Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-181

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Reference: Part 1 licence renewal applications posted on 26 January 2016

Ottawa, 12 May 2016

Various licensees
Guelph, Thunder Bay and Toronto, Ontario

The application numbers are set out in this decision.

Campus radio stations – Licence renewals

  1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licences for the campus radio programming undertakings set out in the table below from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2023.
    Licensee Call sign, location and application number
    University of Guelph Radio-Radio Gryphon CFRU-FM Guelph, Ontario
    LU Campus Radio Inc. CILU-FM Thunder Bay
    University of Toronto Community Radio Inc. CIUT-FM Toronto
  2. The Commission received an intervention in support of the applications filed by LU Campus Radio Inc. and University of Guelph Radio-Radio Gryphon from the National Campus and Community Radio Association.
  3. The licensees shall adhere to the conditions of licence set out in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2012-304 as well as to the conditions set out in the broadcasting licences for each undertaking.
  4. In addition, the licensee of CIUT-FM Toronto shall adhere to the following conditions of licence:

    The licensee is authorized to use a Subsidiary Communications Multiplex Operations channel to broadcast predominantly Punjabi- and Hindi-language programming.

    The licensee is authorized to use a Subsidiary Communications Multiplex Operations channel to broadcast a predominantly Korean-language radio service.


  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.

Filing of ownership information

  1. As set out in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-499, the Commission expects all community and campus radio station 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 policy, licensees may submit such documentation via the Commission’s website.

Employment equity

  1. The Commission considers that campus and community radio stations should be particularly sensitive to employment equity issues in order to reflect fully the communities they serve. It encourages the licensees 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 each licence.

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