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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-420

  Ottawa, 26 August 2003
  Radio Lillooet Society
Lillooet, British Columbia
  Application 2002-0520-5
Public Hearing at Edmonton, Alberta
18 June 2003

Community FM radio station in Lillooet


The Commission approves the application by Radio Lillooet Society for a broadcasting licence to operate a low-power English-language Type A community FM radio programming undertaking in Lillooet, British Columbia.


In New developmental community radio station, Decision CRTC 2001-15, 18 January 2001, the Commission approved a previous application by Radio Lillooet Society for a broadcasting licence to operate a developmental English-language FM community radio station in Lillooet. Consistent with its approach for developmental community radio stations, as outlined in Community Radio Policy, Public Notice CRTC 2000-13, 28 January 2000, the Commission licensed this station for three years. Accordingly, the licence expires 31 August 2003. Since Radio Lillooet Society wishes to continue operating beyond this period, it has filed the present application for a regular community radio broadcasting licence.


The new community radio station will broadcast 85 hours of programming in each broadcast week, which will include 10 hours of acquired programming. It will offer a broad range of musical styles that reflect local interests and will feature and promote new and local musical talent. The spoken word programming will focus on local news and current events. In each broadcast week, the station will offer approximately 5 hours of programming in St'at'imc, the local Aboriginal language, and will provide an emergency radio service to Lillooet and surrounding area.


Radio Lillooet Society stated that high school students and other volunteers from the community have participated in the operation of the current developmental community radio station. It has extended an open invitation to all members of the community who wish to participate in the new station as DJs or as volunteers in other capacities.


The station will operate at 100.5 MHz (channel 263LP) 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 New licence form for community radio stations, Public Notice CRTC 2000-157, 16 November 2000.


The licence of this community station will be held by a not-for-profit organization whose structure provides for membership, management, operation and programming by members of the community at large. The board of directors is ultimately responsible for adherence to the Radio Regulations, 1986 and the station's conditions of licence.


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 applicant 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 applicant that it will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.


The Commission considers that community radio stations should be particularly sensitive to employment equity issues in order to reflect fully the communities they serve. It encourages the licensee to consider these issues in its hiring practices and in all other aspects of its management of human resources.
  Secretary General
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