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Reference: 2015-45

Ottawa, 29 May 2015

Various licensees
Various locations in Newfoundland and Labrador

The application numbers are set out in the appendix to this decision.

Religious radio stations – Licence renewals

  1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licences for the religious radio programming undertakings listed in the appendix to this decision from 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2022. The conditions of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding these applications.


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

Employment equity

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

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to each licence.

Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-229

Conditions of licence for the religious radio programming undertakings renewed until 31 August 2022

The licensees 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, the conditions set out in the broadcasting licences for their undertakings, as well as to the applicable conditions of licence set out in the table below.

Licensee name Application number, call sign and location Additional conditions of licence to which the licensee must continue to adhere
Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Newfoundland and Labrador 2014-0829-5
VOAR Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, and its transmitters
VOAR-1-FM Bay Roberts,
VOAR-2-FM Marystown,
VOAR-3-FM Lewisport,
VOAR-4-FM Gander,
VOAR-5-FM Deer Lake,
VOAR-6-FM Botwood,
VOAR-7-FM Springdale,
VOAR-8-FM Grand Falls,
VOAR-9-FM Corner Brook,
VOAR-10-FM Port-aux-Basques, VOAR-11-FM Goose Bay and
VOAR-12-FM Wabush
If the licensee broadcasts religious programming as defined in Religious Broadcasting Policy, Public Notice CRTC 1993-78, 3 June 1993, as amended from time to time, the licensee shall adhere to the guidelines set out in sections III.B.2.a) and IV of that public notice regarding the provision of balance and ethics in religious programming.
Wesley United Church Radio Board 2014-0794-0
VOWR St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
The licensee shall, as an exception to the percentage of Canadian musical selections set out in sections 2.2(8) and 2.2(9) of the Radio Regulations, 1986 (the Regulations), in any broadcast week where at least 90% of musical selections from content category 2 that it broadcasts are selections released before 1 January 1981:

a) in that broadcast week, devote 30% or more of its musical selections from content category 2 to Canadian selections broadcast in their entirety; and
b) between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., in the period beginning on Monday of that week and ending on Friday of the same broadcast week, devote 30% or more of its musical selections from content category 2 to Canadian selections broadcast in their entirety.

The licensee will also be responsible for specifying, on the music lists it provides to the Commission, the year of release for all musical selections it broadcasts.

For the purposes of this condition, the terms “broadcast week,” “Canadian selection,” “content category” and “musical selection” shall have the same meaning as that set out in the Regulations.
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