CJQC-FM, Community, Liverpool
CJQC Radio Society
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This station launched at 12:00 p.m. on June 19, under a temporary special events licence. The plan was to operate during the summer to gauge community support for the station. If there was a good showing of support, the station would apply to the CRTC for a full licence.
On September 15, the CRTC approved the application by Alex J. Walling (OBCI) to operate an English-language, low-power Type B community FM radio station in Liverpool. The station would broadcast 126 hours of programming in each broadcast week, all of which would be local. Most of the music programming would consist of selections drawn from content category 2 (Popular Music) but would also include musical selections from content category 3 (Special Interest Music). Spoken word programming would consist of local and regional news, weather, sports coverage as well as the promotion of local events and activities. At least 20% of the spoken word programming would be devoted to local news and 50% to regional news. Included in the spoken word programming would be an in-depth news program and a 15-minute sports program as well as speeches from local service clubs. The licence would expire August 31, 2016, and the station would operate at 99.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 50 watts.
On July 29, the CRTC approved an application by CJQC Radio Society to operate a low-power, English-language community FM radio station in Liverpool. It would operate at 99.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of -4.2 metres). The station would broadcast 126 hours of programming each broadcast week, including 91 hours of local, station-produced programming. The remainder of the programming would consist of syndicated programming obtained from Canadian and American sources. Spoken word programming would consist of local and regional news, weather, community announcements and interviews, as well as the promotion of local events and activities. Ten hours per broadcast week would be devoted to newscasts, including 1 hour and 40 minutes of pure news. The station’s musical programming would be drawn from a range of selections from content categories 2 (Popular Music) and 3 (Special Interest Music). The licence would expire August 31, 2021.
The Commission noted that the previous application by Alex J. Walling was approved in 2009. The Commission stated at the time that it would only issue a licence once the applicant satisfied the Commission, with supporting documentation, that an eligible Canadian corporation had been incorporated and informed it in writing that it was prepared to commence operations. The required documentation and notification were not received by the Commission, nor did Mr. Walling request an extension of time before the September 15, 2011 deadline. Consequently, the authority granted in 2009 became null and void. CJQC Radio Society acquired the assets of the station from Mr. Walling on May 28, 2012, unaware that the station was operating without a licence since September 2009. In November 2012, CRTC staff informed CJQC that it was operating a radio station without a licence. In light of this information, CJQC Radio filed an application for a new community station in Liverpool to rectify the situation.
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