VF2483-FM, Tourist, Perdue
On April 18, the CRTC approved the application by Jim Scharf for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language low-power FM tourist radio programming undertaking in Perdue. The new station would offer a tourist information service consisting of pre-recorded messages relating to local and provincial safety conditions, current border regulations and wait times, tourist attractions, events and community activities. The station would operate at 100.9 MHz (channel 265LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts. The licence would expire August 31, 2011.
VF2483 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. VF2483’s licence would expire August 31, 2014.
The station was removed from the ISEDC database of operating stations, meaning it had left the air.
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