ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-149

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  Route reference: 2009-20
  Ottawa, 19 March 2009
  Manitoulin Radio Communication Inc.
Little Current, Ontario
  Application 2008-1665-5, received 12 December 2008

CFRM-FM Little Current – Technical change

1. The Commission approves the application by Manitoulin Radio Communication Inc. (Manitoulin Radio) to change the authorized contours of the Type B community radio programming undertaking CFRM-FM Little Current, by increasing the average effective radiated power from 1,830 to 27,500 watts and by decreasing the effective antenna height.
2. Manitoulin Radio indicated that the change to the authorized contours will allow its service to reach all of Manitoulin Island.
3. The Commission received interventions in support of this application as well as one comment. The interventions can be found on the Commission's website at under "Public Proceedings."
4. The Commission reminds the licensee that, in accordance with the Community radio policy, Public Notice CRTC 2000-13, 28 January 2000, it must continue to broadcast diverse spoken word and musical programming that complements the programming offered by other elements of the broadcasting system, and in particular, by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and commercial stations.
5. The Commission also encourages the licensee to continue to facilitate volunteer participation at its radio station by residents of Little Current and Manitoulin Island, the community it is licensed to serve.


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.
  Secretary General
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