Application to Obtain a Broadcasting Licence for a DEVELOPMENTAL (Community or Campus) Radio Programming Undertaking - Form 118

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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

In Regulatory Policy 2010-499, the Commission announced that it would issue five-year licences for developmental campus or community radio stations.

If a developmental station licensee wishes to pursue its operations as a community or campus station after the end of its five-year developmental station licence term, it must apply for a new community or campus radio licence at least nine (9) months prior to the end of its licence term as a developmental station. Developmental station licensees will be required to cease operating at the end of their licence term.

Developmental community or campus radio licences will only be granted to stations having a transmitter power of 5 watts or less (AM) or an effective radiated power (ERP) of 5 watts or less (FM).

Except where the Commission has provided otherwise in a condition of licence, developmental station licensees must comply with the requirements set out in Regulator Policy 2010-499, as well as with the regulatory requirements outlined in the Radio Regulations, 1986 (the regulations), as amended from time to time.

Licensed developmental community or campus stations will be subject to fundamental requirements such as Canadian ownership as set out in the Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility of non-Canadians, SOR/97-486 as amended by SOR/98-1268) and technical certification by the Department of Industry, and expected to conform to those portions of the community or campus radio policy governing the role of community or campus stations.

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 118 "Application to Obtain a Broadcasting Licence for a developmental (Community or Campus) Radio Programming Undertaking"
Appendix 1A Doc3 - Appendix 1A - Supplementary Brief
Appendix 2A Doc4 - Appendix 2A - Constituting Documents
Appendix 3A Doc5 - Appendix 3A - Documentation - Availability of Proposed Transmitter Site
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:

Community: AM (  ) FM (  )

Campus: AM (  ) FM (  )

Location of undertaking: ________________________________________________________

Campus station: ________________________

Name of the associated post-secondary educational institution: ____________________________________________________________________

1.1 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:

1.2 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:

1.3 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

1.4 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 CRTCRules 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:

1.5 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

2. Ownership

2.1

Complete the following table providing a list of the directors and officers of the licensee, including the Chief Executive Officer or the persons performing functions that are similar to the functions performed by a Chief Executive Officer. Please note that all sections must be completed.

Name of the corporation for which the following table pertains: ____________________

Directors and Officers
Name Complete Home Address Citizenship Position Held Directors' Date and Term of Appointment - Campus
- Also indicate the group represented (see 2.2)
         

Question 2.2 - to be completed by campus stations only
2.2

In Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-499 of 22 July 2010 regarding the Campus and community radio policy, the Commission stated that the mandate for campus radio distinguishes itself from the mandate for community radio in several ways, including the board of directors. The Commission expects that the board of directors for campus stations include campus representation from the administration of the post-secondary institution, station volunteers and the community at large.

In light of the above, please provide a detailed description of the means used to ensure that the structure and composition of the board of directors comply with the policy, or alternatively, the reasons for which the policy should not apply to your station.

Supporting document to be appended:

Appendix 2A

Copy of all constituting document(s) or analogous documents (for example, Letters Patent, Certificate and Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Memorandum, Amendments, etc.) of the applicant.

3. 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.

3.1

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.

3.2

Provide the following technical information:

  Proposed Operation Note
Frequency (Channel)   kHz for AM
MHz for FM
Transmitter power (for AM) Watts  
Maximum ERP - Effective Radiated Power
(at beam-tilt angle) (for FM)
Watts If no beam-tilt is used, provide ERP in horizontal plane
Average ERP - Effective Radiated Power
(at beam-tilt angle) (for FM)
Watts If no beam-tilt is used, provide ERP in horizontal plane
EHAAT - Effective Height Above Average Terrain 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) Yes ( )
No ( )
If yes, specify
Programming Feed Method(s)   Satellite, microwave, fiber optic cable, other (specify)
If rebroadcasting other station(s), identify station(s) rebroadcast   Call Letters
  Frequency
  Location

Supporting document to be appended:

Appendix 3A

Documentation supporting the availability of the proposed transmitter site.

4. Programming

4.1 Role and mandate of community and campus stations

In Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-499 dated 22 July 2010, the Commission adopted the following description of the role and mandate of campus and community radio stations.

The Commission considers that campus and community radio distinguishes itself by virtue of its place in the communities served, reflection of the communities' needs and values, and the requirement for volunteers in programming and other aspects of station operations. This helps ensure that the programming is different from that of commercial and public radio. The programming of campus and community radio should distinguish itself from that of the commercial and public sectors in both style and substance, offering programming that is rich in local information and reflection. The programming provided by campus and community radio should meet the needs and interests of the communities served by these stations in ways that are not met by commercial radio stations and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

A campus or community radio station is owned, operated, managed and controlled by a not-for-profit organization that provides for membership, management, operation and programming primarily by members of the community served. In its openness to community involvement, campus and community stations offer ongoing opportunities for training in the operation of their station to volunteers from the community served.

Campus and community stations offer programming based on the needs and interests of a community through:

4.2 Mandate for community stations

Community radio guarantees local broadcasting service through community ownership, which means that community stations cannot be privately purchased by a for-profit organization. Community radio:

Please specify how the proposed station will fulfill its mandate as a community radio station if the application is approved.

4.3 Mandate for campus stations

The Commission emphasizes the importance of student involvement in campus community stations as well as the relationships that these stations should maintain with the post-secondary institutions with which they are associated.

Campus radio shares the entirety of the mandate of community radio. However, campus radio distinguishes itself on many levels. More specifically, local programming is produced in part by volunteers from the student body as well as the broader community. Please specify how the proposed station will fulfill its role and mandate as a campus radio station if the application is approved.

4.4 Conditions of licence

Campus stations only

  1. The licensee will adhere to all conditions of licence for a developmental radio station as set out in Public Notice CRTC 2009-63, with the exception of conditon of licence 6.

    Yes (  ) No (  )

    If no, submit your proposal and provide justification for the proposed exception(s).

  2. The licensee shall broadcast, during each broadcast week, no more than 504 minutes of advertising (content category 5).

    Yes (  ) No (  )

Community stations only

The licensee will adhere to all conditions of licence for a developmental radio station as set out in Public Notice CRTC 2000-157.

Yes (  ) No (  )

If no, submit your proposal and provide justification for the proposed exception(s).

4.5 Language(s) of programming

  1. The principal language of programming will be: ___________________

  2. Other languages of programming: ___________________

    Language Per broadcast week
    Hours Minutes % of total programming
    Other official language (MAXIMUM)      
    Languages of Aboriginal Canadians (MINIMUM)      
    Third-language programming Footnote 1 (MINIMUM)      

4.6 Sources of programming:

Note: The total number of hours of local programming (4.7) and wrap-around programming (4.8) must be equal to the total number of broadcast hours (4.6 a)) per broadcast week.

Hours of broadcast

  1. The applicant undertakes to broadcast an average of _______ hours per broadcast week.

  2. Are there any periods during which you anticipate to significantly reduce the hour of broadcast or during which there would be no broadcasting?

    Yes (  ) No (  )

    If yes, indicate these time periods:

4.7 Local programming (maximum 126 hours, i.e. one broadcast week)

The applicant shall broadcast, during each broadcast week, a minimum of ______:_______ (hours:minutes) of local programming Footnote 2

4.8 Wrap-around programming - Programming sources

  1. Please indicate the number of hours of wrap-around programming _______(hours:minutes) that the licensee will broadcast during each broadcast week in the next licence term.

  2. The applicant proposes to operate as part of a network:

    Yes (  ) No (  )

    If yes, specify the name(s) of the network(s), the number of hours per broadcast day (6:00 a.m. to midnight) and the type of programming to be broadcast per broadcast week.

    Name Hours: Minutes Type Footnote 3
         
  3. The applicant proposed to broadcast programming originating from another station:

    Yes (  ) No (  )

    If yes, specify originating station (call letters and location):

  4. If you answered yes to question 4.8 b) or 4.8 c) or both, please indicate how these network or acquired programs will compliment local programs without replacing them.

4.9 Breakdown of music categories

Please indicate the minimum percentage of each musical subcategory to be broadcast, the total percentage may be less than, but must not exceed, 100%.

Music Sub-category Breakdown - Specialty Formats
Music Sub-categoryFootnote 4 Description Minimum % of Total Music
21 Pop, Rock and Dance  
22 Country and Country-Oriented  
23 Acoustic  
24 Easy Listening  
31 Concert  
32 Folk and Folk-Oriented  
33 World Beat and International  
34 Jazz and Blues  
35 Non-classic Religious  
36 Experimental Music  

4.10 Ethnic programming or undertakings

Applicants proposing ethnic programming must complete questions 4.10 and 4.11.

For more information on ethnic programming, applicants should consult Public Notice CRTC 1999-117 entitled Ethnic Broadcasting Policy, and consequent amendments to the Radio Regulations, 1986, set out in Public Notice 2000-92.

4.11 Market with a local ethnic radio station

The applicant will operate in a market served by an ethnic radio station:

Yes (  ) No (  )

4.12 Ethnic programming by linguistic category

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

Please 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 (that is, the total number of hours of programming by the station in a broadcast week may be less than or equal to 126 hours).

Please note that ethnic programming means programming provided in any language, that is specifically directed to any culturally or racially distinct group other than one that is Aboriginal Canadian or from France or the British Isles. Ethnic programming may be in English, French, a third-language or a combination of languages. Third-language programming means programming in languages other than French, English or those of Aboriginal Canadians.

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

5. 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.

5.1 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    
Section 2: Ownership
2A - Constituting Documents    
Section 3: Technical Information
3A - Documentation - Availability of Proposed Transmitter Site    

CRTC 118 (2016-04-08) - Developmental (Community or Campus) Radio

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