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Ottawa, 16 September 2015

Mr. Edward Torres
Chief Executive Officer
Torres Media Ottawa Inc.
380 Hunt Club Rd, suite 203
Ottawa, ON K1V 1C1

By E-mail:

Re:  2015-0994-4

Dear Mr. Torres:

This is in reference to the application by Torres Media Ottawa Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CIDG-FM Ottawa by amending its conditions of licence relating to the broadcast of category 3 music (Special Interest Music), to the level of Canadian content and to Canadian content development (CCD) contributions.

Section 28(1)(a) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that the Commission may request parties to file information, particulars or documents where needed.

Please provide the following information:

  1. In section 3.1 (Description of application) of the application form you request to delete the conditions of licence relating to Category 3 music and CCD contributions. Furthermore, you propose to modify the existing condition of licence relating to Canadian content by decreasing the level of Canadian content to 35%.

    To clarify for the record, please specify the condition(s) of licence which correspond to each of the above-noted proposals. Please refer to Appendix 3 in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-481 for the appropriate condition of licence.

  2. As mentioned above, we note that you are seeking to reduce the minimum percentage of Canadian musical selections in content category 2 from 40% to 35%. However, the proposed text for the revised condition of licence set out in section 3.2 e. of the application form would actually require CIDG-FM to devote a minimum of 40% Canadian content over the broadcast week and a minimum of 35% Canadian content between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.

    Please confirm that the proposed text of the condition of licence is correct or provide a revised proposed condition of licence.

Deadline for response

The information requested herein should be received at the Commission no later than 22 September 2015, failing which, your application may be returned to be completed and resubmitted with the Commission should you wish to pursue this proposal.

Timeline change

Considering the above request, the deadline for filing interventions for the proceeding is changed as follows:

Part 1
Subject Posted Date Deadlines
Related Documents
Part 1 Torres Media Ottawa Inc.

Add/amend/delete condition of licence

Ottawa/Gatineau (Hull), Ontario



Open application for applicant contact information.
31 August 2015 30 September 2015

7 October 2015
(New Deadline)

A copy of this letter and your reply should be added to your application to be made available for public examination.

We also ask that you repeat each question in your reply.

The Commission requires that your response and/or other documents be submitted electronically by using the secured service “My CRTC Account” (Partner Log In or GCKey) and filling 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.”

Should you need further information concerning your application, please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone at 819-997-4724 or by fax at 819-994-0218.

Yours truly,

André Joly
Senior Analyst
Radio Policy & Applications

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