Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-233
Reference: Part 1 application posted on 11 March 2015
Ottawa, 1 June 2015
South Fraser Broadcasting Inc.
Surrey, British Columbia
English-language commercial FM radio station in Surrey – Technical changes
- The Commission approves the application by South Fraser Broadcasting Inc. (South Fraser) to change the authorized contours of the English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking in Surrey, British Columbia, approved in Licensing of new radio stations to serve Surrey and Vancouver, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-412, 6 August 2014, by relocating the transmitter site within Surrey, decreasing the maximum effective radiated power (ERP) from 2,500 to 2,000 watts and the average ERP from 1,066 to 849 watts, and increasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 132.4 to 158.9 metres.
- South Fraser indicated that the changes were necessary due to unforeseen delays in the construction of the building initially identified for the location of the transmitter. As a result of these delays, the applicant has secured a new roof top location for the transmitter.
- 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.
- Furthermore, the Commission will only issue a licence for this undertaking once the applicant has informed the Commission in writing that it is prepared to commence operations. The Commission reminds South Fraser that the undertaking must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 6 August 2016, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before that date. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted at least 60 days before that date.
*This decision is to be appended to the licence.
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