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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-201

  Ottawa, 9 June 2004
  King's Kids Promotions Outreach Ministries Incorporated
Peterborough, Ontario
  Application 2003-0686-2
Public Hearing in the National Capital Region
19 April 2004
 

Christian music FM radio station

  The Commission approves the application by King's Kids Promotions Outreach Ministries Incorporated for a low-power English-language specialty FM radio programming undertaking at Peterborough, Ontario that will broadcast Christian music.
 

The application

1.

The Commission approves the application by King's Kids Promotions Outreach Ministries Incorporated (King's Kids) for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language specialty FM radio programming undertaking that will provide a Christian music service to listeners in Peterborough. The station will operate on 99.5 MHz (channel 258LP), with an effective radiated power of 50 watts. King's Kids is a not for profit organization.

2.

King's Kids indicated that the station will not broadcast any religious programming as defined in Religious Broadcasting Policy, Public Notice CRTC 1993-78, 3 June 1993. The Commission nevertheless reminds the licensee of the requirements set out in that policy with respect to balance and other matters involving broadcasting of religious programming as well as soliciting funds.

3.

The applicant indicated that, during each broadcast week, a minimum of 90% of all musical selections will be drawn from subcategory 35 (Non-classic religious), and a minimum of 15% of all musical selections drawn from category 3 (Special interest) will be Canadian selections. In each broadcast week, the station will broadcast 16 hours of spoken word programming, and 30% of all spoken word programming will be devoted to news.

4.

The applicant stated that the new station will broadcast 126 hours per week of local, station-produced programming. News, weather and sports programming will be broadcast at regular intervals on weekdays between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., and at midnight.

5.

King's Kids made a commitment that, in each broadcast week, no more than 40% of all musical selections broadcast will be hit material, as defined in Revised Policy on the Use of Hits by English-Language FM Radio Stations, Public Notice CRTC 1997-42, 23 April 1997, as amended from time to time by the Commission.

6.

The Commission received 668 interventions expressing support for the approval of this application. A comment received from Mike Spies indicated that the proposed station would duplicate the programming of CJLF-FM-2 Peterborough, which airs on 89.3 MHz.
 

Canadian talent development

7.

The applicant did not propose to take part in the Canadian talent development plan established by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters. Instead, it made a commitment to contribute $3,000 annually to the development of Canadian talent. The applicant indicated that it will host an annual talent contest and concert, in which the first-prize winner will receive $1,500 for the professional production of a CD. The second- and third-prize winners will receive $900 and $600, respectively.

8.

The Commission reminds the applicant that all direct cost expenditures related to Canadian talent development must comply with the criteria set out in An FM policy for the nineties, Public Notice CRTC 1990-111, 17 December 1990, which describes initiatives generally accepted by the Commission.
 

Issuance of the licence

9.

The licence will expire 31 August 2010. It will be subject to the conditions set out in New licence form for commercial radio stations, Public Notice CRTC 1999-137, 24 August 1999, with the exception of conditions of licence 5 and 8, as well as to the conditions set out in the appendix to this decision.

10.

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.

11.

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.

12.

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.

13.

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 9 June 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.
  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: www.crtc.gc.ca
 

Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-201

 

Conditions of licence

 

1. The licence will be subject to the conditions set out in New licence form for commercial radio stations, Public Notice CRTC 1999-137, 24 August 1999, with the exception of conditions of licence 5 and 8, as well as to the following conditions.

 

2. The station shall be operated within the Specialty format as defined in A Review of Certain Matters Concerning Radio, Public Notice CRTC 1995-60, 21 April 1995, and Revised content categories and subcategories for radio, Public Notice CRTC 2000-14, 28 January 2000, as amended from time to time.

 

3. The licensee shall ensure that a minimum of 90% of all musical selections broadcast during each broadcast week shall be devoted to selections drawn from subcategory 35 (non-classic religious).

 

4. During each broadcast week, the licensee shall broadcast no more than 40% hit material as defined in Revised Policy on the Use of Hits by English-Language FM Radio Stations, Public Notice CRTC 1997-42, 23 April 1997.

 

5. The licensee shall ensure that, during each broadcast week, a minimum of 15% of musical selections drawn from category 3 - Special interest music are Canadian selections.

 

6. The licensee shall devote a minimum of $3,000 per year to support Canadian talent development. Through a talent contest, the $3,000 shall be allocated as follows: The first-prize winner will receive $1,500 for the professional production of a CD. The second- and third-prize winners will receive $900 and $600, respectively.

Date Modified: 2004-06-09

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