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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-77

  Ottawa, 7 April 2008
  Harvard Broadcasting Inc.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

  Application 2007-1748-1, received 3 December 2007
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-7
16 January 2008

CFWD-FM Saskatoon - Technical change

1. The Commission approves the application by Harvard Broadcasting Inc. (Harvard) to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CFWD-FM Saskatoon, authorized in Licensing of new radio stations to serve Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-155, 28 May 2007 (Broadcasting Decision 2007-155), in order to change the frequency from 92.3 MHz (channel 222C1) to 96.3 MHz (channel 242C1), and to change the authorized contours by decreasing the effective radiated power from 100,000 watts to 96,000 watts.
2. The licensee submitted that the proposed technical change to its authorized parameters approved in Broadcasting Decision 2007-155 would serve as a pre-emptive action to avoid potential third adjacency interference in Saskatoon. Harvard specifically referred to the Department of Industry's (the Department's) consideration of new rules that would require stations using third adjacent frequencies to be co-sited or near co-sited. Accordingly, the licensee anticipates that its current site location of CFWD-FM Saskatoon might not meet the new third adjacency rules.
3. The Commission received a comment on the application from Rawlco Radio Ltd. (Rawlco). Although Rawlco did not oppose Harvard's application, it submitted that the Saskatoon market has more than enough radio stations, and expressed its concern over anything that may risk further licensing of radio stations in that market. While acknowledging Rawlco's comment, the Commission notes that the consideration of any future addition to this radio market will form part of a separate public process.
4. 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.
5. 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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