Mr. Speaker, jazz enthusiasts in Hamilton are celebrating now that The Wave 94.7 FM has been approved by the CRTC. This new station has decided to locate on Hamilton Mountain in my riding.
The station is the first in Canada to use the new adult contemporary or smooth jazz format. The station is going to spend $25,000 annually to promote and showcase jazz in the Hamilton area.
It is because of this government's commitment to small business that The Wave 94.7 FM is able open its doors and provide full time work for approximately 20 people. These new employees will have the challenge of building a successful new radio station from scratch.
I am sure all hon. members will join me in congratulating the people at The Wave 94.7 FM and wish them a successful launch for this new station.