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Route reference: 2013-322

Ottawa, 14 November 2013

United Christian Broadcasters Canada
Belleville, Ontario

Application 2012-1581-4, received 12 December 2012

CKJJ-FM Belleville and its transmitters – Licence renewal

1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the specialty (Christian music) radio programming undertaking CKJJ-FM Belleville, Ontario, and its transmitters[1] ckjj-fm-2 brockville, ckjj-fm-3 kingston and ckjj-fm-4 bancroft from 1 january 2014[2] to 31 August 2020. The terms and conditions of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision.

2. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.

3. In Broadcasting Decision 2010-443, the Commission renewed CKJJ-FM’s licence for a short-term period of three years, given the station’s non-compliance with the filing of annual returns and its condition of licence relating to Canadian talent development contributions. The Commission notes that these non-compliance issues have been resolved. In addition, the Commission notes that in the last licence term,[3] the licensee was in compliance with its regulatory requirements.

4. Pursuant to section 22 of the Broadcasting Act, the Commission reminds the licensee that the broadcasting licence will cease to have any force or effect if the broadcasting certificate issued by the Department of Industry lapses.

Secretary General

Related documents

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-609

Terms, conditions of licence and encouragement for the specialty (Christian music) radio programming undertaking CKJJ-FM Belleville, Ontario, and its transmitters CKJJ-FM-2 Brockville, CKJJ-FM-3 Kingston and CKJJ-FM-4 Bancroft


The licence will expire 31 August 2020.

Conditions of licence

  1. The licensee shall adhere to the conditions set out in Conditions of licence for commercial AM and FM radio stations, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-62, 11 February 2009, as amended from time to time, with the exception of condition of licence 7.
  2. The station shall be operated within the Specialty format as defined in A review of certain matters concerning radio, Public Notice CRTC 1995-60, 21 April 1995, and Revised content categories and subcategories for radio, Public Notice CRTC 2010-819, 5 November 2010, as amended from time to time.
  3. The licensee shall devote at least 95% of all musical selections broadcast each broadcast week to selections from subcategory 35 (Non-classic religious).
  4. The licensee must ensure that at least 15% of all content category 3 (Special Interest Music) musical selections broadcast each broadcast week are Canadian selections.
  5. Where the licensee broadcasts religious programming as defined in Religious Broadcasting Policy, Public Notice CRTC 1993-78, 3 June 1993, the licensee shall adhere to the guidelines set out in sections III.B.2.a) and IV of that public notice with respect to the provision of balance and ethics in religious programming, as amended from time to time.

For the purposes of these conditions of licence, “broadcast week”, “Canadian selection” and “musical selection” shall have the same meanings as set out in the Radio Regulations, 1986.


In accordance with Implementation of an employment equity policy, Public Notice CRTC 1992-59, 1 September 1992, the Commission encourages the licensee to consider employment equity issues in its hiring practices and in all other aspects of its management of human resources.


[1] CKJJ-FM’s rebroadcasting transmitter CKJJ-FM-1 Cobourg ceased operations following the licensing of CIYM-FM Brighton to operate at 100.9 MHz in Broadcasting Decision 2009-277. The licensee now operates the originating station CHJJ-FM Cobourg, which the Commission licensed in Broadcasting Decision 2011-115.

[2] The original expiry date for the station was 31 August 2013. The broadcasting licence was administratively renewed until 31 December 2013 as a result of Broadcasting Decision 2013-418.

[3] 1 July 2010 to 31 August 2013

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