Application to obtain a broadcasting licence to operate a commercial or ethnic radio undertaking (including low-power) - Form 101

Sample form only: do not complete

This form is for reference purposes only. It is not to be completed in this format. To complete this form and submit it to the CRTC, download the MSWord format form here.

General Instructions

Filing

File electronically via My CRTC Account by attaching the application to the Cover page. My CRTC Account allows you to securely submit documents to the Commission with a user ID and password. Therefore, a signature is not required when using My CRTC Account. Applicants who file their application in this manner are not required to submit a hard copy of the application and its related documents.

Applicants who cannot send their application electronically with My CRTC Account can contact the Commission at 1-877-249-CRTC (2782).

Instructions

The following questionnaire is in HTML format and may be downloaded to the word processing software of your choice. This enables you to complete the downloaded questionnaire by inserting your response in bold letters immediately following the question. You may add lines to the tables if necessary but do not alter or delete any text from the questionnaire.

The application must be divided into sections as set out in the questionnaire and include the numbered questions followed by the corresponding response. Responses must be provided, at a minimum, in a size 10 font.

Naming conventions for electronic documents

The following documents should be submitted as separate electronic documents using the naming convention specified below. The document number (Doc#) indicates the ascending order in which the documents should appear on the public file.

Table 1 - Naming convention for the electronic documents
Document Electronic file name
The Covering Letter (if any) Doc1 - Cover Letter
The Application Form Doc2 - Form 101 "Application to Obtain a Broadcasting Licence to Operate a Commercial or Ethnic Radio Undertaking (including low-power)"
Appendix 1 Doc3 - Appendix 1 - Supplementary Brief
Appendix 2A Doc4 - Appendix 2A - Ownership Information
Appendix 2B Doc5 - Appendix 2B - Control Statement and Agreements
Appendix 2C Doc6 - Appendix 2C - Corporate Documents
Appendix 3 Doc7 - Appendix 3 - Consolidation & Cross-Media
Appendix 4A Doc8 - Appendix 4A - Proof that technical documents were filed with the Department of Industry
Appendix 4B Doc9 - Appendix 4B - Map - Conversion from AM to FM
Appendix 4C Doc10 - Appendix 4C - Map: Low Power AM
Appendix 4D Doc11 - Appendix 4D - Map: Low Power FM
Appendix 4E Doc12 - Appendix 4E - Maps Required in Technical Brief
Appendix 4F Doc13 - Appendix 4F - Map - Realistic Contours
Appendix 4G Doc14 - Appendix 4G - Documentation - Availability of Proposed Transmitter Site(s)
Appendix 5A Doc16 - Appendix 5A - Letter of Financing from Third Party Institution
Appendix 5B Doc17 - Appendix 5B - Statement of Net Worth
Appendix 5C & 5D Doc18 - Appendix 5C & 5D - Financial Statements
Appendix 8A Doc19 - Appendix 8A - Description of the proposed CCD initiatives
Appendix 8B Doc20 - Appendix 8B - Sample Block Schedule
Appendix 8C Doc21 - Appendix 8C - Sample Music List
Each confidential document Not Web - Doc - confidential - "brief description of the document"
Each abridged version of each confidential document Doc - Abridged version - "same description of document for which confidentiality is requested"

1. General information

Type of station:

AM (  ) FM (  ) Check here if low-power Footnote * (  )

Location of undertaking:________________________________________________________

1.1 Provide a brief description of your application:

______________________________________________________________________________

1.2 Identification of applicant

Individual ( ) Company ( ) Company to be incorporated ( ) Other ( )

If other, specify:_______________

Name:
Address:
City:
Province/Territory:
Postal code:
Telephone:
Fax:
Email:

Contact person representing the applicant

(if there is no appointed designated representative under question 1.2)

Name:
Title:
Telephone:
Email:

1.3 Appointment of designated representative

I, _________________________, the applicant, hereby designate____________________ as my designated representative for and on my behalf and in my name to sign, file and complete (if necessary) an application with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and to sign and file a reply with respect thereto and I do hereby ratify, confirm and adopt as my own act, such application and all replies made thereto.

Date:
At: Example: city, province
Signature (a signature is not required when submitting electronically):
Address of designated representative:
Title:
Telephone:
Fax:
Email:

1.4 Declaration of the applicant or its designated representative

I, ___________________________________ , solemnly declare that:

  1. I am the designated representative of the applicant named in this application brief and as such have knowledge of all matters declared therein.

  2. The statements made in this application or in any document filed pursuant to any request for further information by the Commission are (will be) to the best of my knowledge and believed to be true in all respects.

  3. The opinions and estimates given in this application or in any document filed pursuant to any request for further information by the Commission are (will be) based on facts as known to me.

  4. I have examined the provisions of the Broadcasting Act and the broadcasting regulations and policies relevant to this application.

And I have signed

Signature (a signature is not required when submitting electronically):
Date:

Witnessed by

Signature (a signature is not required when submitting electronically):
Name:
Date:
At: Example: city, province

1.5 Procedural request

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure) allow an interested person to request that the Commission exercise a power under the Rules of Procedure or change the Rules of Procedure for a specific proceeding (sections 5 and 7). This is generally called a procedural request. You may consult Implementation of new Rules of Practice and Procedure, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-958, 23 December 2010, and Guidelines on the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure, Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-959, 23 December 2010, for more information.

Is the applicant requesting that the Commission make an exception to its Rules of Procedure in the treatment of this application?

Yes (  ) No (  )

If yes, please indicate which section of the Rules of Procedure you wish to vary and provide a detailed rationale as to why this request should be granted:

1.6 Application

The Commission will return the application if it has not been duly completed. The onus will be on the applicant to submit a complete application that provides all of the relevant information, to identify all regulatory issues raised in the application and to provide supporting documentation.

Submit a website address or email address where an electronic copy of the application may be requested:

Website:
Example: www.mycompany.com

Email:
Example: no-reply@no-reply.com

1.7

It is mandatory that you file a supplementary brief identified as Appendix 1, ensuring that you, at a minimum:

If the supplementary brief exceeds 10 pages, include an executive summary.

2. Ownership

Ownership information

Appendix 2A:

All applicants must complete section a) of the appendix but MAY BE exempt from completing section b).

Control statement and agreements

Append as Appendix 2B:

Corporate documents

Append as Appendix 2C, a copy of all constituting documents (for  example, Certificate and Articles of Incorporation, Amendment or Amalgamation, By-Laws, Partnership Agreement, etc.), that are not already on file with the Commission:

3. Industry consolidation and cross-media ownership

3.1

Has the information in 3.2 been submitted to the Commission within the last 12 months?

Yes (  ) No (  )

If yes, provide the references to the application containing this information:

Application No.: __________________ Date filed: _____________________

If yes, proceed to section 4.

If no, complete question 3.2.

3.2

Complete the following table by providing a list of all entities involved in any of the areas listed below, for which any investment (equity and/or debt securities) is held by the applicant, its directors, a corporation that directly or indirectly controls the applicant and any shareholder holding 20% or more of the voting interest of the applicant. The table may be appended as Appendix 3.

Business classification code:

  1. other CRTC licence holder and exempted undertakings;

  2. daily newspaper;

  3. non-daily newspaper or other media publisher;

  4. production or distribution of programming material;

  5. lessor of property, plant or equipment of applicant;

  6. telecommunications company regulated under the Telecommunications Act; and

  7. company owning securities in any of categories (a) to (f).

Name of security holder Name of corporation in which securities are held Business classification code Type of securities held Vote (y/n) % Held compared to number issued
           
           
           
           
           

4. Technical information

Applicants are advised to consult with their broadcast engineering consultants when completing this section to ensure that that the information provided is consistent with the engineering brief (or the application for a broadcasting certificate) submitted to the Department of Industry.

4.1

Note that all required technical documents must be filed with the Department of Industry prior to submitting your application.

  1. Indicate the date of filing: __________________________ (YYYY-MM-DD)

  2. You are required to provide a copy of the transmittal communication or courier pick-up receipt of the technical documents filed with the Department of Industry as Appendix 4A.

  3. I hereby authorize the Commission to include as part of this application any document or correspondence filed with the Department of Industry with respect to this application.

    Yes (  ) No (  )

    If no, explain.

4.2

In accordance with paragraphs 138-139 of Campus and community radio policy, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-499, 22 July 2010, please answer the following:

  1. Provide a list of the low-power radio stations that may be affected by this application.

  2. Have you contacted the community and campus radio stations on this list to inform them that their station may be affected by this application?

    Yes (  ) No (  )

    If no, provide a detailed rationale explaining why not.

4.3

Provide the following information:

  Proposed Operation Note
Frequency kHz for AM

MHz for FM

Channel and Class    
Transmitter power (for AM) Watts  
Maximum effective radiated power (ERP)

(at beam-tilt angle) (for FM)

Watts If no beam-tilt is used, provide ERP in horizontal plane
Average ERP

(at beam-tilt angle) (for FM)

Watts If no beam-tilt is used, provide ERP in horizontal plane
Antenna radiation pattern   Directional/Non-directional Antenna
Effective height above average terrain (EHAAT) metres FM only
Antenna and transmitter site coordinates N. North Latitude
W. West Longitude
Studio location(s) City and, where possible, street address
Subsidiary communications (SCMO) / Subsidiary data Yes ( )
No ( )
 
For rebroadcasting transmitters, identify station rebroadcast   Call Letters
  Frequency
  Location

Supporting documents to be appended:

Appendix 4A

A copy of the transmittal communication or courier pick-up receipt of the technical documents were filed with the Department of Industry.

Appendix 4B

In the case of a proposal for conversion from AM to FM band, provide a copy of a map (in colour if available) comparing the 5 mV/m AM contour with the 0.5 mV/m FM contour and of the 15 mV/m AM contour with the 3 mV/m FM contour.

Appendix 4C

In the case of a low-power AM radio station, provide a copy of a map (in colour if available) displaying the proposed 5 mV/m and 15 mV/m coverage contours.

Appendix 4D

In the case of a low-power FM radio station, provide a copy of a map (in colour if available) displaying the proposed 0.5 mV/m and 3 mV/m coverage contours.

Appendix 4E

In the case of a regular power station, a legible copy (in colour if available) of all maps included in the engineering brief submitted to the Department of Industry, outlining the proposed coverage contours as per the Department of Industry's Broadcasting Procedures and Rules.

You are required to submit your maps in an electronic format (for example, .jpg or .bmp file format). In addition, the Commission encourages you to submit your proposed coverage area contours in a geographical information system (GIS) compatible file format (for example, .mid./.mif or .tab). Moreover, provide the map datum and projection used.

Appendix 4F

If applying for an FM undertaking, provide a map showing the realistic 3 mV/m and 0.5 mV/m contours by using an accepted engineering tool such as the CRC's PREDICT software program.

Appendix 4G

Documentation supporting the availability of the proposed transmitter site(s).

5. Cost and funding

5.1

Provide the following information regarding capital costs and facilities:

  Cost of Assets to be Purchased
($)
Value (FMV) of Assets to be Leased
($)
Annual Lease
($)
Studio plant      
Transmitting plant      
TOTAL      

Questions 5.2 and 5.3 are to be completed only where the cost of the undertaking exceeds $250,000.

5.2

Specify the funds available to finance the proposed transaction:

Equity:

Debt:

Total:

5.3

  1. Specify the individual sources of financing for the funds identified in question 5.2 (for example, bank loans, share capital or other loans). If any of these persons among the sources hold public office, by election or appointment, indicate the office held under the name of the person(s).

    Source $
       
       
       
  2. Where financing is to be provided, in whole or in part, through debt securities, provide the list of proposed debt holders, including names, citizenship or jurisdiction of incorporation (or other form of constitution), designation and description of debt securities held and the principal amount of each one.

Supporting documents to be appended

Documentation supporting the availability of each source of financing identified in question 5.3 if the cost of the undertaking exceeds $250,000.

Appendix 5A

Where funds are to be provided, directly or indirectly, by a third party institution such as a bank, credit union, etc., submit a signed letter on the institution's stationery containing the following information:

"We have examined the financial projections of (name of applicant) related to the application(s) before the Commission for a licence(s) to provide (type of service) to (location(s)) and we would be prepared to provide financing in the amount of ($) under the following terms and conditions (specify ALL the terms and conditions), subsequent to a favorable decision by the Commission, for the purpose of providing capital and operating funds related to the undertaking(s)."

Appendix 5B

Where funds are to be provided by (an) individual(s) whether for the purchase of share capital and/or the provision of debt securities, submit a signed statement of net worth from each individual, prepared and notarized within three (3) months of the filing of the application.

Appendix 5C

Where funds are to be provided, directly or indirectly, by a corporation or other legal entity other than the applicant or institutions in (a) or (b) above, submit the audited financial statement of the entity for its most recently completed year of operation and interim financial statements for the period ending within six (6) months of the filing of the application.

Appendix 5D (if applicable)

Where the applicant is already incorporated or otherwise constituted as a legal entity, provide the audited financial statements of the applicant for its most recently completed year of operation and interim financial statements for a period ending within six (6) months of the date of the application.

6. Marketing

6.1

As a basis for revenue calculations, please specify the following:

For all persons ages 12+
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7
Total Weekly Hours of Listening              
Share of Market Listening Hours (%)              

6.2

Please provide quantitative estimates of the population within the service contours, as well as an estimate of the population within the area to which the station's principal marketing activities will be directed:

  3 mV/m Contour (FM)
15 mV/m Contour (AM)
0.5 mV/m Contour (FM)
5 mV/m Contour (AM)
Principal Marketing Area
Population      
Households      
Sources of data  

6.3

Indicate to which of the communities the station's principal marketing activities will be directed.

6.4

The applicant will by condition of licence have the undertaking operational within 24 months of the date of a favourable decision?

Yes (  ) No (  )

If no, explain.

7. Financial operations

7.1

  1. Complete the following table for the proposed undertaking for each 12-month period ending 31 August of the proposed license term.

    The first year of operation will be: ___________

      Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 TOTAL
    Revenue (after agency commissions)
    ($000)
    National                
    Local                
    Other (specify)                
    TOTAL                
    Operating expenses
    ($000)
    Programming                
    Canadian content developmentFootnote * Basic contributionsFootnote 1              
    Over-and-above contributionFootnote 2              
    Technical                
    Sales, advertising and promotions                
    Administration and general fees                
    TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES                
    Non-operating expenses
    ($000)
    Depreciation                
    Profit before interest and taxes                
    Interest                
    Other (specify)                
    TOTAL NON-OPERATING EXPENSES                
    TOTAL EXPENSES                
    Estimated pre-tax income (loss)                
    Provision for Income Tax                
    NET INCOME (LOSS) AFTER TAXES

    (for broadcasting operations only)

                   
  2. Provide a detailed listing of all supporting financial assumptions and calculations.

7.2

  1. If the application is for an FM station to be operated jointly with an existing AM station, please complete the following table for the AM station as well.

      Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 TOTAL
    Revenue (after agency commissions) ($000)
    National                
    Local                
    Other (specify)                
    TOTAL                
    Operating expenses ($000)
    Programming                
    Canadian content development                
    Technical                
    Sales, advertising and promotions                
    Administration and general fees                
    TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES                
    Non-operating expenses ($000)
    Depreciation                
    Profit before interest and taxes                
    Interest                
    Other (specify)                
    TOTAL NON-OPERATING EXPENSES                
    TOTAL EXPENSES                
    Estimated pre-tax income (loss)                
    Provision for income                
    NET INCOME (LOSS) AFTER TAXES

    (for broadcasting operations only)

                   
  2. Provide a detailed listing of all supporting financial assumptions and calculations.

7.3

Provide a projected statement of pre-operating costs for the period prior to the commencement of operation.

7.4

For the second year of operation, provide a table showing the potential source of your projected revenues as they pertain to:

8. Programming

8.1 Canadian Content Development (CCD)

Basic contributions

Section 15 of the Regulations requires licensees of commercial radio stations to contribute a basic annual CCD contribution based on the station’s total revenues for the previous broadcast year. The manner in which these contributions are to be allocated is also detailed in subsection 5(15) of the Regulations.

In the case of a new station, since it would not have broadcast during the previous broadcast year, the basic CCD contribution for the first broadcast year of operations would be $0.

For more information on how basic annual contribution amounts are allocated, see subsections 15(4) and 15(5) of the Regulations. For more information on parties and initiatives that are eligible for CCD funding, see paragraphs 108 to 110 of Commercial Radio Policy 2006, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-158, 15 December 2006 (Broadcasting Public Notice 2006-158), and Examples of eligible Canadian Content Development parties and initiatives by category as described in Broadcasting Public Notice 2006-158, Commercial Radio Policy.

Over-and-above contributions

Please ensure that the over-and-above contributions indicated in section 8.1 a) of the form are the same as the amounts used to calculate your CCD--related operating expenses (section 7.1 a)). The annual amount indicated in 8.1 a) must also be consistent with the information provided in Appendix 8A – Description of Proposed CCD Initiatives, which is to be submitted along with your application form.

  1. If the applicant proposes to exceed its basic contributions to CCD as required by subsection 5(15) of the Regulations, the licensee will devote, by condition of licence, a minimum of $ ___ per year in direct contributions over and above the required basic amount to CCD commencing in the first year of operations of the licence term.

  2. As indicated in paragraph 124 of Broadcasting Public Notice 2006-158, a minimum of 20% of the funding commitment that is over and above the basic annual CCD contribution must be allocated to FACTOR or MUSICACTION.

    The licensee will allocate, by condition of licence, a minimum of 20% of the funding commitment indicated in item a) to FACTOR or MUSICACTION.

    Yes (  ) No (  )

    If no, explain.

  3. In Appendix 8A, include a detailed description of the initiatives to which the applicant will allocate the rest of the amount indicated in a).

Licensees are reminded that all contributions other than those allocated to FACTOR or MUSICACTION must qualify according to the definition set out in paragraphs 108-110 of Broadcasting Public Notice 2006-158. The Commission will require licensees to demonstrate how the recipients of those CCD funds meet the Commission's definition when filing their annual returns.

AM or FM undertaking

Applicants are reminded that a "broadcast week" refers to the total number of hours devoted to broadcasting during the 126-hour period extending from 6:00 a.m. to midnight, for seven consecutive days beginning on Sunday.

8.2 Language(s) of programming

  1. The principal language of programming will be: ____________

  2. Other languages of programming:

      Minimum per Broadcast Week
      Hours:Minutes %
    Aboriginal Canadian Languages    
    Third-language ProgrammingFootnote 3 (Minimum)    

If the station will devote 15% or more of the broadcast week to ethnic programming, complete questions 8.11 to 8.13.

8.3 Total programming hours

The station will broadcast a total of _____ hours per broadcast week (maximum 126 hours, i.e. a complete broadcast week).

If you indicated less than 126 hours, please explain.

8.4 Local programming

The definition of local programming is set out in paragraphs 207 to 208 of Broadcasting Public Notice 2006-158, as amended from time to time. The key elements that must be reflected in the definition or local programming are set out in that notice.

Provide a commitment to a minimum level of local programming: ___ hours ___ mins. in each broadcast week.

8.5 Wrap-around programming

  1. If the number of hours: minutes indicated in section 8.4 differs from the total broadcast hours indicated in section 8.3, indicate your source(s) of wrap-around programming.

  2. Referring to paragraphs 206 and 207 of Broadcasting Public Notice 2006-158, describe how the service would meet the particular needs and interests of the communities you propose to serve.

    Include details concerning:

    1. Spoken word content, including news, weather, sports, promotion of local events, public affairs, documentaries, radio plays and dramas, programs of public debate including talk shows and open lines.

    2. Musical selections and music-oriented programs, including pre-recorded and live material.

  3. Specify how many hours: minutes per broadcast week will be devoted to newscasts _____.

  4. Please provide a breakdown of the number of hours: minutes per broadcast week dedicated to local, national and international news.

    Type of newscast Hours: minutes / broadcast week
    i) Local and regional news  
    ii) National news  
    iii) International news  

    Note: The sum of the hours indicated in i), ii) and iii) must be equal the total number of hours: minutes dedicated to newscasts indicated in c).

8.6 Emerging artists

Paragraph 92 of Public Notice 2006-158, states that the Commission will ask applicants for new licences to make specific commitments to provide airplay for and to promote emerging Canadian artists and their music. In Definition of emerging Canadian artists on commercial radio, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-316, 12 May 2011, the Commission established definitions for emerging English and French-language Canadian artists.

  1. What total percentage of musical selections aired in each broadcast week would be devoted to Canadian emerging artists?

  2. If the Commission decides to impose a commitment relating to Canadian emerging artists and their music as conditions of licence, confirm that the licensee will adhere to its commitment in i) by condition of licence.

    Yes (  ) No (  )

    If no, explain.

  3. Beyond the provision of airplay, how do you intend to promote emerging artists?

8.7 Target audience

Please indicate the specific target audience (age group, gender and characteristics) for the proposed service:

FM undertaking

8.8 Station format

The applicant will operate, by condition of licence, within the Specialty format, as defined in A Review of Certain Matters Concerning Radio, Public Notice CRTC 1995-60, 21 April 1995 and amended in Revised content categories and subcategories for radio, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-819, 5 November 2010 (Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-819) as amended from time to time.

Yes (  ) No (  )

A private commercial FM station is considered to be operating in the Specialty format if it meets one or more of the following criteria. If response to the above is YES, indicate the Specialty format proposed:

8.9 Hits (English-language station in the bilingual markets of Montréal and Ottawa-Gatineau only)

The applicant will broadcast, by condition of licence, a maximum of _______ % of hits (max. allowed of 49.9%) in each broadcast week, as defined in Policy regarding the broadcast of hits by English-language FM radio stations, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-61, 11 February 2009.

AM or FM undertaking

8.10

Where the applicant proposes to offer religious programming, or in the case of a Specialty (religious) format where the licensee undertakes to broadcast 30% or more of its music from subcategory 35 Non-classic Religious, the applicant will, by condition of licence, adhere to the following:

Where the licensee broadcasts religious programming as defined in the Religious Broadcasting Policy, Public Notice CRTC 1993-78, 3 June 1993, the licensee shall adhere to the guidelines set out in section lll.B.2.a) and lV of that public notice with respect to the provision of balance and ethics in religious programming, as amended from time to time.

Yes (  ) No (  )

If no, explain.

Ethnic programming or undertaking

8.11

In Public Notice 1999-117, the Commission stated that the primary responsibility of over-the-air ethnic radio and television stations should be to serve and reflect their local community and stated that "ethnic broadcasters would be expected, at the time of licensing and renewal, to provide plans on how they will reflect local issues and concerns during the terms of their licences."

Provide your plans relating to the above and indicate how you will subsequently evaluate your progress.

8.12

As set out in Public Notice 1999-117, the Commission will set, by condition of licence, the minimum number of ethnic groups that each ethnic radio and television station must serve and the minimum number of languages in which it must provide programming. The minimum number of distinct groups that a station must serve is established on the basis of the demographics of the community, the services already available and the degree of support shown by local community organizations. In addition, the Commission stated that it will also weigh the ability of ethnic stations to provide appropriate amounts of quality programming to these groups and that it will evaluate how this broad service requirement is met in light of the ethnic programming available from all stations in the market.

The licensee will, by condition of licence, in each broadcast week, broadcast its programming in a minimum of  ______ different languages and targeted to a minimum of ________ cultural groups.

8.13

Complete the following table relating to the broadcasting of ethnic and third-language programming.

Note that a "broadcast week" refers to the total number of hours devoted to broadcasting during the 126-hour period extending from 6:00 a.m. to midnight, for seven consecutive days beginning on Sunday. Percentages should be based on the total number of hours of programming broadcast by the station in a broadcast week (i.e., the total number of hours of programming by the station in a broadcast week may be less than or equal to 126 hours).

In determining the languages of ethnic programming, DO NOT consider music, advertising, station contests and community and emergency messages during a particular ethnic program. However, in calculating the actual duration of each program, those elements must be counted.

Language in which ethnic programming is provided Ethnic group to which it is directed Total duration of this programming per broadcast week

(hours: minutes)

% of the total programming provided during each broadcast week that is devoted to this type of programming
       
       
% of the total programming provided during the broadcast week that is devoted to ethnic programming
% of the total programming provided during the broadcast week that is devoted to third-language programming

8.14 Industry codes

The licensee will adhere to the following codes by conditions of licence during all hours of broadcast:

  1. The Canadian Association of Broadcasters' (the CAB) Broadcast Code for Advertising to Children and Revised Broadcast Code for Advertising to Children, public notice CRTC 1993-99, 30 June 1993, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

    Yes (  ) No (  )

    If no, provide reasons.

  2. The Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Equitable Portrayal Code and Equitable Portrayal Code, broadcasting public notice CRTC 2008-23, 17 March 2008, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission (not applicable as long as the licensee is a member in good standing of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council).

    Yes (  ) No (  )

    If no, explain.

In the case of a conversion from the AM band to the FM band only

8.15

I hereby request authority to simulcast the programming of my new FM station on my existing AM station for a transition period of three (3) months following implementation.

Yes (  ) No (  )

(  ) Check here if applicable

Should the proposed FM station be approved and a new licence be issued, and a simulcast period be granted, I hereby request that the Commission revoke, pursuant to Sections 9(1)e) and 24(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the licence issued to my AM station at the end of the approved simulcast period.

(  ) Check here if applicable

Should the proposed FM station be approved and a new licence be issued, and no simulcast period be required, I hereby request that the Commission revoke, pursuant to Sections 9(1)e) and 24(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the licence issued to my AM station following implementation on the new FM station.

Supporting documents to be appended:

Appendix 8A

Description of the proposed CCD initiatives

Appendix 8B

Sample Block Schedule

Appendix 8C

Sample music List

9. Inclusion of designated groups

Employment equity

Information relating to employment equity is available in Implementation of an employment equity policy, Public Notice CRTC 1992-59, 1 September 1992 and Amendments to the Commission's Employment Equity Policy, Public Notice CRTC 1997-34, 2 April 1997.

9.1

If the proposed undertaking is approved, would the licensee be subject to the 1996 Employment Equity Act (applicable to federally-regulated employers with 100 or more employees)?

Yes (  ) No (  )

If yes, proceed to question 9.9, "On-air Presence".

If no, proceed to question 9.2.

9.2

If the undertaking is approved, would the licence be held by a licensee that already holds one or more broadcasting licence(s)?

Yes (  ) No (  )

If yes, proceed to question 9.3.

If no, proceed to question 9.7.

9.3

Provide examples of any measures (including hiring and training, apprenticeship programs, work arrangements, etc.) that you have or will put in place for the designated groups (women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities).

Questions 9.4 to 9.6 - Applicable if between 25 and 99 employees only:
9.4

How do you or will you communicate details of your employment equity policies to managers and staff?

9.5

Have you assigned or will you assign a senior level person to be responsible for tracking progress and monitoring results?

Yes (  ) No (  )

If yes, what authority does or will that person have to ensure goals are achieved?

9.6

What financial resources have you or will you put in place to promote employment equity in the workplace (for example, funds for daycare, access for persons with disabilities, etc.)?

Questions 9.7 and 9.8 - Applicable if response to question 9.2 is "no"
9.7

To what extent will the proposed undertaking address the equitable representation of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities)?

9.8

Does the proposed undertaking have an employment equity (EE) plan?

Yes (  ) No (  )

If yes, please describe the principal measures proposed to recruit and assist members of the four designated groups (for example, work arrangements, apprenticeship or training programs, career counselling, etc.).

If no, please provide a statement indicative of your commitment to develop and implement an effective EE plan.

On-air presence

Information relating to on-air presence and voice-overs is available in Consultations Regarding On-air Job Categories to be Included in the Employment Equity Plans of Broadcasters, Public Notice CRTC 1994-69, 10 June 1994, and Amendment to Reporting Requirements for Employment Equity in On-air Positions, Public Notice CRTC 1995-98, 19 June 1995.

25 or more employees only:

9.9

If the undertaking is approved, would the licence be held by a licensee that already holds one or more broadcasting licence(s)?

Yes (  ) No (  )

9.10

Outline policies and procedures in place, or plans in this regard, to ensure the representation of members of the four designated groups in on-air positions, including voice-overs, where applicable. These policies, procedures and plans should include references to programs produced by the licensee, as well as to acquired programming and advertising.

Cultural diversity
9.11

When the Commission refers to cultural diversity, it is referring to the inclusion of groups that have been traditionally under-represented in broadcasting, such as: ethnocultural minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. Such under-representation includes these groups' presence and portrayal on the air and their participation in the industry.

As set out in Broadcasting Public Notice 2006-158, the Commission expects all radio broadcasters to follow the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Best Practices for Diversity in Radio in order to incorporate and reflect the reality of Canada's ethnocultural minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities in their programming. Describe what steps you propose to take to implement these best practices over the licence term.

10. Request for documents to be designated as confidential

Sections 30 to 34 of the Rules of Procedure set out a process by which parties to Commission proceedings may file information on the record of a public proceeding in confidence.

A party filing information can “designate” it as confidential at the time it is filed with the Commission (section 31) if it falls into one of the following categories:

  1. Information that is a trade secret;
  2. Financial, commercial, scientific or technical information that is confidential and that is treated consistently in a confidential manner by the person who submitted it; or
  3. Information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected:
    1. to result in material financial loss or gain to any person;
    2. to prejudice the competitive position of any person; or
    3. to affect contractual or other negotiations of any person.

At the time that the party files the information it designates as confidential, it must provide an abridged version of the document along with an explanation of how the information falls into a category of information listed in section 31. The party must provide a detailed rationale to explain why the disclosure of the information is not in the public interest (section 32(1)).

The confidential version of the document must be filed separately and must be marked “confidential” on each page. If the document is filed electronically, each file containing confidential information must include “confidential” in the file name.

The abridged version of the document and the reasons for the designation of information as confidential will be placed on the public record of the proceeding.

Please consult Implementation of new Rules of Practice and Procedure, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-958, 23 December 2010, and Procedures for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure in Commission proceedings, Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-961, 23 December 2010, for the complete process for filing confidential information.

10.1 Request for documents to be designated as confidential

Are you requesting for some information to be designated as confidential?

Yes (  ) No (  )

If yes, you must provide a detailed rationale to explain why the disclosure of the information is not in the public interest:

Book of supporting documents

Documents should be submitted in an accessible format (Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2015-242)

Appendix Number and Name Appended
(Yes or No)
E-filed
(Yes or No)
Section 1: General Information
1A - Supplementary Brief (mandatory)    
Section 2: Ownership
2A - Ownership Information    
2B - Control Statement and Agreements    
2C - Corporate Documents    
Section 3: Industry consolidation and cross-media ownership
3A - Consolidation & Cross-Media    
Section 4: Technical information
4A - Proof that technical documents were filed with the Department of Industry    
4B - Map - Conversion from AM to FM    
4C - Map - Low Power AM    
4D - Map - Low Power FM    
4E - Maps Required in Technical Brief    
4F - Map - Realistic Contours    
4G - Documentation - Availability of Proposed Transmitter Site(s)    
Section 5: Cost & Funding
5A - Letter of Financing from Third Party Institution    
5B - Statement of Net Worth    
5C & 5D - Financial Statements    
Section 8: Programming
8A - Description of the proposed CCD initiatives    
8B - Sample Block Schedule    
8C - Sample Music List    

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