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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-2

Ottawa, 10 January 2002

Nor-Com Electronics Ltd.
Nipawin, Saskatchewan 

Application 2001-0606-4
Public Hearing at Montréal
19 November 2001

New FM radio programming undertaking at Nipawin


The Commission approves the application for a new English-language FM radio station at Nipawin. The terms of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision.


The new station will offer a mixed music format: "golden oldies" and older soft "adult contemporary" from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and "classic rock" after 5:00 p.m. All of the programming will be station-produced and will target an audience aged between 25 and 55 years.


The Commission notes that the communities of Nipawin, White Fox, Codette, Pontrilas and Love will fall within the station's primary service contour (3 mV/m contour).


In its application, the applicant stated that the station would operate in a single station market. The Commission notes, however, that Nipawin is located within the service area of CJVR Melfort. Since there are two stations in the market, the applicant may only solicit or accept local advertising if one-third of its programming is local.



In its evaluation of this application, the Commission has taken into consideration the concerns expressed in the opposing intervention submitted by Radio CJVR Ltd., licensee of CJVR Melfort. The intervener argued that the radio market in the north-eastern region of Saskatchewan cannot support another local radio station without harming CJVR.


The applicant replied that its proposed station will offer programming that is tailored particularly to the needs and interests of residents of Nipawin and area and that it will introduce more choice for local advertisers.


The Commission is satisfied with the applicant's response and considers that the new station will not have an undue negative impact on CJVR.


In addition to the intervention discussed above, the Commission has considered the interventions filed in support of this application.

Related CRTC documents

  • Public Notice 1999-137 - New licence form for commercial radio stations
  • Public Notice 1993-121 - Local programming policy for FM radio - Definition of a single-station market
  • Public Notice 1992-59 - Implementation of an employment equity policy

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 2002-2


Terms of the licence for the FM English-language radio programming undertaking at Nipawin


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).


The licence, when issued, will expire 31 August 2008.


The station will broadcast on the FM band, on the frequency 94.7 MHz, channel 234B,with an effective radiated power of 14,800 watts.


The Commission encourages the licensee to consider employment equity issues in its hiring practices and in all other aspects of its management of human resources (PN 1992-59).


Conditions of licence


The licence will be subject to the conditions specified in the appendix to Public Notice CRTC 1999-137.

Date Modified: 2002-01-10

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