Taken from CJMP's Programming Policy:
Program Logs are legal documents required by the CRTC (Canadian Radio, Television and Telecommunications Commission). They are a written record of what was broadcast (music and spoken word programming) while the station is on-air. Because we are on- air 24 hours a day, we must fill out Logs 24 hours a day.
Program Logs cannot leave the station, and will be kept for one year.
It is your responsibility as a programmer to fill out your Log completely and accurately every time you are on-air. Fill out your Log during your show and then double-check your Log to make sure it is complete before you leave the station. Detailed instructions on filling out the Log are on the Log itself.
For music selections, you must fill out the following information:
- Song Title
- Album Title
- Canadian Content (check mark)
- New Release Number (if applicable)
- CRTC Code (a guide to CRTC Codes is found on the bottom right-hand corner of the log) (Radio Regulations SOR86-982)
- For spoken word selections, you must fill out the following information: Topic
- Speaking start time and end time (e.g. 12:57 – 1:06pm or 12:57--13:06) Origin (“live” if you are talking live, and “taped” if it is pre-recorded)
- CRTC Code (a guide to CRTC Codes is found on the bottom right-hand corner of the log)
(Please note: as of June 27, 2016, programmers no longer have to include composer name on their logs)