CJUC-FM, Community, Whitehorse
Utilities Consumers’ Group Society
|Utilities Consumers’ Group Society
On February 20, the CRTC approved the application by Utilities Consumers’ Group Society for a licence to operate an English-language developmental community FM radio station in Whitehorse. Programming would include community recreational events, news and commentary as well as live coverage of local music events, conferences and conventions. The station would promote outdoor living and the tourism industry and broadcast emergency messages such as those concerning forest fires. The station would also broadcast 10 hours of programming each week featuring local talent highlighting Yukon culture. It would provide opportunities for students enrolled at the Polaris Media Centre and other members of the local community to develop broadcasting skills. The licence would expire February 20, 2007, and the station would operate at 92.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 5 watts.
CJUC-FM signed on the air.
On October 8, the CRTC approved CJUC’s application to relocate the transmitter to the roof of the Yukon Arts Centre.
On May 27, the CRTC renewed the licence of CJUC-FM to August 31, 2021, even though the station was in apparent non-compliance with respect to the filing of annual returns. According to the licensee, it believed that it had correctly submitted its annual return through the Data Collection System interface. To avoid future non-compliance, the licence committed to processing its annual returns earlier in the month of November, and said it would be more watchful, and contact the Commission’s Single Point of Contact to resolve any difficulties.
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