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Decision CRTC 2001-750

Ottawa, 11 December 2001

Aéroports de Montréal
Ville Saint-Laurent, Dorval, Pointe-Claire and Lachine, Quebec 2001-0744-2 

19 November 2001 Public Hearing
in Montreal

New radio information service


The Commission approves the application for a broadcasting licence for a French- and English-language low-power FM radio station to serve Ville Saint-Laurent, Dorval, Pointe-Claire and Lachine. The terms and conditions of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision.


The proposed service will provide traffic and parking information to motorists en route to Montreal international airport. The service will operate 24 hours daily, seven days a week, year round.


In its Licensing policy for low-power radio broadcasting undertakings, the Commission indicated that the licences for these undertakings would be subject to conditions that would define programming so as to ensure that licensees do not begin to offer the same service as a conventional licensee, without prior Commission approval. These conditions are set out in the appendix to this decision.

Related CRTC document

. Public Notice 1993-95 - Licensing policy for low-power radio broadcasting undertakings

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 2001-750


Terms and conditions of licence for the low-power FM radio programming undertaking authorized to serve Ville Saint-Laurent, Dorval, Pointe-Claire and Lachine




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 licence, when issued, will expire 31 August 2008.


As proposed, the station will operate on the frequency 89.7 MHz, channel 209VLP, 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 below and to any other condition specified in the licence to be issued.


1. The licensee must use the station solely for the purpose of broadcasting traffic and parking information, in English and in French, on a continuous basis.


2. The licensee must not broadcast any advertising material.

Date Modified: 2001-12-11

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