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Route reference: 2014-454

Ottawa, 27 October 2014

CFMU Radio Incorporated
Hamilton, Ontario

Application 2013-1466-6, received 5 November 2013

CFMU-FM Hamilton – Licence renewal

  1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the campus radio programming undertaking CFMU-FM Hamilton from 1 January 2015Footnote 1 to 31 August 2021. The licensee shall adhere to the conditions of licence set out in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2012-304, as amended from time to time. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.


  1. Pursuant to section 22 of the Broadcasting Act, the broadcasting licence renewed in this decision will cease to have any force or effect if the broadcasting certificate issued by the Department of Industry lapse.

Filing of ownership information

  1. As set out in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-499, the Commission expects all community and campus licensees to file yearly updates on the composition of their boards of directors. These annual updates can be submitted at the time of submission of annual returns, following annual board of directors’ elections, or at any other time. As noted in Appendix 3 to that regulatory policy, licensees may submit such documentation via the Commission’s website.
  2. The licensee indicated that the station is operated by the McMaster Students Union. The licensee’s board of directors is composed of three members of the McMaster Students Union and two community members, including one volunteer, with no representation from the administration. The Commission notes that it has not received any complaints about the management of CFMU-FM and that the station is in compliance with the requirements for the filing of annual returns. Taking into consideration the particular governance history of this licensee, the Commission approves this governance model. The Commission reminds the licensee that prior approval by the Commission is required for any change to the governance model approved in this decision or to the effective control of CFMU-FM.

Employment equity

  1. The Commission considers that campus radio stations should be particularly sensitive to employment equity issues in order to reflect fully the communities they serve. It encourages the licensee to consider these 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.


Footnote 1
In Broadcasting Decision 2014-359, the Commission administratively renewed the licence for CFMU-FM until 31 December 2014.

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