Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2018-160

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Reference: Part 1 licence renewal application posted on 23 February 2018

Ottawa, 11 May 2018

Newcap Inc.
Stettler, Alberta

Public record for this application: 2017-0652-4

CKSQ-FM Stettler – Licence renewal

  1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CKSQ-FM Stettler, Alberta from 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2025. The terms and conditions of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.


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

Employment equity

  1. Because this licensee is subject to the Employment Equity Act and files reports with the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development, its employment equity practices are not examined by the Commission.

Secretary General

This decision is to be appended to the licence.

Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2018-160

Terms, conditions of licence and expectation for the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CKSQ-FM Stettler, Alberta


The licence shall expire 31 August 2025.

Conditions of licence

  1. The licensee 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, with the exception of condition of licence 8, as well as to the conditions set out in the licence for the undertaking.
  2. To fulfill its outstanding commitments to Canadian content development (CCD) set out in the appendix to CKSQ Stettler – Conversion to the FM band, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-111, 22 February 2012, the licensee shall contribute $2,500 to CCD in the 2018-2019 broadcast year (i.e. by 31 August 2019) in addition to the required basic annual contribution to CCD set out in section 15 of the Radio Regulations, 1986. The licensee shall allocate at least 20% of this amount to FACTOR. The remainder shall be allocated to parties and initiatives fulfilling the definition of eligible initiatives set out in paragraph 108 of Commercial Radio Policy 2006, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-158, 15 December 2006.


The Commission expects the licensee to reflect the cultural diversity of Canada in its programming and employment equity practices.

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