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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-563

  Ottawa, 28 September 2006
  Blackburn Radio Inc., on behalf of its subsidiary
Bea-Ver Communications Inc.

Windsor, Ontario
  Application 2006-0924-0
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-99
3 August 2006

CKUE-FM Chatham and its transmitter CKUE-FM-1 Windsor - Technical change


The Commission approves the application by Blackburn Radio Inc. (Blackburn), on behalf of its subsidiary Bea-Ver Communications Inc. (Bea-Ver), to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CKUE-FM Chatham, in order to change the frequency of its transmitter CKUE-FM-1 Windsor from 95.1 MHz (channel 236A) to 100.7 MHz (channel 264B1) and to change the authorized contours by increasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 1,950 watts to 3,840 watts.


In CKUE-FM Chatham - New transmitter in Windsor, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-603, 17 December 2003, the Commission approved an application by Bea-Ver to amend the licence for CKUE-FM Chatham by adding a transmitter at Windsor. This new transmitter CKUE-FM-1 currently operates as a synchronous repeater of CKUE-FM; that is, it operates at the same 95.1 MHz frequency as CKUE-FM's main transmitter in Chatham.


In CKUE-FM Chatham and its transmitter CKUE-FM-1 Windsor - Technical changes, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-500, 18 October 2005, the Commission approved an application by Bea-Ver to decrease the ERP of CKUE-FM from 42,000 watts to 36,400 watts, and to increase the average ERP of CKUE-FM-1 from 400 watts to 1,950 watts, in order to reduce interference in Windsor from U.S. radio stations operating in the adjacent city of Detroit and from CKUE-FM's Chatham transmitter.


In its application, Blackburn indicated that while the above-mentioned technical changes have brought some improvement to the CKUE-FM-1 signal, they have not solved the co-channel and poor reception issues in the core, west end and east end of the city and in its suburbs. The licensee stated that improvements to the CKUE-FM-1 signal are not possible on the current 95.1 MHz frequency, and that a change in frequency and an increase in transmitter power would: reduce the interference zone, thereby providing a better signal for the travelling public in and around Windsor and Chatham; improve signal reception in Windsor automobile plants and other large buildings; provide extensive interference-free coverage to the city of Windsor and its fast growing suburbs; and eliminate most of the persistent co-channel interference to CKUE-FM Chatham and CKUE-FM-1 Windsor.


The Commission received interventions 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 notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met, and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.
  Secretary General
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