CICQ-FM, Tourist, Mount Pearl
On September 28, the CRTC approved the application by Heritage Unlimited for a broadcasting licence for a low-power English-language FM radio programming undertaking at Mount Pearl, on the frequency 92.3 MHz, channel 222LP, with an effective radiated power of 50 watts. The licence would expire August 31, 2005. The undertaking would provide a 24 hour-a-day pre-recorded tourist information service, seven days a week. The service would give the location and directions to the Admiralty House Museum, exhibit descriptions, parking information and hours of operation as well as general information about the City of Mount Pearl. On a maximum of eight separate occasions during the year, the service would offer live broadcasts of special events presented by local groups.
CICQ-FM signed on the air.
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. CICQ’s licence was to expire August 31, 2014.
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