Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-176

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Ottawa, 31 May 2017

Call for licence renewal applications

Submission of renewal applications for radio licences that will expire on 31 August 2018

  1. The Commission requests that the licensees listed in the appendix to this notice submit renewal applications for their radio licences expiring on 31 August 2018. The licensees must submit their renewal applications by no later than 31 August 2017.
  2. Licensees who do not wish to renew their licences beyond the expiry date indicated in this notice must advise the Commission in writing by no later than 31 August 2017.
  3. This call for applications is consistent with the procedures announced in New procedures for licence renewal applications, Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2015-116, 31 March 2015 (Broadcasting Information Bulletin 2015-116).
  4. The Commission will process the licence renewal applications under the rules for applications set out in Part 1 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure. However, where the Commission deems appropriate, the renewal applications may be published in a notice of consultation.
  5. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to comment on the renewal applications once these are posted on the Commission’s website.

Procedure for filing

  1. Licensees must file their renewal applications electronically by completing the Broadcasting Online Form and Cover Page using the secured service My CRTC Account (Partner Log In or GCKey Log In). A sample of the application form can be viewed on the web page Radio – Abridged Licence Renewal – Form 310. Licensees that have questions related to the application form may contact a Commission specialist at 1-866-781-1911.


  1. As set out in Broadcasting Information Bulletin 2015-116, radio licensees seeking amendments to their licences or technical changes should submit an application distinct from the licence renewal application.
  2. Pursuant to section 32 of the Broadcasting Act, unless otherwise exempt from the requirement to hold a licence, it is an offence to carry on a broadcasting undertaking without a licence. Failure to submit an application for renewal by the date specified in this notice may result in the expiry of the licence, after which the licensee would no longer have the authority to carry on a broadcasting undertaking.
  3. The Commission will announce at a later date the renewal process for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s various radio licences.

Secretary General

Appendix to Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-176

Radio licences that will expire on 31 August 2018

Campus and community radio stations

Licensee Call sign and location
B.C.I.T. Radio Society CFML-FM Burnaby, British Columbia
CKDU-FM Society CKDU-FM Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Kamloops Campus/Community Radio Society CFBX-FM Kamloops, British Columbia
The Mohawk College Radio Corporation CIOI-FM Hamilton, Ontario
Coop de solidarité radio communautaire de la MRC de Maskinongé CHHO-FM Louiseville, Quebec, and its transmitter CHHO-FM-1 Saint-Alexis-des-Monts
Cortes Community Radio Society CKTZ-FM Cortes Island, British Columbia
Haliburton County Community Radio Association CKHA-FM Haliburton, Ontario
Homegrown Community Radio CHCR-FM Killaloe, Ontario, and its transmitter
CHCR-FM-1 Wilno
La radio communautaire du comté CKMN-FM Rimouski/Mont-Joli, Quebec
Lillooet Camelsfoot T.V. and Radio Association CHLS-FM Lillooet, British Columbia
Radio-Acton inc. CFID-FM Acton Vale, Quebec
Radio Bellechasse-Etchemins CFIN-FM Lac-Etchemin, Quebec, and its transmitters CFIN-FM-1 Armagh, CFIN-FM-2 Saint-Malachie, CFIN-FM-3 Saint-Anselme and CFIN-FM-4 Saint-Jean de l’Ile d’Orléans
Radio communautaire Intergénération Jardin du Québec, CHOC-FM CHOC-FM Saint-Rémi, Quebec
San Lorenzo Latin American Community Centre CHHA Toronto, Ontario
Small Town Radio CFWN-FM Port Hope, Ontario
Valley Heritage Radio CJHR-FM Renfrew, Ontario
Wired World Inc. CKWR-FM Kitchener, Ontario

Native Type B radio stations

Licensee Call sign and location
Chimnissing Communications CKUN-FM Christian Island, Ontario
Director of Operations of Walpole Island First Nation Radio CFRZ-FM Walpole Island First Nation, Ontario
FDB Broadcasting Inc. CFDM-FM Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
General Manager, Kahnawake Keeps It Country Station CKKI-FM Kahnawake, Quebec
General Manager, Shubie FM Radio CIPU-FM Micmac, Nova Scotia
Wasauksing Communications Group CHRZ-FM Parry Sound, Ontario

Commercial radio stations

Licensee Call sign and location
663975 B.C. Ltd. CKFU-FM Fort St. John, British Columbia
7954689 Canada Inc. CFNV Montréal, Quebec
8159203 Canada Limited CKNT Mississauga, Ontario
8237646 Canada Inc. CIUX-FM Uxbridge, Ontario
Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation CFDC-FM Shelburne, Ontario
CFOS Owen Sound, Ontario
Blackgold Broadcasting Inc. CJLD-FM Leduc, Alberta
Cogeco Media Inc. CKOB-FM Trois-Rivières, Quebec
CKOY-FM Sherbrooke, Quebec
Golden West Broadcasting Ltd. CKFT-FM Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
CHWY-FM Weyburn, Saskatchewan
CKMW-FM Winkler/Morden, Manitoba
Groupe Attraction Radio inc. CILM-FM Chicoutimi, Quebec
Hector Broadcasting Company Limited CKEZ-FM New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Ltd. (the general partner) and Jim Pattison Industries Ltd. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Limited Partnership CKWD-FM Calgary, Alberta
CKNO-FM Edmonton, Alberta
Larche Communications Inc. CICS-FM Sudbury, Ontario
Maritime Broadcasting System Limited CKDY Digby, Nova Scotia, and its transmitter CKDY-1-FM Weymouth
My Broadcasting Corporation CJMB-FM Peterborough, Ontario
Newcap Inc. CIHI-FM Fredericton, New Brunswick
CKSQ-FM Stettler, Alberta
CHHI-FM Miramichi City, New Brunswick
Newfoundland Broadcasting Company Limited CHOZ-FM St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador, and its transmitters CFOZ-FM Argentia, CIOZ-FM Marystown, CJOZ-FM Elliston, CKMY-FM Rattling Brook, CKOZ-FM Corner Brook, CJMY-FM Clarenville, CIOS-FM Stephenville and CFAZ-FM Gander
Radio Acadie ltée CJVA-FM Caraquet, New Brunswick
Vista Radio Ltd. CKNR-FM Elliot Lake, Ontario, and its transmitter CKNR-FM-1 Elliot Lake
CFFM-FM-2 Quesnel, British Columbia, and its transmitter CFFM-FM-1 100 Mile House
CKWL Williams Lake, British Columbia
CHNV-FM Nelson, British Columbia, and its transmitter CHNV-FM-1 Crawford Bay
CIRX-FM-1 Vanderhoof, British Columbia, and its transmitter CIRX-FM-2 Fort St. James
CIVH Vanderhoof, British Columbia, and its transmitters CIFL Fraser Lake and CIFJ Fort St. James

Commercial radio stations (religious or Christian music)

Licensee Call sign and location
1486781 Ontario Limited CFWC-FM Brantford, Ontario
Bertor Communications Ltd. CFAQ-FM Blucher, Saskatchewan
King’s Kids Promotions Outreach Ministries Incorporated CKOS-FM Fort McMurray, Alberta
Miramichi Fellowship Center, Inc. CJFY-FM Miramichi City, New Brunswick, and its transmitter CJFY-FM-1 Blackville
Christian Hit Radio Inc. CHRI-FM Ottawa, Ontario, and its transmitters CHRI-FM-1 Cornwall and CHRI-FM-2 Pembroke
City Church Halifax CIRP-FM Spryfield, Nova Scotia
Sound of Faith Broadcasting CJTW-FM Kitchener, Ontario
United Christian Broadcasters Media Canada CJOA-FM Thunder Bay, Ontario

Commercial radio stations (ethnic)

Licensee Call sign and location
105.9 FM Ltd. CJVF-FM Scarborough, Ontario
Canadian Hellenic Toronto Radio Inc. CHTO Toronto, Ontario, and its transmitter CHTO-1 Mississauga
Dufferin Communications Inc. CKJS Winnipeg, Manitoba
Multicultural Broadcasting Corporation Inc. CKYR-FM Calgary, Alberta

Subscription Radio – Satellite

Licensee Name of service Location
Sirius XM Canada Inc. Sirius Canada and XM Canada Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario
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