CKFW-FM, Tourist, Sorrell Lake

William J. Smith

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On October 9, the CRTC approved the application by William J. Smith for a broadcasting licence for an English-language FM radio programming undertaking at Sorrell Lake, on the frequency 99.1 MHz, channel 256VLP, with an effective radiated power of 5 watts. The licence would expire August 31, 2003. Programming would consist of a 90-second public announcement inviting the public to visit – “The Wolf Tree Trail”, a 1.5 kilometre walking trail. The announcements would be repeated several times each hour and broadcast from May to October.


CKFW-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. CKFW-FM’s licence was set to expire August 31, 2014.

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