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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-445

  Ottawa, 6 October 2004
  Chase and District Lions Community Club
Chase, British Columbia
  Application 2004-0051-5
Public Hearing in the National Capital Region
9 August 2004

Developmental community FM radio station in Chase


The Commission approvesthe application by Chase and District Lions Community Club for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language developmental community FM radio station in Chase, British Columbia.


The new station will broadcast a minimum of 30 hours of station-produced programming during each broadcast week including community and sporting events, news, bulletins, and musical programming featuring primarily Canadian selections. Broadcast time will be made available to local artists, including those engaged in local theatrical productions. In each broadcast week, the station will devote a minimum of 10 hours to programming in Aboriginal languages and 6 hours to French-language programming. Staff and students from the local high school, members of the First Nations and other volunteers from the community will be involved in the production of programming.


The station will operate at 103.5 MHz (channel 278LP) with an effective radiated power of 4.7 watts.


The Commission received two interventions in support of this application.


The licence will expire 6 October 2008. If the licensee wishes to continue the operation of the station beyond this period, it must, nine months before the expiry of its licence, file an application with the Commission for a regular community radio licence, or cease operations when its licence has expired.


The licence will be subject to the conditions specified in New licence form for community radio stations, Public Notice CRTC 2000-157, 16 November 2000.


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 6 October 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.


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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