Rock 95 Broadcasting Approved for 88.1 in Toronto

On 7 May, 2012 in Toronto, the Commission considered 17 applications for new radio stations in Toronto.

The Commission today (11 September 2012)  approved by majority decision, the application by Rock 95 Broadcasting Ltd. for a broadcasting licence to operate a new commercial FM radio station in Toronto. Here are the details:

Type: English-language commercial FM radio undertaking
Technical parameters: 88.1 MHz (channel 201A), average effective radiated power (ERP) of 532 watts (maximum ERP of 875 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 328.4 metres)
Format: Indie
Target audience: adults 18-49 years; core: adults 18-34 years
Canadian content (music): 40% category 2
Local programming per broadcast week: 126 hours
Spoken word programming per broadcast week: 10 hours 48 minutes of spoken word, of which 2 hours 50 minutes will be devoted to pure news
Canadian content development contribution (over the basic annual contribution): $2,045,000 over seven consecutive broadcast years
Emerging Canadian artists programming per broadcast week: 60%