VF8016-FM, St. Thomas

Faith Baptist Church of St. Thomas

VF8016-FMn/a90.10.8Faith Baptist Church of St. Thomas


On November 18 the CRTC approved the application by Faith Baptist Church of St. Thomas for a broadcasting licence for an English-language religious FM radio programming undertaking at St. Thomas, on the frequency 90.1 MHz, channel 211LP, with an effective radiated power of 0.8 watt. The licence would expire August 31, 2003. The applicant would broadcast a minimum of 40 hours of local programming per broadcast week. The undertaking would provide live broadcasts of masses, marriages, funerals, baptisms and other such religious ceremonies. 


VF8016 began broadcasting.


On November 21, the CRTC set out an exemption order for low-power radio stations that provided programming that was derived solely from houses of worship. The exemption order went into effect immediately. Licensees of radio programming undertakings that considered their operations to be eligible for exemption under the order could file a simple statement asking that the Commission revoke their licences. VF8016’s broadcasting licence would expire on August 31, 2014. 


On April 29, at the request of the licensee, the CRTC revoked the licence of VF8016.

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