ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Procedural Letter addressed to Tejinder Singh Saini (Akash Broadcasting Inc.)

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Ottawa, 12 July 2019

By Email:

Tejinder Singh Saini
Manager, Akash Broadcasting Inc.
13376 Comber Way
Surrey, BC 
V3W 5V9

Subject: Part 1 Broadcasting Application – 2019-0510-1 (CJCN-FM Surrey)

Dear Tejinder Singh Saini,

This is in reference to the above-noted application by Akash Broadcasting Inc. (Akash) for a technical amendment to change the authorized service contours of the unlaunched commercial specialty ethnic FM radio station (CJCN-FM) in Surrey, British Columbia.

In order to pursue the analysis of this application, please address the following.


Pursuant to section 22(1)b) of the CRTC Rules of Procedure (“The Rules”), an application must be served on any respondent. A respondent is defined in section 1 of the Rules as “a person that is adverse in interest to an applicant”. The guidelines on the Rules include a chart of persons generally considered to be respondents (paragraph 61). The list is not exhaustive since parties that can be considered respondents depend on the specific facts of the application.

We note that you have not served your application on any respondents.

In light of the above, you are therefore required to serve the application on the incumbent ethnic radio licensees that service Surrey by 19 July 2019. Note that a document is not served until it is received by the intended recipient. Therefore, if you are serving a person by mail, you must send it in time for it to be delivered on or before 19 July 2019.

Furthermore, as per section 8 of the application form, Respondents, please revise the chart below with the required information as stated in the Rules.

Respondents information

Respondent Mail or Email address Date served

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

The information requested herein should be submitted to the Commission by no later than 19 July 2019, failing which, the application may be returned to be completed and resubmitted with the Commission should Akash wish to pursue this proposal

The Commission requires the response or other documents to be submitted electronically by using the secured service “My CRTC Account” (Partner Log In or GCKey) and filing the “Broadcasting 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 this application, please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone at 873-353-4724, by fax at 819-994-0218 or by e-mail at


Sherwin Pagtakhan
Analyst, Radio Policy & Applications

cc. Andrew Forsyth - 

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