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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-255

  Ottawa, 27 July 2007
  The First Alberta Campus Radio Association
Edmonton, Alberta
  Application 2006-1500-0, received 17 November 2006
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-31
26 March 2007

CJSR-FM Edmonton - Licence renewal

  The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the English-language community-based campus FM radio programming undertaking CJSR-FM Edmonton, from 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2014.

The application


The Commission received an appliction by The First Alberta Campus Radio Association (First Alberta) to renew the broadcasting licence for the English-language, community-based campus FM radio programming undertaking CJSR-FM Edmonton. The current licence expires 31 August 2007.


The Commission received one intervention in support of this application.

First Alberta's Board of Directors


The renewal application of CJSR-FM Edmonton was announced in Broadcasting Public Notice 2007-31. In that public notice, the Commission stated that according to the information available to it, the structure of the Board of Directors of First Alberta did not comply with the Commission's requirements as set out in Public Notice 2000-12 (the Campus Radio Policy). Further, the Commission put the licensee on notice that, should this situation remain unchanged, CJSR-FM could no longer be considered to be a community-based campus radio station. In that event, the Commission noted that the licensee would be required to obtain a new licence for a community Type B radio programming undertaking, in order to continue the operation of CJSR-FM.


Following the publication of Broadcasting Public Notice 2007-31, First Alberta held its annual general meeting. Subsequent to that meeting, the licensee advised the Commission that it had elected four directors, including a university faculty representative, two community representatives and a students' union representative.

Commission's analysis and determination


In view of these changes, the Commission concludes that First Alberta is now in compliance with the requirements of the Campus Radio Policy with respect to the structure of its Board of Directors.


Accordingly, the Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the English-language, community-based campus FM radio programming undertaking CJSR-FM Edmonton, from 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2014.


The licence will be subject to the conditions set out in Public Notice 2000-156 as well as to the following condition:

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.


In accordance with the Campus Radio Policy, the Commission expects the licensee to take all the necessary steps to ensure that its Board of Directors includes balanced representation from among the student body, the associated college or university (for example, faculty or administration), station volunteers, and the community at large. To ensure continuity of direction, the Commission also encourages the licensee to establish positions on its Board of Directors with terms of more than one year. In addition, the Commission reminds the licensee that, in accordance with the requirements of Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility of non-Canadians), P.C. 1997-486, 8 April 1997, as amended by P.C. 1998-1268, 15 July 1998, the Chair and not less than 80% of the members of the Board of Directors must be Canadians ordinarily resident in Canada.

Employment equity


The Commission considers that campus 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

  • Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-31, 26 March 2007
  • New licence form for campus radio stations, Public Notice CRTC 2000-156, 16 November 2000
  • Campus radio policy, Public Notice CRTC 2000-12, 28 January 2000.
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Date Modified: 2007-07-27

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