Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2018-204
References: Part 1 licence renewal applications posted on 23 February 2018
Ottawa, 13 June 2018
Various locations in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec
Public record for these applications: 2017-0711-8, 2017-0632-6, 2017-0504-7, 2017-0626-9, 2017-0745-7, 2017-0614-4, 2017-0624-3 and 2017-0782-9
Various campus and community radio stations – Licence renewals
- The Commission renews the broadcasting licences for the campus and community radio programming undertakings listed below from 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2025. The terms and conditions of licence for these stations are set out in the appendix to this decision.
Licensee Call sign and location Application Cortes Community Radio Society CKTZ-FM Cortes Island, British Columbia 2017-0504-7 The Kamloops Campus/Community Radio Society CFBX-FM Kamloops, British Columbia 2017-0711-8 Lillooet Camelsfoot T.V. and Radio Association CHLS-FM Lillooet, British Columbia 2017-0745-7 Haliburton County Community Radio Association CKHA-FM Haliburton, Ontario 2017-0626-9 The Mohawk College Radio Corporation CIOI-FM Hamilton, Ontario 2017-0632-6 Small Town Radio CFWN-FM Port Hope, Ontario 2017-0782-9 San Lorenzo Latin American Community Centre CHHA Toronto, Ontario 2017-0624-3 Radio-Acton inc. CFID-FM Acton Vale, Quebec 2017-0614-4
- The Commission received interventions in support of the applications filed by Cortes Community Radio Society, The Kamloops Campus/Community Radio Society, Lillooet Camelsfoot T.V. and Radio Association, Haliburton County Community Radio Association, Small Town Radio and San Lorenzo Latin American Community Centre.
- In Broadcasting Decision 2011-699, the Commission approved an application by Small Town Radio to operate an English-language community radio station in Port Hope. In its renewal application, Small Town Radio indicated that it intends to change the physical location of the station from Port Hope to Cobourg and to seek advertising from its local coverage area, albeit with no change to the station’s programming or authorized contours. In addition, the licensee requested to be renewed under the same terms and conditions of licence. The proposed changes do not appear to raise concern with respect to the Commission’s policies or regulations. Nonetheless, to safeguard the integrity of the original licensing process for the station, the Commission expects Small Town Radio to continue to provide an accessible community radio programming service for local residents in Port Hope, which meets the role, definition and mandate for community radio stations set out in the Campus and Community Radio Policy (Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-499). An expectation to this effect is set out in the appendix to this decision.
- 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.
- English-language community FM radio station in Port Hope, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-699, 10 November 2011
- Campus and community radio policy, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-499, 22 July 2010
This decision is to be appended to each licence.
Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2018-204
Terms, conditions of licence, expectations and encouragement for the campus and community radio programming undertakings CKTZ-FM Cortes Island, CFBX-FM Kamloops and CHLS-FM Lillooet, British Columbia; CKHA-FM Haliburton, CIOI-FM Hamilton, CFWN-FM Port Hope and CHHA Toronto, Ontario; and CFID-FM Acton Vale, Quebec
The licences will take effect 1 September 2018 and expire 31 August 2025.
Conditions of licence applicable to all stations
- The licensee shall adhere to the conditions of licence set out in Standard conditions of licence for campus and community radio stations, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2012-304, 22 May 2012, as well as to the conditions set out in the broadcasting licence for the undertaking.
Additional condition of licence applicable to CKTZ-FM Cortes Island and CFWN-FM Port Hope
- As an exception to section 2.2(8) of the Radio Regulations, 1986, the licensee shall devote no less than 40% of its musical selections from content category 2 (Popular Music) in each broadcast week to Canadian selections broadcast in their entirety.
Additional condition of licence applicable to CKHA-FM Haliburton
- The licensee shall adhere to the Policy Regarding Open-Line Programming, Public Notice CRTC 1988-213, 23 December 1988.
Additional conditions of licence applicable to CHHA Toronto
- The licensee shall devote 100% of the programming broadcast in each broadcast week to ethnic programs, as defined in the Radio Regulations, 1986, as amended from time to time.
- The licensee shall devote a minimum of 75% of the programming broadcast in each broadcast week to third-language programs, as defined in the Radio Regulations, 1986, as amended from time to time.
- The licensee shall devote a minimum of 60% of the ethnic programs broadcast in each broadcast week to Spanish-language programs, targeting the many cultural groups within the Spanish-speaking community.
- The licensee shall broadcast, in each broadcast week, ethnic programs directed to a minimum of four cultural groups in at least four different languages.
Origins of the cultural groups to be served:
- North America: Mexico
- Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
- Caribbean: Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico
- South America: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay
- Europe: Spain
Expectations applicable to all stations
The Commission expects the licensee to reflect the cultural diversity of Canada in its programming and employment practices.
As set out in Campus and community radio policy, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-499, 22 July 2010, the Commission expects all community and campus licensees to file yearly updates on the composition of their board 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 regulatory policy, licensees may submit such information through the Commission’s website.
Additional expectation applicable to CFWN-FM Port Hope
The Commission expects the licensee to continue to provide an accessible community radio programming service for local residents in Port Hope, which meets the role, definition and mandate for community radio stations set out in Campus and community radio policy, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-499, 22 July 2010.
Encouragement applicable to all stations
The Commission considers that community and campus radio stations should be particularly sensitive to employment equity issues in order to fully reflect the communities they serve. The Commission encourages the licensee to consider these issues in its hiring practices and in all other aspects of its management of human resources.
- Date modified: