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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-476

  Ottawa, 5 November 2004
  Radio communautaire Missisquoi
Lac-Brome, Quebec
  Application 2003-1368-5
Public Hearing in the National Capital Region
7 September 2004

Use of 99.1 MHz by the new English-language FM community radio station in Lac-Brome


The Commission approves the application by Radio communautaire Missisquoi (RCM) to operate its new English-language FM Type A community radio programming undertaking in Lac-Brome at 99.1 MHz (channel 256A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 496 watts.


The applicant filed this application in response to the Commission's direction in English-language FM community radio station in Lac-Brome, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-199, 2 July 2003 (Decision 2003-199). The applicant had originally proposed to operate its new station at 98.1 MHz (channel 251A). In Decision 2003-199, the Commission indicated that it would only issue a licence to the applicant for this station provided that the applicant submitted an application proposing the use of 99.1 MHz (channel 256A) or another FM frequency that would be acceptable to both the Commission and the Department of Industry (the Department).


The Commission received a joint comment in the name of Communications Michel Mathieu, submitted on its own behalf and on behalf of Radio Plus B.M.D. inc., the licensee of CJAN-FM Asbestos, and Radio Nord-Joli inc., the licensee of CFNJ-FM Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon. The interveners stated that they were not opposed to RCM's application, but wished to confirm with the Commission that RCM had made a commitment not to oppose future applications to increase the ERP of the radio programming undertakings CFNJ-FM and CJAN-FM up to a maximum B1 class.


In response, the applicant emphasized that it expects to retain its right to address the Commission in cases where an application to increase the ERP of the radio programming undertakings CFNJ-FM and CJAN-FM up to a maximum B1 class could cause interference. The Commission is satisfied with the applicant's reply.


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 applicant that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, no licence may be issued until the Department notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met, and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.
  Secretary General
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