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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-173


See also: 2007-173-1

Ottawa, 13 June 2007

  Radio Bishop's Inc.
Sherbooke (Lennoxville), Quebec
  Applications 2006-1450-5 and 2007-0169-0, received 9 November 2006 and 31 January 2007
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-18
23 February 2007

CJMQ-FM Sherbrooke (formerly Lennoxville) - Licence renewal and technical change

1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the English-language community radio programming CJMQ-FM Sherbrooke (formerly Lennoxville), from 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2014.
2. The Commission also approves the application by Radio Bishop's Inc. to change the authorized contours of CJMQ-FM, by increasing the effective radiated power from 500 watts to 1,670 watts. The licensee has advised the Commission that the increase in power is needed to get its signal into the low-lying regions of the Eastern Townships.
3. The Commission notes that as part of its renewal application, the licensee requested that CJMQ-FM be recognized as a Type A community radio programming undertaking, which is defined in the Community radio policy (Public Notice 2000-13) as a community radio station operating in a market where, at the time of licensing, no other radio station, other than one owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), is operating in the same language in all or any part of the market.
4. CJMQ-FM is currently licensed as a Type B community radio station, which is defined in Public Notice 2000-13 as a community radio station operating in a market in all or in any part of which at least one other station other than a station owned by the CBC is licensed to operate in the same language. However, in view of the revocation of the broadcasting licence issued to the English-language AM radio station CKTS Sherbrooke in Broadcasting Decision 2006-674, CJMQ-FM will represent the only English-language station other than a CBC station licensed to serve the local market. Accordingly, the Commission now recognizes CJMQ-FM as a Type A community radio programming undertaking.
5. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with these applications.
6. The licence will be subject to the conditions set out in New licence form for community radio stations, Public Notice CRTC 2000-157, 16 November 2000, as well as to the following condition of licence:

The licensee shall devote, in each broadcast week, 12% or more of its musical selections from content category 3 (Special interest music) to Canadian selections broadcast in their entirety.


Employment equity

7. 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 licensee to consider these issues in its hiring practices and in all other aspects of its management of human resources.
  Secretary General

Related documents

  • Revocation of licence, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-674, 13 December 2006
  • Community radio policy, Public Notice CRTC 2000-13, 28 January 2000
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