CHPA-FM, Tourist, Port Alberni
Cameron Bell Consultancy Ltd.
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On September 27 the CRTC approved the application by Cameron Bell Consultancy Ltd. for an English-language low-power FM radio station at Port Alberni, on the frequency 90.9 MHz, channel 215LP, with an effective radiated power of 50 watts. The licence would expire August 31, 1999. The programming material would consist of information on commercial, cultural and educational attractions relating to the Port Alberni area.
CHPA-FM began broadcasting.
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. CHPA’s licence would expire August 31, 2014.
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