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Route reference: 2011-675
Additional reference: 2011-675-3
Ottawa, 7 May 2012
General Manager, Kahkewistahaw Radio Station
Application 2011-0407-5, received 11 February 2011
Public hearing in Miramichi, New Brunswick
16 January 2012
Type B Native FM radio station in Broadview
The Commission approves an application for a broadcasting licence to operate an English- and Native-language, low-power Type B Native FM radio station in Broadview, Saskatchewan.
1. The Commission received an application by Monica Wasacase, in her capacity as the General Manager of the radio station to be known as Kahkewistahaw Radio Station, for a broadcasting licence to operate an English- and Native-language, low-power Type B Native FM radio programming undertaking in Broadview, Saskatchewan. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
2. The station would operate at 105.7 MHz (channel 289LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 22.7 metres).
3. The station would broadcast 126 hours of station-produced programming. A minimum of five hours of spoken word programming would be in the Cree and Saulteaux languages. The station would also broadcast Aboriginal programming to enable the understanding of the culture and history. During each broadcast week, 18.5% of the music broadcast would be performed or composed by Aboriginal artists.
4. The Commission is satisfied that the application is consistent with the provisions for Type B Native radio stations set out in Native Broadcasting Policy, Public Notice CRTC 1990-89, 20 September 1990. Accordingly, the Commission approves the application by Monica Wasacase, in her capacity as the General Manager of the radio station to be known as Kahkewistahaw Radio Station, for a broadcasting licence to operate an English- and Native-language, low-power Type B Native FM radio programming undertaking in Broadview, Saskatchewan. The terms and conditions of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision.
5. As set out in the terms section of the appendix to this decision, since this radio station will be a low-power unprotected service, the applicant will have to select another frequency if the Department of Industry so requires.
*This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-271
Terms and conditions of licence for the English- and Native-language, low-power Type B Native FM radio programming undertaking in Broadview, Saskatchewan
The licence will be issued to the General Manager of Kahkewistahaw Radio Station, authorizing Monica Wasacase, in her capacity as the General Manager of Kahkewistahaw Radio Station, and any subsequent person1 occupying that position, to operate the aforementioned undertaking.
The Commission will issue the licence once the applicant has confirmed in writing the name of the General Manager and the name of the radio station.
The licence will expire 31 August 2018.
The station will operate at 105.7 MHz (channel 289LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 22.7 metres).
The Department of Industry (the Department) has advised the Commission that while this application is conditionally technically acceptable, it will only issue a broadcasting certificate when it has determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.
The Commission reminds the applicant that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, no licence may be issued until the Department notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.
Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM service, the Commission also reminds the applicant that it will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.
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 7 May 2014. 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.
Conditions of licence
1. The licensee shall devote, in each broadcast week, not less than 35% of its musical selections from content category 2 (Popular Music) to Canadian selections broadcast in their entirety.
For the purposes of this condition of licence, the terms “broadcast week,” “Canadian selection,” “content category” and “musical selection” shall have the same meaning as that set out in the Radio Regulations, 1986.
2. The licensee shall adhere to the Equitable Portrayal Code, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.
3. The licensee shall adhere to the Broadcast Code for Advertising to Children, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.
1 The person occupying that position must be eligible to hold a broadcasting licence in accordance with Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility of Non-Canadians). The Commission must be advised in writing when the person occupying this position changes. The Commission must also be advised in writing if the title of the position or the name of the station changes.
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