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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-151

  See also: 2008-151-1

Ottawa, 31 July 2008
  Radio communautaire du Saguenay inc.
Saguenay, Quebec
  Application 2008-0358-7, received 5 March 2008
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-31
10 April 2008

CKAJ-FM Saguenay - Technical change


The Commission approves the application by Radio communautaire du Saguenay inc. to change the authorized contours of the French-language type B FM radio programming undertaking CKAJ-FM Saguenay by increasing the effective radiated power from 2,693 watts to 14,164 watts, increasing the effective antenna height and relocating the antenna.


According to the licensee, these changes will improve the quality of CKAJ-FM Saguenay's signal.


The Commission received one comment concerning the application from Carl Gilbert.


Although Carl Gilbert did not oppose the application by Radio communautaire du Saguenay inc., he noted that the applicant did not show that the proposed technical changes are essential. Mr. Gilbert further stated that it is important to consider the state of the Saguenay radio market, given that it is preparing to welcome a new entrant, CKGS-FM, by March 2009.


In its reply, the applicant noted that Mr. Gilbert did not oppose the application. Radio communautaire du Saguenay inc. reiterated that it is a not-for-profit organization and that its goal is to provide its listeners with a quality signal from the only community radio station in the Saguenay.


The Commission notes that the proposed technical changes will result in a considerable increase in the station's authorized contours.


In addition, the Commission notes that this approval should not have an impact on other stations in the market given that CKAJ-FM is a not-for-profit organization and does not solicit local advertising.


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 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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