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Route reference: 2013-317

Ottawa, 15 November 2013

Base Commander of Canadian Forces in Suffield
Suffield, Alberta

Application 2013-0231-4, received 30 January 2013

CKBF-FM Suffield – Licence renewal

1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the non-commercial radio programming undertaking CKBF-FM Suffield, Alberta, from 1 January 2014[1] to 31 august 2020. The terms and conditions of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision. The licence will be issued to the Base Commander of Canadian Forces Base in Suffield, authorizing Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Clagget in his capacity as Base Commander and any other person who subsequently occupies that position[2] to operate the undertaking. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.

2. The licensee provides a non-commercial FM radio service exclusively for the benefit of British Armed Forces personnel and their dependents stationed at Canadian Forces Base Suffield. The station offers a contemporary hit radio music format and broadcasts at least 50 hours of locally produced programming each week. The remaining programming is provided by Services Sound and Vision Corporation, a British-based service that offers a mixture of its own programming and that of the British Broadcasting Corporation.


3. The Commission reminds the licensee that the authority granted in Decision 2000-135 and the licence issued pursuant to that decision shall be void and of no effect if the programming service broadcast by the licensee is distributed by any broadcasting distribution undertaking.

4. The Commission also reminds the licensee that it is required to meet its commitments to broadcast:

5. Finally, 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 2013-612

Terms, conditions of licence and encouragement for the non-commercial radio programming undertaking CKBF-FM Suffield, Alberta


The licence will expire 31 August 2020.

Conditions of licence

  1. The licensee is relieved of the requirements set out in section 2.2 of the Radio Regulations, 1986 regarding the broadcast of Canadian musical selections.
  2. The licensee shall not broadcast any commercial messages.
  3. The licensee shall adhere to the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Equitable Portrayal Code, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.


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] The original licence expiry date for CKBF-FM was 31 August 2013. The licence was administratively renewed until 31 December 2013 as a result of Broadcasting Decision 2013-418.

[2] That person must be eligible to hold a licence in accordance with Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility of non-Canadians), P.C. 1997-486, 8 April 1997, as amended by P.C. 1998-1268, 15 July 1998.

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