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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-569

  Ottawa, 3 October 2006
  Dawson City Community Radio Society
Dawson City, Yukon Territory
  Application 2006-0016-5
Public Hearing at Edmonton, Alberta
19 June 2006

English-language developmental community radio station in Dawson City


The Commission approves the application by the Dawson City Community Radio Society for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language, developmental community FM radio programming undertaking in Dawson City, Yukon Territory.


The new station will broadcast 126 hours of programming per week, of which a minimum of 18 hours will be station-produced. The local programming will include rock, blues, jazz and folk music as well as programs featuring Yukon and First Nations artists. The remaining 108 hours of programming will originate from the commercial radio station CKRW-FM Whitehorse.


The new station will operate at 106.9 MHz (channel 295VLP) with an effective radiated power of 5 watts.


The Commission received numerous interventions in support of this application.


The licence will expire 31 August 2009. If the applicant wishes to continue the operation of the station beyond this period, it should file an application for a regular community radio licence with the Commission, nine months before the expiry of its licence.


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.

Issuance of the licence


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 applicant that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, no licence may be issued until the Department notifies the Commission that the 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 applicant that it will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.


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 3 October 2008. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted at least 60 days before that date.

Employment equity


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 applicant 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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