
2. 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. Developmental stations operate primarily for training purposes and have a certain measure of programming flexibility (PN 2000-13).
3. On average, the new developmental station at Lewisporte will provide 45 hours of locally produced programming each week. The station will air recordings of community artists and groups that have been taped in their homes. It will also record talent shows, church concerts along with school music and drama presentations for broadcast on-air.


The licensee hopes to foster greater understanding in the community by giving marginalized individuals and organizations, which have been under-represented in the mainstream media, opportunities to share their concerns and advocate for positive social change.
5. Volunteers will be involved in planning, researching and producing programs as well as in the station's day-to-day operations.
  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 2001-50 


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

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

· it receives documentation establishing that an eligible Canadian corporation has been incorporated in accordance with the application in all material respects and that this corporation may be issued a licence.


· 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 93.7 MHz, channel 229LP, 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: 2001-02-09

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