Public Notice

(1995)

Published as a single page folded insert on newsprint (edition of 1000).

Exhibited for MFA Group show, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD, Halifax.

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Decision 94-425. Radio Contortions Incorporated, Halifax, Nova Scotia APPROVED – Granting of a new licence for the speaking-in-tongues radio network to broadcast adventurous and creative programming including sexually explicit material, from October 1 1994 to September 31 1999. The broadcaster shall operate a pirate transmitter on the FM band with full abandon. Indecision 94-106. CKDU-FM Society WITHDRAWN – The Commission realizes that the censorship of communities is unacceptable and therefore came to its senses “You may read CRTC documents in the ‘Canada Gazette’ Part 1; at CRTC offices during normal business hours. To obtain CRTC public documents, contact the CRTC at: Ottawa-Hull (819) 997-2429; Halifax (902) 426-7997; Montreal (514) 283-6607; Winnipeg (204) 983-6306; Vancouver (604) 666-2111 or wherever and whenever your radiophonic body begins to itch.

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Decision 94-426. Radio Contortions Incorporated, Halifax, Nova Scotia REVIEWED – New broadcasting undertaking has navigated on the FM band in Halifax at irregular hours providing provocative programming. This experimental licensee is engaging in programming “of high standard” (see Paragraph 3(1) (g) of the Broadcasting Act (the Act) and therefore has nothing to worry about. Circumcision 94-016 [Archaic] a cleansing from sin. Contortions-FM Inc. (see above) RECEIVED – Complaints have referred to the unrestrained discussion of “difficult” subject matter by said broadcaster. Complainants demand to not to have their morals challenged nor to hear “prideful” exhibit of thoughts not like their own “You may read CRTC documents in the ‘Canada Gazette’ Part 1; at CRTC offices during normal business hours. To obtain CRTC public documents, contact the CRTC at: Ottawa-Hull (819) 997-2429; Halifax (902) 426-7997; Montreal (514) 283-6607; Winnipeg (204) 983-6306; Vancouver (604) 666-2111 or where you’ve scratched that itch and discovered festering inconsistencies.

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Decision 94-513. Radio Contortions Incorporated, Halifax, Nova Scotia ANNOUNCED – Called to appear to a hearing. The Commission will seat simultaneously translated at L’Annonciation, Qu├ębec (due to papal decree) and in Halifax (site of pirate FM activities). Due to high number of complaints this extraordinary hearing will ensure that said broadcaster is unprepared and vulnerable. Incision 94-003 Pirate Hali-FM (see above) DECEIVED – Broadcaster states that the Commission grants licences with progressive agendas, then does not permit them to fulfill their mandate. In the case of this broadcaster the intent was to disturb… mission accomplished “You may read CRTC documents in the ‘Canada Gazette’ Part 1; at CRTC offices during normal business hours. To obtain CRTC public documents, contact the CRTC at: Ottawa-Hull (819) 997-2429; Halifax (902) 426-7997; Montreal (514) 283-6607; Winnipeg (204) 983-6306; Vancouver (604) 666-2111 or when your itching to speak your mind but the muzzle is snug.

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Decision 94-099. Radio Contortions Incorporated, Halifax, Nova Scotia REVOKED – Subsequent to a hearing where the Commission did not hear (due to technical difficulties). Complainants defined “community standards”, and community standards in turn defined the decision. The right to appeal was waived in the air. And on the air the licensee remained defiant. Secession 94-111 FM Contortions (see above) OPPOSED – Broadcaster revokes in turn authority of regulatory body and declares the Commission to be anathema to any definition of freedom of expression. Radio Contortions Incorporated thus changes its name to the Center for RadioTelecommunication Contortions (CRTC) and will henceforth grant licences to itself. “You may read CRTC documents in the ‘Canada Gazette’ Part 1; at CRTC offices during normal business hours. To obtain CRTC public documents, contact the CRTC at: Ottawa-Hull (819) 997-2429; Halifax (902) 426-7997; Montreal (514) 283-6607; Winnipeg (204) 983-6306; Vancouver (604) 666-2111 or contact yourself. When you are the CRTC, decisions are grounded (see electroshock therapy).

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