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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-252

Ottawa, 28 August 2002

Keith Leganchuk
Emerson, Morris and St. Norbert, Manitoba

Applications 2001-1094-0, 2001-1093-2 and 2001-1026-3
Public Hearing at Calgary, Alberta
10 April 2002

New low-power information services in Emerson, Morris and St. Norbert


The Commission approves the applications by Keith Leganchuk for broadcasting licences to operate low-power English-language FM radio stations in Emerson, Morris and St. Norbert to provide information services.


Each station will broadcast, on a year-round basis, pre-recorded announcements concerning weather, road travel and traffic conditions over a 24-hour period.


The stations in Emerson and St. Norbert will operate at 102.3 MHz (channel 272LP) and the one in Morris will operate at 101.3 MHz (channel 267LP), each with an effective radiated power of 1 watt.


The Department of Industry (the Department) has advised that the stations will be low-power undertakings, not very low-power undertakings as announced in Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2002-1, 1 February 2002.


The Commission did not receive any intervention in connection with these applications.


Each licence will expire 31 August 2008 and will be subject to the conditions set out in the appendix to this decision.


The Department has advised the Commission that, while these applications are conditionally technically acceptable, it will only issue broadcasting certificates 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.


Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for low-power unprotected FM services, the Commission also reminds the licensee that it will have to select other frequencies if the Department so requires.


Furthermore, the licence for each undertaking will be issued once the licensee has informed the Commission in writing that it is prepared to commence operations. Each 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

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 Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-252


New low-power FM radio programming undertakings in Emerson, Morris and St. Norbert


Conditions of licence for each station

  1. The licensee must use the station solely for the purpose of broadcasting pre-recorded announcements concerning weather, road travel and traffic conditions.
  2. The licensee shall not broadcast any advertising material.
  3. The licensee shall not broadcast musical selections, except as incidental background music.

Date Modified: 2002-08-28

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