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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-126

  Ottawa, 19 March 2004
  Cariboo Central Interior Radio Inc.
Quesnel, British Columbia
  Application 2003-1017-8
Public Hearing in the National Capital Region
12 January 2004

CKCQ Quesnel - Conversion to FM band


The application

1. The Commission approves the application by Cariboo Central Interior Radio Inc. (Cariboo) for a broadcasting licence to operate a new English-language FM radio programming undertaking at Quesnel, to replace its AM station CKCQ. The applicant is also the licensee of CFFM-FM-2 in Quesnel.
2. The new station will continue to provide the Modern Country music format currently offered by CKCQ. The local programming will include news, weather, sports and community information. The applicant indicated that approval of this application would not result in any change of programming or service to the Quesnel community. Cariboo further stated that it planned to enhance the programming wherever possible, with new features and promotions. The station will operate at 100.3 MHz (channel 262A) with an effective radiated power of 1,800 watts.
5. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

Issuance of the licence

6. The licence will expire 31 August 2010 and will be subject to the conditions set out in New licence form for commercial radio stations, Public Notice CRTC 1999-137, 24 August 1999, and to those set out in this decision.
7. The licensee is authorized, by condition of licence, to simulcast the programming of the new FM station on CKCQ for a transition period of six months following the commencement of operations of the FM station. The licensee must surrender the AM licence for revocation by the Commission at the end of this period.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Furthermore, the licence for this undertaking will be issued once the applicant 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 before19 March 2006. 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.

Employment equity

11. Because this licensee is subject to the Employment Equity Act and files reports concerning employment equity with Human Resources Development Canada, its employment equity practices are not examined by the Commission.
  Secretary General
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