Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-106
Reference: Part 1 application posted on 16 February 2017
Ottawa, 21 April 2017
8384860 Canada Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia
CHLG-FM Vancouver – Licence amendment
The Commission approves the application by 8384860 Canada Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio station CHLG-FM Vancouver in order to direct a total of $185,000 in Canadian content development contributions to two concert events featuring Aboriginal music.
- 8384860 Canada Inc. (Newcap) filed an application to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio station CHLG-FM Vancouver, pursuant to CHLG-FM Vancouver – Licence amendment, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-50, 10 February 2016 (Broadcasting Decision 2016-50). Specifically, as directed in that decision, the licensee requested to amend its condition of licence regarding Canadian content development (CCD) contributions in order to direct a total of $185,000 ($183,333 plus interest) to initiatives that support the development of Aboriginal music and programming. Newcap proposed to direct the funds to the concert events Honda Celebration of Light and The Drum is Calling Festival. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
- Newcap stated that this request was based on the fact that the broadcasting licences of Aboriginal Voices Radio Inc., the original recipient of the CCD funds, have been revoked.
Commission’s analysis and decision
- The Commission is satisfied that the proposed initiatives support Aboriginal music and programming, consistent with its determinations in Broadcasting Decision 2016-50.
- In light of the above, the Commission approves the application by 8384860 Canada Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CHLG-FM Vancouver. Specifically, the Commission replaces the licensee’s current condition of licence 5 relating to CCD contributions with the following condition of licence:
To fulfill its original commitment to Canadian content development set out in Appendix 4 to Licensing of new radio stations to serve the Vancouver radio market, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-117, 30 May 2008, the licensee shall, in addition to any contributions required under section 15 of the Radio Regulations, 1986, as amended from time to time, contribute a total of $185,000 in the 2016-2017 broadcast year to Honda Celebration of Light and The Drum is Calling Festival in support of the development of Aboriginal music and programming.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
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