Broadcasting Procedural Letter addressed to Jasvir Sandhu (Radio Humsafar Inc.)

Ottawa, 1 March 2019

Jasvir Sandhu, President
Radio Humsafar Inc.
7655 rue Cordner
Lasalle, QC
H8N 2X2

By Email: js@radiohumsafar.com

Re: Broadcasting application 2019-0040-8

Dear Mr. Sandhu,

This is in reference to the application by Radio Humsafar Inc. (Radio Humsafar) for a technical amendment for the unlaunched ethnic commercial radio programming undertaking CIRF Brampton, Ontario, which was published as a Part 1 application on 25 January 2019.

Technical analysis

In Decision Letter L2016-98, dated 7 December 2016, the Commission approved application 2016-1173-1 by Radio Humsafar for a technical amendment, specifically for the relocation of its transmitter, which was originally approved in Broadcasting Decision 2015-471.

However, staff notes that the Department of Industry (the Department) did not issue a certificate of technical acceptance for that technical amendment. Staff notes that pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the authority granted by the Commission only becomes effective when the Department notifies the Commission that the technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.

Therefore, the since the Department did not notify the Commission that the technical requirements have been met, the Commission’s approval of that application is no longer valid.

As a result of the above, the coordinates provided in relation to the present operations of the station submitted in question 4.2 of your application should refer to the coordinates approved in Broadcasting Decision 2015-471.

In light of the above:

  1. Please submit revised technical parameters in relation to the present operations of the station that refer to those originally approved in Broadcasting Decision 2015-471, as requested in question 4.2.
  2. Please submit GIS-compatible, clearly legible comparative maps that include the transmitter coordinates of the transmitter, as originally approved in Broadcasting Decision 2015-471 as the present operation, as revised Appendix B to your application.
  3. Please submit this revised technical information to the Department and submit proof of this filing to the Commission, as a revised Appendix A to your application, as requested in question 10 of the application form.
  4. Please submit revised “present” estimates for the population and households that would be served using the contours that were approved in Broadcasting Decision 2015-471, as requested in question 7.2 of the application form.

Considering the above requests, the timetable for the proceeding is changed as follows:

Notice
Number/
Part 1
Subject Posted Date Deadlines
(Interventions/
Comments/
Answers)
Related Documents
Part 1 Radio Humsafar Inc.
Technical amendment - contours
Brampton, Ontario
CIRF
2019-0040-8
Open application for applicant contact information.
25 January 2019 (1 March 2019
Old deadline)

15 March 2019
(New deadline)
Interventions
Procedural Letter 11 February 2019
Procedural Letter 5 February 2019
Responses to requests for information

The deadline for the filing of replies by applicants is extended to 20 March 2019.

The information requested herein should be received by the Commission no later than 11 March 2019, failing which, your application may be returned to be completed and resubmitted with the Commission should you wish to pursue this proposal.

The Commission requires that you submit your documents electronically using the secured service My CRTC Account” (Partner Log In or GCKey) and fill in the “Broadcasting and Telecom Cover page” or the “Broadcasting Online Form and Cover Page” located on this web page. Also on this web page you will find information on the submission of applications to the Commission Submitting applications and other documents to the CRTC using My CRTC Account). 

A copy of this letter and all related correspondence will be added to the public record of the proceeding.

Should you need further information concerning your application, please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone at (819) 639-3173 or by fax at 819-994-0218.

Yours sincerely,

Angie Blakeney
CRTC Radio Analyst
Broadcasting - Radio

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