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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-10

  Ottawa, 18 January 2008
  Blackburn Radio Inc.
Sarnia, Ontario
  Application 2007-1300-2, received 17 September 2007
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-113
10 October 2007

Use of frequency 103.9 MHz by the new FM transmitter of CHOK Sarnia


The Commission approves the application by Blackburn Radio Inc. (Blackburn) to operate a new FM transmitter in Sarnia at 103.9 MHz (channel 280A1) with an effective radiated power of 200 watts.


Blackburn filed the present application in response to the Commission's direction in CHOK Sarnia - Licence amendment, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-241, 20 July 2007. In that decision, the Commission approved in part an application by Blackburn to amend the broadcasting licence for CHOK Sarnia in order to operate an FM transmitter of CHOK in Sarnia. The Commission denied the proposed frequency and directed the applicant to submit an application proposing alternate technical parameters that would be acceptable to both the Commission and the Department of Industry (the Department).


The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with the present application.


The Commission notes that the addition of this FM transmitter will improve specific signal reception problems experienced by CHOK, and that the area covered by the FM transmitter will fall completely within the daytime and night-time area covered by CHOK.


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.


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 18 January 2010. 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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