CIRU-FM, Tourist, St. Stephen

3077457 Nova Scotia Ltd.

CIRU-FM96.5503077457 Nova Scotia Ltd.


On April 23, 3077457 Nova Scotia Limited received CRTC approval to operate a low-power English-language FM radio programming undertaking to provide a tourist information service in St. Stephen. 3077457 Nova Scotia Limited was directly owned by Jack McGaw (50%) and indirectly by Robert Stapells (50%). The station would operate on a year-round basis and broadcast regularly updated 30-minute pre-recorded messages informing travellers approaching the Canada-US border of current border regulations and wait times, weather and highway safety conditions as well as attractions and services in the St. Stephen area. The station would operate at 96.5 MHz (channel 243LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts. The licence would expire August 31, 2010.


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

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