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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-251

Ottawa, 28 August 2002

Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
High River/Okotoks, Alberta

Application 2001-0713-7
Public Hearing at Calgary, Alberta
10 April 2002

New FM station in High River/Okotoks


The Commission approves the application by Golden West Broadcasting Ltd. (Golden West) for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language FM commercial radio station in High River/Okotoks.


Golden West is the licensee of a number of radio stations serving communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and is ultimately controlled by Mr. Elmer Hildebrand. It plans to serve only the rural market of High River/Okotoks and confirmed that it does not intend to provide service to Calgary.


The applicant stated that all of the programming broadcast on the new station will be local. The station will offer an eclectic music format targeting listeners in the 18 to 54 age group and will broadcast regular newscasts, local sports and other community announcements.


The station will operate at 100.9 MHz (channel 265C1) with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts.


The licence will expire 31 August 2008. It will be subject to the conditions specified in New licence form for commercial radio stations, Public Notice CRTC 1999-137, 24 August 1999.


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


The Department of Industry (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 notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met, and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.


Furthermore, the licence for this undertaking will be issued once the licensee has informed the Commission in writing that it is prepared to commence operations. The undertaking must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 24 months from the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 28 August 2004. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted at least 60 days before this date.

Secretary General

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