VF2561-FM, Tourist, Innisfil

Douglas George Edwards

VF2561-FMn/a96.90.57Douglas George Edwards


On June 18, the CRTC approved an application by Douglas George Edwards for a broadcasting licence to operate a non-commercial, very low-power, English-language tourist FM radio programming undertaking in Innisfil. The new station would operate on 96.9 MHz (channel 245VLP) with an effective radiated power of 0.57 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of the antenna above average terrain of 4 metres). It would broadcast information on local tourist attractions and upcoming events in the Innisfil area. The station would devote 100% of its weekly schedule to spoken word programming composed of pre-recorded messages. The applicant indicated that a maximum of 63 minutes of the broadcast week would be devoted to sponsor identification advertising. The licence would expire 31 August 2016. 


The CRTC approved VF2561’s application to relocate the transmitter. 

VF2561 began operations on May 8. 


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.

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