CRTC Hearing for 11 Applicants for New Edmonton Stations

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CRTC Hearing for 11 Applicants for New Edmonton Stations

Postby jon » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:39 am

11 applicants will be heard in Edmonton by the CRTC on September 27th, for one or more new radio stations in Edmonton. 106.5 MHz is, by far, the preferred choice of most.

10 of the 11 applications are for a commercial ethnic station; the 11th is a French community station, proposed for 97.9 MHz with 113 watts at 38 metres above average terrain.

Many of the applicants are from Greater Vancouver, including familiar names like RED-FM and Radio India.

Two of the applicants have indicated a preference for AM, on 580 KHz, using CKUA's former AM transmitter site. Two other applicants have specified 1650 and 1690 KHz as alternate frequencies, if they are turned down for 106.5. A third applicant for 106.5 specified two alternate frequencies: 580 KHz was their second choice and 93.3 MHz their third.

This all began, many years ago, with South Fraser asking the CRTC to allow them to transfer CKUA's AM license to them. They are the only applicant specifying 580 as their first choice AND with no alternate.

1. VMS Media Group Ltd.
Edmonton, Alberta
Application 2016-0372-0

Application by VMS Media Group Ltd. for a broadcasting licence to operate an ethnic commercial FM specialty radio station in Edmonton.

The station would operate at 106.5 MHz (channel 293B1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 1,600 watts (maximum ERP of 7,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain (EHAAT) of 163.6 metres).

The applicant also submitted two alternative proposals. Under the first alternative proposal, an AM station in Edmonton would operate at 580 kHz (class B) with a daytime and night-time transmitter power of 10,000 watts. Under the second alternative proposal, an FM station in Edmonton would operate at 93.3 MHz (channel 227A) with an average ERP of 2,300 watts (maximum ERP of 4,800 watts with an EHAAT of 18.5 metres).

The applicant stated that it would adhere to a condition of licence requiring it to direct ethnic programming to a minimum of 24 cultural groups in at least 22 different languages each broadcast week.

It further stated that 100% of the programming broadcast each broadcast week would be devoted to ethnic programming, of which 90% would be devoted to third-language programming.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least 20 days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

3307 20th Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T6T 0C5
Email: radiosursagar@gmail.com
Email to request electronic version of application: radiosursagar@gmail.com

2. Neeti P. Ray, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Edmonton, Alberta
Application 2016-0358-0

Application by Neeti P. Ray, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate an ethnic commercial FM specialty radio station in Edmonton.

The station would operate at 106.5 MHz (channel 293B1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 9,000 watts (maximum ERP of 1,910 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 121.7 metres).

The applicant also submitted an alternative proposal for the use of the 1,650 kHz AM frequency with a daytime and night-time transmitter power of 10,000 watts.

The applicant stated that it would adhere to a condition of licence requiring it to direct ethnic programming to a minimum of 22 cultural groups in at least 12 different languages each broadcast week.

It further stated that 100% of the programming broadcast each broadcast week would be devoted to ethnic programming, 92% of which would be devoted to third-language programming.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least 20 days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

1515 Britannia Road East
Suite 315
Mississauga, Ontario

L4W 4K1
Fax: 905-795-9030
Email: neetiray@gmail.com
Email to request electronic version of application: neetiray@gmail.com

3. Antoine Karam, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Edmonton, Alberta
Application 2015-0007-5

Application by Antoine Karam, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate an ethnic commercial FM specialty radio station in Edmonton.

The station would operate at 106.5 MHz (channel 293B1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 1,822 watts (maximum ERP of 8,800 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 127.5 metres).

The applicant stated that it would adhere to a condition of licence requiring it to direct ethnic programming to a minimum of 26 cultural groups in at least 14 different languages each broadcast week.

It further stated that 100% of the total programming broadcast each broadcast week would be devoted to ethnic programming, all of which would be devoted to third-language programming.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least 20 days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

11876 Demeulles Street
Montréal, Quebec
H4J 2E5
Fax: 514-745-3475
Email: tony@1450am.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: FGauthier@LStelcom.com

4. Dufferin Communications Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta
Application 2016-0329-1

Application by Dufferin Communications Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an ethnic commercial FM specialty radio station in Edmonton.

The station would operate at 106.5 MHz (channel 293B1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 3,380 watts (maximum ERP of 7,500 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 135.2 metres).

The applicant stated that it would adhere to a condition of licence requiring it to direct ethnic programming to a minimum of 14 cultural groups in at least 10 different languages each broadcast week.

It further stated that 100% of the total programming broadcast each broadcast week would be devoted to ethnic programming, 84% of which would be devoted to third-language programming.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least 20 days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

5312 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M9B 1B3
Fax: 416-233-8617
Email: carmela@evanovradio.com
Email to request electronic version of application: carmela@evanovradio.com

5. Radio India Ltd.
Edmonton, Alberta
Applications 2016-0344-9 and 2016-0374-6

Applications by Radio India Ltd. for a broadcasting licence to operate an ethnic commercial FM specialty radio station in Edmonton.

The station would operate at 106.5 MHz (channel 293B1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 2,200 watts (maximum ERP of 5,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 144.2 metres).

The applicant also submitted an alternative proposal (application 2016-0374-6) for the use of the 1,690 kHz AM frequency with a daytime and night-time transmitter power of 5,000 watts.

The applicant stated that it would adhere to a condition of licence requiring it to direct ethnic programming to a minimum of 26 cultural groups in at least 16 different languages each broadcast week.

It further stated that 100% of the total programming broadcast each broadcast week would be devoted to ethnic programming, 95% of which would be devoted to third-language programming.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least 20 days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

201-12830 80th Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia
V3W 3A8
Fax: 450-963-7229
Emails: lours2003@videotron.ca, sharongill@radioindialtd.com
Website to view application: http://www.Radioindia.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: lours2003@videotron.ca

6. Multicultural Broadcasting Corporation Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta
Application 2016-0348-1

Application by Multicultural Broadcasting Corporation Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an ethnic commercial FM specialty radio station in Edmonton.

The station would operate at 106.5 MHz (channel 293B1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 2,100 watts (maximum ERP of 7,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 165 metres).

The applicant stated that it would adhere to a condition of licence requiring it to direct ethnic programming to a minimum of 18 cultural groups in at least 16 different languages each broadcast week.

It further stated that 100% of the total programming broadcast each broadcast week would be devoted to ethnic programming, 85% of which would be devoted to third-language programming.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least 20 days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

8383A 128th Street
Unit 201
Surrey, British Columbia
V3W 4G1
Fax: 604-599-6063
Email: kulwinder@redfm.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: application@redfm.ca

7. Harmon Bal, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Edmonton, Alberta
Application 2016-0353-0

Application by Harmon Bal, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate an ethnic commercial FM specialty radio station in Edmonton.

The station would operate at 106.5 MHz (channel 293B1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 1,600 watts (maximum ERP of 7,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 163.6 metres).

The applicant stated that it would adhere a condition of licence requiring it to direct ethnic programming to a minimum of 15 cultural groups in at least 15 different languages each broadcast week.

It further stated that 100% of the total programming broadcast each broadcast week would be devoted to ethnic programming, 79% of which would be devoted to third-language programming.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least 20 days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

804 East 37th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5W 1G2
Email: harmonbal@1023fm.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: harmonbal@1023fm.ca

8. Akash Broadcasting Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta
Application 2016-0359-8

Application by Akash Broadcasting Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an ethnic commercial FM specialty radio station in Edmonton.

The station would operate at 106.5 MHz (channel 293B1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 2,200 watts (maximum ERP of 5,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 144.2 metres).

The applicant stated that it would adhere to a condition of licence requiring it to direct ethnic programming to a minimum of 21 cultural groups in at least 14 different languages each broadcast week.

It further stated that 100% of the total programming broadcast each broadcast week would be devoted to ethnic programming, over 89% of which would be devoted to third-language programming.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least 20 days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

13376 Comber Way
Surrey, British Columbia
V3W 5V9
Fax: 604-599-6201
Email: fmband@edmontonconnectfm.com
Website to view application: http://www.edmontonconnectfm.com
Email to request electronic version of application: fmband@edmontonconnectfm.com

9. South Fraser Broadcasting Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta
Application 2016-0365-5

Application by South Fraser Broadcasting Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an ethnic commercial AM radio station in Edmonton.

The station would operate at 580 kHz (class B) with a daytime and night-time transmitter power of 10,000 watts.

The applicant stated that it would adhere to a condition of licence requiring it to direct ethnic programming to a minimum of 14 cultural groups in at least 14 different languages each broadcast week.

It further stated that 100% of the total programming broadcast each broadcast week would be devoted to ethnic programming, 86.5% of which would be devoted to third-language programming.

The Commission notes that this application replaces a previous application (2013-0405-5) by South Fraser Broadcasting Inc. published in Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2013-663 and withdrawn in Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2013-663-1.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least 20 days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

2900-550 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 0A3
Fax: 604-231-9717
Email: suki@sukibadh.com
Email to request electronic version of application: suki@sukibadh.com

10. 1811258 Alberta Ltd.
Edmonton, Alberta
Application 2016-0360-6

Application by 1811258 Alberta Ltd. for a broadcasting licence to operate an ethnic commercial AM radio station in Edmonton.

The station would operate at 580 kHz (class B) with a daytime and night-time transmitter power of 10,000 watts.

The applicant also submitted an alternative proposal to operate the station at 106.5 MHz (channel 293B1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 2,200 watts (maximum ERP of 5,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 144.2 metres).

The applicant stated that it would adhere to a condition of licence requiring it to direct ethnic programming to a minimum of 9 cultural groups in at least 17 different languages each broadcast week.

It further stated that 100% of the total programming broadcast each broadcast week would be devoted to ethnic programming, 89% of which would be devoted to third-language programming.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least 20 days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

9868A 33 Avenue North-West
Edmonton, Alberta
T6N 1C6
Fax: 403-690-3121
Email: sharnbuttar@gmail.com
Email to request electronic version of application: sharnbuttar@gmail.com

11. Société Radio Communautaire du Grand Edmonton Society
Edmonton, Alberta
Application 2016-0354-8

Application by Société Radio Communautaire du Grand Edmonton Society for a broadcasting licence to operate a French-language FM community radio station in Edmonton.

The station would operate at 97.9 MHz (channel 250A1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 113 watts (maximum ERP of 180 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 38 metres).

The applicant proposes to broadcast at least 92.5 hours of local programming per broadcast week. The remaining programming would originate from Réseau francophone d’Amérique and Radio France international.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least 20 days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

8627 Marie-Anne-Gaboury Street (91 Street)
Office 116
Edmonton, Alberta
T6C 3N1
Email: j8565@telus.net
Email to request electronic version of application: FGauthier@LStelcom.com

ref. - http://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2016/2016-232.htm
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Re: CRTC Hearing for 11 Applicants for New Edmonton Stations

Postby jon » Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:56 pm

Checked out 106.5 MHz here in Edmonton this afternoon around 4:00 p.m. and CKVG-FM comes in quite well from Vegreville at times. They are non-directional with 13,000 watts.

According to a couple of sites that calculate distance by air, Vegreville is less than 60 miles from Edmonton.
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Re: CRTC Hearing for 11 Applicants for New Edmonton Stations

Postby jon » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:10 pm

CRTC just announced that their decisions on all these applications are expected to be released on Thursday or Friday of this week.
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