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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-16

  Ottawa, 24 January 2008
  CJRT-FM Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
  Application 2007-1610-3, received 15 November 2007
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-137
7 December 2007

CJRT-FM Toronto - Use of the SCMO channel


The Commission approves the application by CJRT-FM Inc., licensee of CJRT-FM Toronto, for authority to use a subsidiary communications multiplex operations (SCMO) channel for the purpose of broadcasting a predominantly Hindi- and Tamil-language radio service offering music and spoken word programming, including religious programming. The new SCMO service will replace CJRT-FM's predominantly Korean-language SCMO service approved in Broadcasting Decision 2005-474.


The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.


Programming broadcast using an SCMO channel is not accessible with standard radio equipment and requires instead the use of a special receiver. The Commission's policy regarding services using the SCMO channel of FM stations is set out in Public Notice 1989-23. The policy states that the Commission would be concerned if an SCMO service were to have a negative impact on existing local conventional ethnic broadcasters.No such broadcaster opposed this application. The Commission is satisfied that approval of this application will not cause undue negative impact on existing local conventional ethnic radio stations.


The Commission reminds CJRT-FM Inc. that, as stated in section 3(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Act, it is responsible for the programs that it broadcasts. The Commission expects CJRT-FM Inc. to ensure that its SCMO service is operated in a responsible manner and that it adheres to the guidelines regarding the provision of SCMO services set out in Appendix A to Public Notice 1989-23.
  Secretary General

Related documents

  • CJRT-FM Toronto - Use of the SCMO channel, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-474, 3 October 2005
  • Services Using the Vertical Blanking Interval (Television) or Subsidiary Communications Multiplex Operation (FM), Public Notice CRTC 1989-23, 23 March 1989
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