CIRC-FM, Tourist, Fredericton

3077457 Nova Scotia Limited

CIRC-FM93.1503077457 Nova Scotia Limited


On November 26, the CRTC approved in part the application by 3077457 Nova Scotia Limited for authority to operate a low-power tourist information service in Fredericton. The licensee was directed to submit for approval an application proposing the use of a suitable frequency other than 93.1 MHz (50 watts ERP). The proposed station would broadcast pre-recorded messages informing tourists of weather and highway conditions as well as attractions and services in the Fredericton area. The licence would expire August 31, 2011. 3077457 Nova Scotia was directly owned by Jack McGaw (50%) and indirectly by Robert Stapells (50%) through 3079118 Nova Scotia Limited.


On August 18, 3077457 Nova Scotia Limited received approval to use 93.3 MHz (channel 227LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts.


CIRC-FM began broadcasting.


On August 11, CIRC-FM received approval to relocate its transmitter site and to increase effective antenna height above average terrain from 32 to 38 metres.

It is uncertain, but CIRC may have left the air. Its licence remained active.


On May 12, Newcap Broadcasting received approval to operate a new FM station on 93.1 MHz, an adjacent frequency to CIRC’s. Instant Information Services was directed to seek an alternate channel.


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

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