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Route reference: 2012-224

Additional reference: 2012-224-1

Ottawa, 22 October 2012

North Superior Broadcasting Ltd.
Marathon, Nipigon/Red Rock, Hornepayne, Geraldton, Longlac, Nakina and White River, Ontario

Application 2011-1684-8, received 28 December 2011
Public hearing in the National Capital Region
19 June 2012

CFNO-FM Marathon and its transmitters – Licence renewal

1.   The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CFNO-FM Marathon and its transmitters CFNO-FM-1 Nipigon/Red Rock, CFNO-FM-2 Hornepayne, CFNO-FM-4 Geraldton, CFNO-FM-5 Longlac, CFNO-FM-7 Nakina and CFNO-FM-8 White River from 1 December 2012 to 31 August 2019.1 The terms and condition of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2.   In Broadcasting Decision 2008-363, the Commission granted CFNO-FM and its transmitters a short-term licence renewal for a period of four years based on its failure to comply with its obligations relating to Canadian talent development and with sections 2.2(8) and 2.2(9) of the Radio Regulations, 1986 (the Regulations) with respect to Canadian content for category 2 musical selections.

3.   The Commission finds that during the current licence term, the licensee has operated its undertaking in a manner consistent with its conditions of licence as well as the Regulations, and that it has addressed the concerns previously raised by the Commission in Broadcasting Decision 2008-363.

4.   In accordance with Public Notice 1992-59, the Commission also encourages the licensee to consider employment equity issues in its hiring practices and in all other aspects of its management of human resources.

Secretary General

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*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-583

Terms and condition of licence


The licence will take effect 1 December 2012 and expire 31 August 2019.

Condition of licence

  1. The licensee shall adhere to the standard conditions of licence set out in Conditions of licence for commercial AM and FM radio stations, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-62, 11 February 2009.

[1] In Broadcasting Decision 2012-341, the Commission administratively renewed the current licence from 1 September to 30 November 2012.

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