CILR-FM, Tourist, Lloydminster

Stingray Group Inc.

CILR-FM201898.950Stingray Group Inc.
CILR-FM200498.950Newcap Inc.
CILR-FM98.950Sask-Alta Broadcasters Ltd.


On August 30, the CRTC approved the application by Sask-Alta Broadcasters Limited (licensee of CKSA, CITL-TV and CKSA-TV) to operate a low-power English-language FM radio station in Lloydminster that would provide a tourist information service. The programming would consist of a continuous 15-minute programming segment that would be repeated from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight. A maximum of six minutes per hour of commercial messages would be broadcast. The proposed station would operate at 98.9 MHz (channel 255LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts. The licence would expire August 31, 2009.


CILR-FM began broadcasting.


On December 22, the CRTC approved the application by Newcap Inc. for the authority to acquire the assets of the radio programming undertakings CILR-FM and CKSA-FM Lloydminster and CKSA-FM’s transmitter, from Sask-Alta Broadcasters Limited, and to acquire the assets of the television programming undertakings CITL-TV and CKSA-TV Lloydminster, with their respective transmitters, from Mid West Television Ltd., an associate corporation of Sask-Alta.


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. CILR-FM’s licence would expire August 31, 2014.


On March 10, Newcap received CRTC approval to revoke the licence for CILR-FM.


On October 23, the CRTC approved an application by Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited, on behalf of Newcap Inc. and its licensed broadcasting subsidiaries, for authorization to effect a change in the ownership and effective control of various radio and television broadcasting undertakings in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador, so that effective control of the undertakings would be exercised by Eric Boyko (Stingray Digital Group Inc.). Stingray took ownership of the stations just a few days later.

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