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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-375

  Ottawa, 15 August 2006
  Rogers Broadcasting Limited
Victoria, British Columbia
  Application 2005-1425-9
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-31
15 March 2006


CHTT-FM Victoria - Licence renewal

  The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for CHTT-FM Victoria from 1 September 2006 to 31 August 2013


The application


The Commission received an application by Rogers Broadcasting Limited (Rogers) to renew the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking CHTT-FM Victoria. The licence expires on 31 August 2006.



The Commission received one intervention from the Canadian Society for the Recording Arts in support of this application and one intervention from Mr. Raymond Ho in opposition.


Mr. Ho expressed dissatisfaction with the programming of the station in question. Mr. Ho contended that the format and programming promises for CHTT-FM, made in the context of Conversion of AM station CJVI to FM, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2000-215, 30 June 2000 (Decision 2000-215) were never implemented. Mr. Ho also questioned the value of the CRTC licensing process with resulting licences being implemented in entirely different formats than what were expected.


Rogers did not reply to the interventions.

Commission's analysis and determinations


While the Commission acknowledges Mr. Ho's intervention, it notes that a licensee is not required to make a formal application to the Commission in order to change the format of its undertaking unless that change involves a Specialty format as defined in A Review of Certain Matters Concerning Radio, Public Notice CRTC 1995-60, 21 April 1995. Accordingly, the Commission finds no reason to delay the renewal of the licence for CHTT-FM.


Based on its review of the licence renewal application, the Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the commercial FM radio programming undertaking CHTT-FM Victoria from 1 September 2006 to 31 August 2013. The licence will be subject to the conditions of licence set out in New licence form for commercial radio stations, PublicNotice CRTC 1999-137, 24 August 1999 unless otherwise stated in exceptions detailed in Decision 2000-215.


Because this licensee 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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