CHXL-FM, 95-3 Creek FM – Community, Okanese Indian Reserve

O.K. Creek Radio Station Inc.

CHXL-FM200295.350,000O.K. Creek Radio Station Inc


On April 17, the CRTC approved the application by William Yuzicapi (OBCI) for a broadcasting licence to operate a Type B English-language FM community radio programming undertaking at the Okanese Indian Reserve. The new station would broadcast on 95.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 50,000 watts. The licence would expire August 31, 2006. The station would broadcast a total of 126 hours of programming each week. During each broadcast week, the applicant planned to devote 75% of its news programming time to local news, and 25% to regional news. At least 20% of all musical selections played in each broadcast week would be from subcategories other than the content subcategory 21 (Pop, rock and dance) and at least 5% will be from content category 3 (Special interest music). The station would be required to devote, in each broadcast week, 12% or more of its musical selections from content category 3 to Canadian selections broadcast in their entirety. Because the new station would have an extensive coverage area, including the towns of Melville and Fort Qu’appelle, the Commission expected it to broadcast programming that responded to the needs and interests of the non-native population as well as of the First Nations people within the extensive coverage area.


CHXL-FM signed on the air as 95-3 Creek FM.


The CHXL licence was renewed for a full 7-year term.


On November 28, the CRTC renewed the CHXL licence to August 31, 2020. The Commission found that O.K. Creek Radio Station Inc. was in apparent non-compliance in relation to the filing of annual returns, for the 2010-2011 broadcast year. After reviewing the record, the Commission was of the view that the late filing was an isolated incident as there were no subsequent non-compliance issues identified. The Commission was therefore confident that the necessary measures had been put in place to ensure future compliance. The licence was renewed for a full term (the original licence expiry date was for 31 August 2013. The licence was then administratively renewed until 31 December 2013).

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