CFNS-FM, Tourist, Amherst
|Central Nova Tourist Association
On February 6, the CRTC approved the application by Central Nova Tourist Association for a broadcasting licence for an English-language low-power FM radio programming undertaking at Amherst, on the frequency 90.1 MHz, channel 211LP, with an effective radiated power of 20 watts. The licence would expire August 31, 2002. The station’s program material would consist of pre-recorded messages providing information intended to attract travellers to the Central Nova Scotia Tourist Information Centre. The service would operate 24 hours a day all year round.
CFNS-FM began broadcasting.
On August 30, the Commission approved the application by CFNS-FM to be able to broadcast a maximum of six minutes per clock hour of advertising material.
The CRTC approved the application by CFNS-FM to relocate the transmitter and increase antenna height. That was on July 23.
On October 21, the CRTC approved the application by 3077457 Nova Scotia Limited for authority to acquire the assets of CFNS-FM. 3077457 was directly owned by Jack McGaw (50%) and indirectly owned by Robert Stapells (50%) through 3079118 Nova Scotia Limited.
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. The CFNS-FM licence was to expire on August 31, 2014.
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