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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-406

  Ottawa, 24 August 2006
  Durham Radio Inc.
Oshawa, Ontario
  Application 2005-1572-8
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-76
15 June 2006

CKGE-FM Oshawa - Licence renewal


The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CKGE-FM Oshawa, from 1 September 2006 to 31 August 2013.


The Commission received two interventions in support of this application as well as a comment by the Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA). CIRPA wished to commend CKGE-FM for having provided listeners with musical variety and diversity in the form of "rare, obscure and emerging artists and styles of music." It encouraged CKGE-FM to continue its support of local unsigned artists and suggested that the station begin to include Canada's new and emerging recording artists in its regular playlist so that they may be provided with even greater airplay opportunities.


As part of its renewal application, Durham Radio Inc. (Durham) provided details related to the fulfilment to date of the Canadian talent development (CTD) expenditures approved in CKGE-FM and CKDO Oshawa - Acquisition of assets, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-122, 23 April 2003 (Decision 2003-122). Subject to Decision 2003-122, Durham acquired the assets of CKGE-FM from 591989 B.C. Ltd. and committed to double its CTD commitments from $3,000 annually to $6,000 annually for the five years following the authority to acquire the assets of this radio programming undertaking, in order to develop Canadian talent in the Oshawa market. In its renewal application, Durham indicated that the CTD commitment applicable to CKGE-FM would be as follows: $6,000 annually ending 31 August 2007 and $5,250 for the year ending 31 August 2008, to revert to $3,000 annually for the remaining term of the licence renewal.


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 condition of licence 5. Additionally, as part of its renewal licence term, and consistent with its commitments in this regard, Durham will be subject to the following condition:

The licensee shall contribute $6,000 annually to Canadian talent development (CTD) until the end of the 2007 broadcast year, and $5,250 until the end of the 2008 broadcast year, after which it shall contribute $3,000 annually to CTD.


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