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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-387

Ottawa, 28 November 2002

Dryden District Chamber of Commerce
Dryden, Ontario

Application 2002-0164-0
Public Hearing in the National Capital Region
15 July 2002

Low-power FM tourist information service in Dryden


The Commission approves the application by the Dryden District Chamber of Commerce for a low-power English-language FM radio station to provide a tourist information service in Dryden, Ontario.


The station will broadcast pre-recorded announcements promoting the tourist sites and community events in Dryden, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on a year-round basis.


The station will operate at 98.5 MHz (channel 253 LP) with an effective radiated power of 27 watts.


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


The licence will expire 31 August 2009 and will be subject to the conditions set out in the appendix to this decision.


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.


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


Furthermore, the licence for this undertaking will only 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 November 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 2002-387


Conditions of licence

  1. The licensee must use the station solely for the purpose of providing pre-recorded messages promoting tourist sites, attractions, activities of interest and events taking place in the Dryden area.
  2. The licensee shall not broadcast any advertising material.
  3. The licensee shall not broadcast musical selections, except as incidental background music.

Date Modified: 2002-11-28

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