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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-2

Ottawa, 7 January 2003

Aylesford Community Baptist Church
Aylesford, Nova Scotia

Application 2001-0930-8
Public Hearing at Kitchener, Ontario
28 October 2002

Religious FM radio station in Aylesford


The Commission approves the application by Aylesford Community Baptist Church for a broadcasting licence to operate a low-power English-language FM religious radio programming undertaking in Aylesford, Nova Scotia.


The station will air 40 hours of religious programming in each broadcast week featuring religious celebrations as well as emergency announcements from the Aylesford Volunteer Fire Department, the local detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the area's Emergency Measures Organization. The station will also broadcast music drawn from subcategory 35 (non-classical religious).


The licensee will not solicit or broadcast commercial messages.


The Commission emphasizes that the licensee must not broadcast the programming of any other programming undertaking, and that the programming it broadcasts must meet the needs of the community it serves.


The station will operate at 101.1 MHz (channel 266LP) with an effective radiated power of 5 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, 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 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 7 January 2005. 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 2003-2


Conditions of licence

  1. The licensee must broadcast programming consisting of religious services, programs or program segments it produces for the purpose of ensuring balance on matters of public concern, local emergency announcements from local authorities and music drawn from subcategory 35 (non-classical religious). Such programs or program segments must adhere to guidelines (i) to (iv) contained in section III.B.2a) of Religious Broadcasting Policy, Public Notice CRTC 1993-78, 3 June 1993 (Public Notice 1993-78).
  2. The licensee must adhere to the guidelines on ethics for religious programming set out in section IV of Public Notice 1993-78, regarding tolerance, integrity, social responsibility and solicitation of funds.
  3. The licensee must not solicit or broadcast commercial messages.

Date Modified: 2003-01-07

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