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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-430

Ottawa, 11 December 2002

Michael Hotsko
Wadena, Saskatchewan

Application 2001-1392-8
Public Hearing at Toronto, Ontario
17 September 2002

Low-power tourist information service in Wadena


The Commission approves the application by Michael Hotsko for a low-power English-language FM radio programming undertaking to provide a tourist information service in Wadena, Saskatchewan.


The station will broadcast, on a year-round basis, pre-recorded announcements promoting the town of Wadena and the Quill Lakes International Bird area and highlighting events, 24 hours a day.


The applicant proposed, by condition of licence, to limit the use of musical selections to background music. The applicant also proposed, by condition of licence, that no advertising material be broadcast. Conditions of licence to this effect are included in the appendix to this decision.


The station will operate at 103.5 MHz (channel 278LP) with an effective radiated power of 47 watts.


The Commission did not receive any interventions 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, this authority will only be effective when 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.


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 11 December 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 2002-430


Conditions of licence

  1. The licensee must use the station solely for the purpose of providing pre-recorded messages promoting the Town of Wadena and the Quill Lakes as an important bird nesting and staging area.
  2. The licensee shall not broadcast advertising material.
  3. The licensee shall not broadcast musical selections, except as incidental background music.

Date Modified: 2002-12-11

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