Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2019-181

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Reference: Part 1 licence renewal applications posted on 28 February 2019

Ottawa, 28 May 2019

Various licensees
Various locations across Canada

Public record for these applications: 2018-0475-8, 2018-0811-4, 2018-0665-5, 2018-0661-3, 2018-0826-3 and 2018-0490-7

Various commercial radio stations – Licence renewals

  1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licences for the commercial radio programming undertakings set out below from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2026.
    Licensee Call sign and location Application
    C.J.S.D. Incorporated CJSD-FM Thunder Bay, Ontario 2018-0475-8
    Labbe Media Incorporated CJWA-FM Wawa and its transmitters CJWA-FM-1 Chapleau and CJWA-FM-3 Michipicoten, Ontario 2018-0811-4
    Corus Radio Inc. CJKR-FM Winnipeg, Manitoba 2018-0665-5
    Fabmar Communications Ltd. Footnote 1 CIXM-FM Whitecourt, Alberta 2018-0661-3
    Quinte Broadcasting Company Limited CJBQ Belleville, Ontario 2018-0826-3
    Starboard Communications Ltd. CJOJ-FM Belleville, Ontario 2018-0490-7
  2. The licensees 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, as well as to the conditions set out in the respective licence for the undertaking.
  3. With respect to CJKR-FM Winnipeg, the licensee shall also adhere to the following condition of licence:

    The licensee shall provide commercially reasonable access to advertising availabilities to unrelated operators of broadcasting undertakings and telecommunications service providers.

  4. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding these applications.


  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.

Cultural diversity

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

Employment equity

  1. Because Corus Radio Inc. is subject to the Employment Equity Act and files reports concerning employment equity with the Department of Employment and Social Development, its employment equity practices are not examined by the Commission.
  2. In accordance with Implementation of an employment equity policy, Public Notice CRTC 1992-59, 1 September 1992, the Commission encourages the remaining licensees to consider employment equity issues in their hiring practices and in all other aspects of their management of human resources.

Secretary General

This decision is to be appended to each licence.

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