ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-761

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  Route reference: 2009-645
  Ottawa, 8 December 2009
  Touch Canada Broadcasting (2006) Inc. (the general partner) and 1188011 Alberta Ltd. and Touch Canada Broadcasting Inc. (the limited partners), carrying on business as Touch Canada Broadcasting  Limited Partnership
Red Deer, Alberta
  Application 2008-1552-4, received 19 November 2008

Use of frequency 90.5 MHz for the new commercial FM station in Red Deer


The Commission approves the application by Touch Canada Broadcasting (2006) Inc. (the general partner) and 1188011 Alberta Ltd. and Touch Canada Broadcasting Inc. (the limited partners), carrying on business as Touch Canada Broadcasting Limited Partnership (Touch Canada) to operate its new English-language commercial FM radio station in Red Deer, Alberta at 90.5 MHz (channel 213C1) with an average effective radiated power of 15,000 watts. There were no interventions to this application. The implementation of this station is subject to the notification by the Department of Industry (the Department) discussed in paragraph 4.


The applicant filed this application further to the Commission’s direction in Broadcasting Decision 2008-287. In that decision, the Commission stated that it would only issue a licence for this station provided that the applicant submitted, within three months of the date of that decision, an amendment to its application proposing the use of another FM frequency and technical parameters that are acceptable to both the Commission and the Department.


In filing its present application, Touch Canada initially proposed the use of 101.3 MHz for its radio station in Red Deer. However, the applicant revised its proposal following the issuance of Broadcasting Decision 2009-320, in which the Commission approved an application by L.A. Radio Group Inc. for the use of 101.3 MHz to operate a new English-language commercial FM radio station in Red Deer.

Condition prior to the implementation of the new undertaking


The Commission reminds the applicant that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued. Therefore, in the absence of the notification by the Department, the applicant will not be able to implement the new undertaking approved in this decision.


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 8 December 2011, In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted at least 60 days before this date.
  Secretary General

Related documents

  • Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2009-645, 13 October 2009

  • Use of frequency 101.3 MHz by the new FM radio station in Red Deer, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-320, 1 June 2009

  • Licensing of new radio stations to serve Red Deer and technical changes relating to CJUV-FM Lacombe, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-287, 17 October 2008

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