Broadcasting - Commission Letter addressed to Marc Carnes (CKUA Radio Foundation)

Ottawa, 30 July 2021


Marc Carnes
CKUA Radio Foundation
9804 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 0C5  

Re: Application 2021-0506-4 - CKUA-FM Edmonton, AB to amend the technical parameters of its rebroadcasting transmitter CKUA-FM-13 Drumheller, AB

Dear Mr. Carnes,

This is in reference to the above-noted application by CKUA Radio Foundation for an amendment to the broadcasting licence of CKUA-FM Edmonton, AB, in order to amend the technical parameters of its rebroadcasting transmitter CKUA-FM-13 Drumheller, AB.

In order to assess this application, please address the following questions:

Annual Returns Filed Incomplete – Missing Financial Statements

Pursuant to subsection 9(2) of the Radio Regulations, 1986, (the Regulations), licensees are required to file, no later than 30 November of each year, their annual return for the broadcast year ending the previous 31 August. Failure to file these returns, in whole or in part, by the required date of 30 November of each year, may result in apparent non-compliance.

According to Commission records, although the annual returns for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 broadcast years were filed on time, they were incomplete. More specifically, the financial statements were filed late, on 29 March 2021 for both broadcast years. Therefore, it appears that the licensee of CKUA‐FM may be in non‐compliance with subsection 9(2) of the Regulations, relating to the filing of dully completed annual returns for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 broadcast years.

In light of the information above:

  1. Please explain the circumstances of this apparent non‐compliance.
  2. Please specify what measures have been or will be put in place to ensure full compliance with subsection 9(2) of the Regulations in the future.

Please note that any instances of apparent non-compliance will be dealt with at the time of the licence renewal for CKUA-FM.

Commission staff request the aforementioned information by no later than 9 August 2021.

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 filling the “Broadcasting and Telecom Cover page” or 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 “Filing Broadcasting and Canadian Program Certification documents with the CRTC: Privacy and Security”.

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 e-mail at


Valentina Bourgeois
Senior Analyst, Radio Policy & Applications

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