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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-70

  Ottawa, 24 February 2005
  Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
Kindersley, Saskatchewan
  Application 2004-0390-8
Public Hearing in the National Capital Region
1 December 2004

English-language FM radio station in Kindersley

1. The Commission approves the application by Golden West Broadcasting Ltd. for a broadcasting licence to operate a low-power English-language FM commercial radio programming undertaking in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. The station will operate at 104.9 MHz (channel 285LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts.
2. The applicant stated that the new station will offer a contemporary country music format targeted to a younger audience than is currently served by its sister station, CFYM Kindersley. The new station will promote local artists and focus on providing information relevant to the local community.
3. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
4. The licence will expire 31 August 2011 and will be subject to the conditions set outin New licence form for commercial radio stations, Public Notice CRTC 1999-137, 24 August 1999.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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 before 24 February 2007. 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.


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