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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-315

  Ottawa, 17 August 2007
  Atlantic Broadcasters Limited
Antigonish and Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia
  Application 2007-0873-7, received 6 June 2007
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-69
28 June 2007

CJFX-FM Antigonish - New transmitter at Pleasant Bay


The Commission approves the application by Atlantic Broadcasters Limited (ABL) to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CJFX-FM Antigonish, Nova Scotia, in order to operate a low-power transmitter at Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia.


The new transmitter will operate at 102.5 MHz (channel 273LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts.1


In Broadcasting Decision 2003-7, the Commission approved an application by ABL to operate an English-language FM radio station in Antigonish to replace the AM station CJFX Antigonish. As noted by ABL, residents of the Pleasant Bay community lost their radio service as a result of this switch to the FM band and have since petitioned the licensee to restore coverage to the area. ABL also stated that the mountainous terrain surrounding Pleasant Bay prevents this community from receiving the signals of both CJFX-FM and its transmitter CJFX-FM-1 Inverness, Nova Scotia.


The Commission did not receive any 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.


Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM service, the Commission also reminds the licensee that it will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.


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 17 August 2009. 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 that date.
  Secretary General

Related documents

  • CJFX Antigonish - Conversion to FM band, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-7, 8 January 2003.
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[1] ABL had proposed a transmitter power of 43.5 watts, but the Department of Industry certified 50 watts.

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