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Decision CRTC 2001-616

Ottawa, 1 October 2001

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Montréal and Sherbrooke, Quebec

Application processed by
Public Notice CRTC 2001-72
dated 22 June 2001

Increase in power for CBM-FM-1 Sherbrooke


The Commission approves the application to amend the broadcasting licence for CBM-FM Montréal, by increasing the effective radiated power of its transmitter CBM-FM-1 Sherbrooke, from 23,400 watts to 25,000 watts.


The Commission notes that the licensee also proposes to relocate the transmitter at its existing TV and FM transmitter site located in Fleurimont near Sherbrooke, for which no approval is required.


The authority will be effective and the licence will be amended only at such time as the Department of Industry, having advised that the application is conditionally technically acceptable, has determined that there is no unacceptable interference with NAV/COM services and indicated that it will issue a broadcasting certificate (section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act).


The Commission has examined the interventions submitted in opposition to this application in which the interveners shared their concerns regarding possible interference to CJMQ-FM Lennoxville, caused by the fourth adjacent frequency relationship and the relocation of the transmitter. In its reply to the interveners, CBC presented the following assurances:

· that should listeners residing in the interference protection zone ever experience reception problems, the CBC would correct the situation and would provide engineering and other necessary support to remedy any such problems.

· that the CBC will provide CJMQ-FM and all listeners full notification before CBC Radio Two signs on. In accordance with Industry Canada's Broadcasting Procedures and Rules, the CBC will test its signal for three weeks before official sign-on. CJMQ-FM will be advised and so will listeners. All will have opportunity to report any difficulty they may experience and the CBC will take all measures to protect CJMQ-FM listeners from any degradation of reception.


Following the CBC's response to the interventions, CJMQ-FM, in a letter dated 22 August 2001, withdrew its intervention as their request for guaranties had been met. It is noted that all other interventions received were in fact in support of CJMQ-FM's position.


The Commission is satisfied with the licensee's reply.

Secretary General

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