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Route reference: Part 1 application posted 10 July 2013
Ottawa, 11 December 2013
Corus Radio Company
St. Thomas, Ontario
CFHK-FM St. Thomas –Technical change
1. The Commission approves the application by Corus Radio Company to change the authorized contours of the radio programming undertaking CFHK-FM St. Thomas, Ontario, by changing the class from B to C1, increasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 16,700 watts to 22,000 watts (maximum ERP from 50,000 watts to 60,000 watts), increasing the effective height of the antenna above average terrain from 150 metres to 179.6 metres and relocating the transmission site.
2. In its application, the applicant indicated that this technical change would address fourth adjacent channel interference with CHST-FM London and that the new transmission site would better equalize the signal strength of the two stations.
3. The Commission received a comment from My Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) in regards to this application. MBC expressed its support of the application but asked that CFHK-FM be recognized as a London station given the location of its studios and transmission site. In this respect, the Commission notes that past Commission decisions have recognized that while CFHK-FM also serves the London market, it remains a St. Thomas service.
4. The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department of Industry notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.
*This decision is to be appended to the licence.
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