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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-230

Ottawa, 12 August 2002

Simon Fraser Campus Radio Society
Burnaby, British Columbia

Application 2001-1249-1
Public Hearing at Calgary, Alberta
10 April 2002

Proposed frequency - New community-based campus radio station in Burnaby


The Commission received an application by Simon Fraser Campus Radio Society (Simon Fraser) for the use of frequency 90.1 MHz (channel 211A), with an effective radiated power of 450 watts, for the operation of its new community-based campus radio station in Burnaby.


In New community-based campus radio station approved in part, Decision CRTC 2001-315, 5 June 2001, the Commission approved an application by Simon Fraser to operate a community-based campus radio station in Burnaby. However, the Commission did not accept the frequency proposed by Simon Fraser at that time. The Commission stated that it would only issue a licence to Simon Fraser if it submitted an application proposing the use of another frequency acceptable to both the Commission and to the Department of Industry (the Department). The present application was filed in response to the Commission's proviso.


Gary Farmer, on behalf of a company to be incorporated as Aboriginal Voices Radio; AVR, (AVR), a competing applicant at the hearing where Simon Fraser's original application was considered, had proposed to use the same frequency as Simon Fraser. In New Aboriginal-language radio station to serve Vancouver approved in part, Decision CRTC 2001-314, 5 June 2001, the Commission did not accept the frequency proposed by AVR and directed the applicant to find another frequency for its new station.


AVR submitted an intervention in support of Simon Fraser's present application to use 90.1 MHz (channel 211A) to operate its new station at Burnaby, stating that it had filed an application with the Commission requesting the use of 92.3 MHz (channel 222C1) in Vancouver. The Commission announced AVR's application in Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2002-7, 6 June 2002, for consideration at a public hearing in the National Capital Region on 12 August 2002.


The Commission approves Simon Fraser's application.


The Department has advised the Commission that, while this application is conditionally technically acceptable, it will only issue a broadcasting certificate when it has determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.


The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, no licence may be issued until the Department has notified the Commission that its technical requirements have been met, and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.

Secretary General

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