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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-501

  Ottawa, 9 October 2003
  Rogers Broadcasting Limited
Winnipeg, Manitoba
  Application 2003-0169-8
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2003-34
8 July 2003

FM radio station at Winnipeg - Technical change


The Commission approves the application by Rogers Broadcasting Limited (Rogers) for authority to make use of the frequency 102.3 MHz (channel 272C1), at an effective radiated power of 70,000 watts, for the operation of a new FM radio programming undertaking at Winnipeg.


In Applications for commercial radio stations to serve Winnipeg, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-224, 8 August 2002 (Decision 2002-224), the Commission approved an application by Rogers to convert its existing commercial AM station CKY Winnipeg to an FM station to serve that city. The Commission did not, however, approve the use of the frequency then proposed by the applicant. Instead, the Commission directed Rogers to file an application for the use of a different frequency. The present application is in response to the direction contained in Decision 2002-224.


The Commission received no interventions in connection with this application.


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


The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met, and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.


Furthermore, as stipulated in Decision 2002-224, the licence for this undertaking will only be issued once the applicant has informed the Commission in writing that it is prepared to commence operations. This undertaking must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 8 August 2004, 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 this date.
  Secretary General
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