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  Ottawa, 1 December 2008
  Faithway Communications Inc.
Woodstock, New Bandon and Saint Stephen, New Brunswick
  Applications 2008-1174-6, 2008-1175-4 and 2008-1176-2, received 2 September 2008
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-83
26 September 2008

CJRI-FM Fredericton - New transmitters in Woodstock, New Bandon and Saint Stephen


The Commission approves the applications by Faithway Communications Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial specialty radio programming undertaking CJRI-FM Fredericton in order to operate transmitters at Woodstock, New Bandon and Saint Stephen, New Brunswick. The transmitters will operate at the technical parameters specified below:


Frequency (channel)

Effective radiated power

  Woodstock, New Brunswick 101.1 MHz (channel 266LP)

50 watts

  New Bandon, New Brunswick 99.7 MHz (channel 259LP)

50 watts

  Saint Stephen, New Brunswick 99.9 MHz (channel 260LP)

50 watts


The Commission notes that the transmitters will broadcast a niche Christian music service produced in and originating from Fredericton. The transmitters will also offer news and programs about local activities and events pertaining to Woodstock, New Bandon and Saint Stephen. In the Commission's view, the transmitters will add programming diversity to the region by providing a niche Christian music service with complementary programming to small communities. The Commission received several interventions in support of the applications.


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 other frequencies if the Department so requires.


The transmitters 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 1 December 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 that date.
  Secretary General
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