The CRTC approved on Thursday Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc.’s application to operate an English-language commercial FM radio station in Kemptville, Ont. The new station will offer adult contemporary music with 120 hours of local programming each week including two hours and 39 minutes of local news. The station will target adults, especially women, between 25 and 54 years of age, the CRTC said. The station will devote 40 per cent of its popular music selections to Canadian music, and will exceed the basic Cancon contributions with an additional $6,000 each year. The commission received interventions arguing that Kemptville is already served by Ottawa, Smiths Falls and Cornwall stations offering the same format, but ruled that, based on the station’s reach and technical parameters, its impact on neighbouring stations would be minimal. Christopher Grossman controls Haliburton through his ownership of its controlling shareholder, Beaumaris Group Inc. The licence expires Aug. 31, 2017.