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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2004-30


See also: 2004-30-1

Ottawa, 5 May 2004

  The Commission has received the following applications:


9 June 2004




Metromedia CMR Broadcasting Inc
Longueuil, Quebec


Aboriginal Voices Radio Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec


Corus Radio Company and Rogers Broadcasting Limited
Toronto, Ontario


Longueuil, Quebec
Application No. 2003-1818-0
  Application by METROMEDIA CMR BROADCASTING INC. to amend the broadcasting licence for its radio programming undertaking CHMP-FM Longueuil.

a) The licensee proposes to operate within the specialty format devoting more than 50% of the broadcast week to spoken word. The licensee therefore proposes to replace the existing condition of licence regarding the format of the station which reads as follows:


It is a condition of licence that this station not be operated within the Specialty format as defined in Public Notice CRTC 1995-60, as amended from time to time.


with the following condition:


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. The licensee shall devote more than 50% of the broadcast week to Spoken Word.


The licensee plans to broadcast spoken word programming consisting of information, public affairs, interviews, opinions and sports.


The licensee plans to offer musical content only on Saturdays and Sundays for approximately 6 hours a day.


b) The licensee proposes to remove the existing condition of licence which allows the broadcast of English-language vocal musical selections.


The licensee would continue to be subject to the Radio Regulations, 1986 which, among other things, require that during a broadcast week, the station devote 65% or more of its vocal musical selections from content category 2 to musical selections in the French language and schedule them in a reasonable manner throughout each broadcast day.

  Licensee's address:

211 Gordon Street
Verdun, Quebec
H4G 2R2
Fax: (514) 769-5886
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address

[Intervention/comments form]


Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec
Application No. 2004-0179-5
  Application by ABORIGINAL VOICES RADIO INC. (AVR) for an extension of the time limit to commence the operation of the new FM station to serve the Ottawa/Gatineau (formerly Hull) area.
  In Decision CRTC 2001-627, dated 4 October 2001, the Commission approved the application for a Type B Native FM radio programming undertaking to serve the Ottawa-Hull region, authorizing AVR to operate on the frequency 95.7 MHz (channel 239B) with an effective radiated power of 6,000 watts.
  The applicant is requesting an extension until 14 October 2004 to commence the operation of the station. AVR has not yet concluded a new transmission facility lease agreement and access to the transmitter site cannot take place until ground transportation is available.
  The current application represents the fourth request for an extension of time.
  The Commission approved the first request for an extension of time from 4 October 2002 to 4 July 2003 in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-312, dated 16 October 2002; the second request for an extension of time to 4 November 2003 was approved in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-424, dated 27 August 2003; and the third extension to 4 April 2004 was approved in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-567, dated 14 November 2003.
  Licensee's address:

Studio City Building
Suite 323
366 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 3X9
Fax: (416) 703-4328
  Examination of Application:

McCarthy Tétrault
Suite 1400
The Chambers
40 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario

[Intervention/comments form]


Toronto, Ontario
Application Nos. 2003-1798-4, 2003-1797-6
  Applications by CORUS RADIO COMPANY and ROGERS BROADCASTING LIMITED to amend the licences of radio programming undertakings CFNY-DR-1 and CJAQ-DR-1, respectively, Toronto.
  The licensees propose to amend the licences by switching the authorized frequencies from 1465.024 MHz (channel 8) (ON115) to 1456.304 MHz (channel 3) (ON113) for CJAQ-DR-1 and from 1456.304 MHz (channel 3) (ON113) to 1465.024 MHz (channel 8) (ON115) for CFNY-DR-1.
  The applicants state that these changes will allow the broadcasters to consolidate these respective Toronto stations within a single Digital Radio Broadcasting (DRB) multiplex.
  The applicants also state that since the existing and future maximum service areas for Toronto DRB Channels 3 and 8 are identical, there are no other technical implications involved.
  Licensees' addresses:

Corus Radio Company
181 Bay Street, Suite 1630
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 2T3
Fax: (416) 642-3779


Rogers Broadcasting Limited
333 Bloor Street East, 6th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 1G9
Fax: (416) 935-4655
  Examination of applications:

At the licensees' addresses

[Intervention/comments form]






9 June 2004

  The intervention must be received by the CRTC and by the applicant ON OR BEFORE the above-mentioned date. The Commission cannot be held responsible for postal delays.
  Your intervention will be considered by the Commission, and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to you, provided the procedure set out below has been followed. You will be contacted only if your submission raises procedural questions.
  Submit your written intervention to the Secretary General of the Commission in ONLY ONE of the following formats:

by using the link to the intervention/Comment form located below the description of each application within this public notice.




by electronic mail to 




by mail at
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2




by fax to the
Secretary General - (819) 994-0218

  A true copy MUST be sent to the applicant and proof that this has been done must accompany the intervention sent to the Commission.
  Where the intervention is filed by electronic means, the line ***End of document*** should be entered following the last paragraph of the document, as an indication that the document has not been damaged during electronic transmission.
  Each paragraph of the document should be numbered.
  Your intervention should clearly identify the application and indicate whether you support or oppose the application, or if you propose changes to it, include the facts and grounds for your proposal.

All information submitted, including your email address, name and any other personal information as provided, will be posted on the Commission's web site. Documents received in electronic format will be posted on the Commission's web site exactly as you send them, and in the official language and format in which they are received. Documents not received electronically will be available in .pdf format.
  An electronic version of applications is available from the Commission's web site by selecting the application number within this notice.
  A list of all interventions/comments will also be available on the Commission's web site. An electronic version of all interventions/comments submitted will be accessible from this list. To access the list, select "Lists of interventions/comments" under "Public Proceedings" from the Commission's web site.
  Documents are also available during normal office hours at the local address provided in this notice and at the Commission offices and documentation centres directly involved with these applications or, upon request, within 2 working days, at any other CRTC offices and documentation centres.
  Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0N2
Tel: (819) 997-2429 - TDD: 994-0423
FAX: (819) 994-0218



Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road, Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4S5
Tel: (902) 426-7997 - TDD: 426-6997
FAX: (902) 426-2721
  405 de Maisonneuve Blvd East
2nd Floor, Suite B2300
Montréal, Quebec H2L 4J5
Tel: (514) 283-6607
FAX: (514) 283-3689
  55 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2
Tel: (416) 952-9096
FAX: (416) 954-6343
  Kensington Building
275 Portage Avenue, Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3
Tel: (204) 983-6306 - TDD: 983-8274
FAX: (204) 983-6317
  Cornwall Professional Building
2125 - 11th Avenue, Room 103
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3X3
Tel: (306) 780-3422
FAX: (306) 780-3319
  10405 Jasper Avenue, Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
Tel: (780) 495-3224
FAX: (780) 495-3214
  530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B6
Tel: (604) 666-2111 - TDD: 666-0778
FAX: (604) 666-8322
  This document is available in alternative format upon request and may also be examined at the following Internet site:
  Secretary General
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