VF8008-FM, Religious, Weedon

Fabrique de la Paroisse St-Janvier de Weedon

Fabrique de la Paroisse St-Janvier de Weedon

On November 6, the CRTC approved the application by Fabrique de la Paroisse St-Janvier de Weedon for a broadcasting licence for a religious French-language FM radio programming undertaking at Weedon Centre, on the frequency 92.7 MHz, channel 224LP, with an effective radiated power of 0.6 watts. The licence would expire 31 August 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. 


VF8008 began broadcasting.


On April 22, VF8008 received approval to relocate the transmitter to a site located on Road 257 North at 1.1 km from the existing site. 


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. VF8008's broadcasting licence would expire on August 31, 2014.



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