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Decision CRTC 2001-598

Ottawa, 20 September 2001

Denis Benoît, on behalf of a company to be incorporated
Shawinigan, Québec 2000-1704-7

24 July 2001 Public Hearing
National Capital Region

New developmental campus radio station


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


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


The Commission, in its Campus radio policy (Public Notice CRTC 2000-12), stated, among other things, that a campus radio station's role is to provide access to the airwaves and to offer alternative programming that reflects the diverse elements of the communities it is licensed to serve.


The Commission notes the applicant's intention to serve the surrounding communities including Shawinigan, Grand-Mère, St-Boniface, St-Mathieu and St-Gérard-des-Laurentides. The Commission expects that the licensee will call upon volunteers from the campus as well as volunteer members from the communities served.


The new station will replace the carrier current or closed-circuit radio service currently operated at the Séminaire Sainte-Marie.

Related CRTC documents
. Public Notice 2000-156 - New licence form for campus radio stations
. Public Notice 2000-12 - Campus 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 2001-598

  Terms and conditions of licence for the developmental campus radio programming undertaking at Shawinigan

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).

In Public Notice CRTC 2000-12, the Commission stated that developmental radio stations would generally be licensed for three years. Taking into consideration the 12 month period allowed to implement a new radio station, the licence, when issued, will expire 20 September 2005.


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-based campus radio licence, or cease operations when its licence has expired.


The station will broadcast on the FM band, on the frequency 91.9 MHz, channel 220LP, with an effective radiated power of 1 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.

Date Modified: 2001-09-20

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