CITT-FM, Tourist, Saskatoon
Saskatoon Visitor & Convention Bureau Inc.
On January 31, the CRTC approved the application by Saskatoon Visitor & Convention Bureau Inc. for a new low-power English-language FM radio station. The applicant proposed a tourist information service promoting attractions, festivals and events in Saskatoon and surrounding area, street closures, and seasonal highway conditions and service club involvement. Programming would consist of one hour of pre-recorded messages repeated continuously over a 24-hour period. The service would operate on a year-round basis. The licence would expire August 31, 2007. The station would operate on the frequency 91.7 MHz, channel 219LP, with an effective radiated power of 49.2 watts.
CITT-FM 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. CITT-FM’s licence was set to expire on August 31, 2014.