Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-93
Reference: Part 1 application posted on 30 September 2015
Ottawa, 9 March 2016
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Victoria and Alert Bay, British Columbia
CBCV-FM Victoria and its transmitter CBRY-FM Alert Bay - Technical changes
The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) related to the broadcasting licence for the English-language radio programming undertaking CBCV-FM Victoria, British Columbia. Specifically, the licensee requested to change the technical parameters of CBRY-FM Alert Bay, British Columbia, a rebroadcasting transmitter of CBCV-FM, by changing the transmitter’s class from A1 to A, by increasing the effective radiated power from 77 to 360 watts and by increasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain from -50.5 to -41.5 metres. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
The CBC indicated that the existing antenna and tower are obsolete, and that the new antenna will be installed on an adjacent tower located on the existing site.
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.
The transmitter must be operational with implemented technical changes at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 24 months from the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 9 March 2018. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted in writing at least 60 days before that date.
*This decision is to be appended to the licence.
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