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Decision CRTC 2000-189

Ottawa, 7 June 2000
1158556 Ontario Ltd.
Timmins and North Bay, Ontario – 199910964
Application processed by
Public Notice CRTC 2000-56
dated 18 April 2000
Addition of a transmitter of CHIM-FM at North Bay


The Commission approves the application to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CHIM-FM Timmins (the originating station), by authorizing the licensee to add a low-power FM transmitter at North Bay.


This transmitter will enable the licensee to offer a Christian music service to residents of North Bay.


The licensee states that the proposed transmitter will run the same programming at the same time as the main station in Timmins, via long distance land lines and with the aid of a remotely-accessed local computer located in North Bay.


The Commission acknowledges interventions received in support of this application.


The authority will only be effective and the licence will only be amended when the new transmitting facilities are constructed and ready to begin operation. When the licensee has completed construction and is prepared to commence operation, it must advise the Commission in writing. If the transmitting facilities are not constructed and ready to operate within 12 months of today’s date, extensions to this time frame may be granted provided that the licensee applies in writing to the Commission before the 12-month period or any extension of that period expires.


As proposed, the new FM transmitter will operate on frequency 92.5 MHz, channel 223LP, with an effective radiated power of 50 watts.


The technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM service. Accordingly, the licensee would have to select another frequency for the operation of the service should optimum utilization of the broadcasting spectrum so require.


The Department of Industry has advised the Commission that this application is conditionally technically acceptable. The Department will only issue a broadcasting certificate once it has determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.


In accordance with section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the above-mentioned amendment will only be valid when the Department of Industry certifies to the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate has been or will be issued.


Secretary General

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