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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-67

Ottawa, 21 February 2003

Aboriginal Voices Radio Inc.
Vancouver and Abbotsford, British Columbia

Application 2002-0188-0
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2002-78
20 December 2002

New transmitter in Abbotsford


The Commission approves the application by Aboriginal Voices Radio Inc. (AVR) to amend the broadcasting licence for its radio programming undertaking at Vancouver in order to operate a transmitter in Abbotsford.


The new transmitter will distribute the programming of the Aboriginal-language radio station, which was approved in New Aboriginal-language radio station to serve Vancouver approved in part, Decision CRTC 2001-314, 5 June 2001, to serve the population of Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley, as well as Vancouver. This transmitter was proposed because the one in Vancouver would not serve the Abbotsford area.


The new transmitter will operate at 850 kHz with a transmitter power of 10,000 watts. This frequency was previously licensed to Rogers Radio (British Columbia) Ltd. (Rogers Radio) to operate its AM station CFSR Abbotsford.


The Commission notes that, in Conversion of AM radio station CFSR to FM, Decision CRTC 2001-317, 5 June 2001, it approved the application by Rogers Broadcasting Limited, on behalf of Rogers Radio, to convert CFSR Abbotsford to the FM band at 107.1 MHz (channel 296A). The decision included the following statement:

The Commission notes, and considers as significant, the applicant's commitment, depending upon receipt of approval for this application, to make CFSR's current AM transmitting facilities, now operating on the frequency of 850 kHz, available for use by another party without charge for a period of seven years.


The Commission received one intervention in support of this application.


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 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 21 February 2005. 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 this date.

Secretary General

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