CFIY-FM, Tourist, Campbell River
On February 2, the CRTC approved the application by Cathe Wagg for a new low-power English-language FM radio station at Campbell River. Wagg proposed a tourist information service that would provide historical information on Campbell River; listings of parks, camp sites and events; information on tourist attractions, the B.C. ferry service, boating and safety; as well as phone listings for information on traffic and weather. Programming would consist of one hour of pre-recorded messages repeated continuously over a 24-hour period. The service would operate on a year-round basis. The licence would expire 31 August 2007. The new station would operate on the frequency 93.1 MHz, channel 226LP, with an effective radiated power of 50 watts.
CFIY-FM signed on the air.
On August 17, the Commission approved CFIY’s application to decrease the effective radiated power from 50 watts to 27 watts and relocate its transmitter to a site 0.8 km south-east of the existing location.
On November 21, the CRTC issued an exemption order for low-power radio stations that provided tourist information. It came into effect immediately. Licensees of radio stations that considered their operations to be eligible for exemption under the order could file a simple statement asking that the Commission revoke their licences. CFIY-FM’s application was to expire on August 31, 2014.