ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-185

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Broadcasting Public Notice 2008-116
  Ottawa, 8 April 2009

Commission's findings following its call for comments on the capacity of the radio markets of Iroquois Falls, and Cochrane, Ontario to support the licencing of new commercial radio stations


In Broadcasting Public Notice 2008-116, the Commission announced that it had received applications for broadcasting licences to provide commercial radio services to Iroquois Falls, and Cochrane, Ontario. The Commission expressed concern that these radio markets may not have the capacity to support the addition of new commercial radio stations at this time and called for comments from all interested parties.


Based on its analysis of the comments received in response to this call as well as its review of the financial performance of incumbent radio stations and the economic situation in light of the recession, the Commission finds that the radio markets of Cochrane, and Iroquois Falls do not have the capacity to support new commercial radio stations at this time. Consistent with Broadcasting Public Notice 2006-159, the Commission will not generally be disposed to accept applications for new commercial radio stations to serve the markets in question for a period of two years from the date of the present decision.
  Secretary General

Related documents

  • Call for comments respecting the capacity of the Iroquois Falls, Ontario and Cochrane, Ontario radio markets to support the licensing of new commercial radio stations, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-116, 4 December 2008
  • Revised policy concerning the issuance of calls for radio applications and a new process for applications to serve small markets, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-159, 15 December 2006
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