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Ottawa, 16 September 2013

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Media
Rogers Broadcasting Limited
333 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1G9

By E-mail:

Re: Broadcasting application 2013-1215-7

Dear Ms. Wheeler,

This is in reference to the application by Rogers Broadcasting Limited (Rogers) to amend the licence of the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CKGB-FM Timmins, Ontario, which was published as a Part 1 application on 5 September 2013.

Section 22 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that an applicant must serve its application on a respondent defined as a person who is “adverse in interest.” The guidelines on the Rules of procedure[1] include a chart of persons generally considered to be respondents (paragraph 61). The list is not exhaustive since parties that can be considered respondents depend on the specific facts of the application.

We note that while you have served your application on the English-language commercial station CHMT-FM on 29 August 2013, your list of respondents does not include other incumbent/existing services that could also be “adverse in interest.”

As noted in section 3.1(b) of your application, Rogers stated that it does not believe that the addition of 30 minutes of French-language advertising material per broadcast week would have an impact on CHYK-FM, the French-language commercial radio station serving Timmins. Please note that Commission staff is of the view that CHYK-FM could also be “adverse in interest.”

In light of the above facts related to the application, you are required to serve the application on CHYK-FM by 23 September 2013. Note that a document is not served until it is received by the intended recipient. Therefore, if you are serving a person by mail, you must send it in time for it to be delivered on or before 23 September 2013.

Furthermore, as per section 8 of the application form, Respondents, please revise the chart below with the required information as stated in the Rules of Practice and Procedure.

*Respondent *Mail or E-mail Address *Date Served

Considering the above request, the timetable for the proceeding is changed as follows:

Part 1
Subject Posted Date Deadlines
Related Documents
Part 1 Rogers Broadcasting Limited

Addition of a condition of licence (French-language advertising)

Timmins, Ontario



Open application for applicant contact information.
5 September 2013 7 October 2013
(Old deadline)

15 October 2013
(New deadline)

The information requested herein should be received by the Commission no later than 23 September 2013, failing which, your application may be returned to be completed and resubmitted with the Commission should you wish to pursue this proposal.

The Commission requires that you submit your documents electronically using the secured service My CRTC Account” (Partner Log In or GCKey) and fill in the “Broadcasting and Telecom Cover page” or the “Broadcasting Online Form and Cover Page” located on this web page. Also on this web page you will find information on the submission of applications to the Commission Submitting applications and other documents to the CRTC using My CRTC Account).

A copy of this letter and all related correspondence will be added to the public record of the proceeding.

Should you need further information concerning your application, please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone at (819) 997-4716 or by fax at 819-994-0218.

Yours sincerely,

Angie Rusland
CRTC Radio Analyst
Broadcasting - Radio

[1] Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-959

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