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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-154

Ottawa, 13 June 2002

Gary Hooper
Greater Toronto area, Ontario

Application 2002-0019-7
Public Hearing at Gatineau, Quebec
6 May 2002

Special event radio programming undertakings


The Commission received an application from Gary Hooper for broadcasting licences to operate 18 limited duration low power FM radio programming undertakings in Toronto during the World Youth Day celebrations to be held from 22 July to 28 July 2002.


The applicant indicated that the proposed undertakings would be used to inform persons participating in World Youth Day about events and facilities on the site, and that most of the target audience would access the programming with portable receivers. The undertakings would broadcast programming in Arabic, Croatian, Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Slovak, Spanish, Ukrainian as well as in Aboriginal and Chinese languages.


The applicant initially requested broadcasting licences to operate 18 undertakings and proposed 18 potential frequencies for use. In its technical comments, the Department of Industry (the Department) advised the Commission that the applicant had withdrawn eight of those frequencies from further consideration. The Department stated that the remaining 10 frequencies were conditionally technically acceptable and that it would issue broadcasting certificates for these frequencies when it had determined that the proposed technical parameters would not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.


Based on the foregoing, the Commission approves in part the application by authorizing the applicant to operate ten FM radio programming undertakings on the following frequencies, each with an effective radiated power of 10 watts:

89.9 MHz (channel 210LP)
90.7 MHz (channel 214LP)
91.9 MHz (channel 220LP)
96.9 MHz (channel 245LP)
98.7 MHz(channel 254LP)
99.5 MHz (channel 258LP)
101.7 MHz (channel 269LP)
102.7 MHz (channel 274LP)
103.9 MHz (channel 280LP)
104.9 MHz (channel 285LP)


The licences will be effective from 22 July to 28 July 2002. The applicant must cease all radio broadcasting activities when the limited duration licences expire.


The licence will be subject to the conditions set out in New licence form for commercial radio stations, Public Notice CRTC 1999-137, 24 August 1999, excluding condition of licence number 5.


The applicant has asked to be relieved of the requirement of section 10.1 of the Radio Regulations, 1986 to own and operate its own transmitter. The Commission approves this request and relieves the licensee, by condition of each licence, of this regulatory requirement.


The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.


The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the licences for these undertakings will only be issued when the Department notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met, and that broadcasting certificates will be issued.


The Commission also reminds the licensee that the frequencies approved in this decision are for unprotected low power transmitting services.

Secretary General

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Date Modified: 2002-06-13

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