VF8001-FM, Religious, Shawinigan Falls

Fabrique de la Paroisse Saint-Sauveur de Shawinigan

Fabrique de la Paroisse Saint-Sauveur de Shawinigan

On October 28, the CRTC approved the application by Fabrique de la Paroisse Saint-Sauveur de Shawinigan for a broadcasting licence for French -language religious FM radio programming undertaking at Shawinigan-Sud, on the frequency 88.9 MHz, channel 205LP, with an effective radiated power of 0.8 watts. The licence would expire 31 August 1999. The applicant would broadcast a minimum of 30 hours of local programming per broadcast week. The undertaking would provide live broadcasts of masses, marriages, funerals, baptisms and other such religious ceremonies. 


VF8001 commenced operations.


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. VF8001's broadcasting licence would expire on August 31, 2014.



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