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Ottawa, 15 November 1996
Decision CRTC 96-747
Radio Nord inc.
Rouyn-Noranda and La Sarre, Quebec - 199604236
Licence amendment for CHOA-FM
Following a Public Hearing in Québec beginning on 9 July 1996, the Commission approves the application to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CHOA-FM Rouyn-Noranda (the originating station), by authorizing the licensee to add a transmitter at La Sarre, operating on frequency 103,9 MHz (channel 280A) with an effective radiated power of 264 watts.
The Commission notes that the facilities will be shared with those of the transmitter CJMM-FM Rouyn-Noranda, owned by Radiomutuel inc., and with those of radio station CKLS, owned by Radio La Sarre inc., which is being converted to FM, as approved in Decision CRTC 96-746 of today's date.
This authority will only be effective and the licence will only be amended at such time as construction of the transmitter is completed and it is prepared to commence operation. If the construction is not completed within twelve months of the date of this decision or, where the applicant applies to the Commission within this period and satisfies the Commission that it cannot complete construction and commence operation before the expiry of this period, and that an extension of time is in the public interest, within such further periods of time as are approved in writing by the Commission, the licence will not be amended. The applicant is required to advise the Commission (before the expiry of the twelve-month period or any extension thereof) in writing, once it has completed construction and is prepared to commence operation.
The Department of Industry has advised the Commission that this application is conditionally technically acceptable, and that a Broadcasting Certificate will only be issued once it has been determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.
In accordance with subsection 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the Commission will only issue the licence amendment and the authority will only be granted at such time as written notification is received from the Department of Industry that its technical requirements have been met, and that a Broadcasting Certificate will be issued.
The Commission acknowledges an intervention submitted in support of this application.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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