VF8004-FM, Religious, Woburn

Fabrique de la Paroisse St-Augustin de Woburn

Fabrique de la Paroisse St-Augustin de Woburn

On June 17, the CRTC approved the application by Fabrique de la Paroisse St-Augustin de Woburn for a broadcasting licence for a religious French-language FM radio programming undertaking at Woburn, on the frequency 88.1 MHz, channel 201LP, with an effective radiated power of 0.6 watts. The licence would expire August 31, 2002. The applicant would broadcast 25 hours of local programming per broadcast week. The undertaking would provide live broadcasts of masses, marriages, funerals, baptisms and other such religious ceremonies. 


VF8004 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. VF8004's broadcasting licence would expire on August 31, 2014.



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