ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-155

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Broadcasting Public Notice 2008-123
  Ottawa, 24 March 2009
  CTV Limited
Peterborough, Ontario
  Application 2008-1555-8, received 20 November 2008

CKQM-FM Peterborough – Technical changes


The Commissionapproves the application by CTV Limited (CTV) to change the authorized contours of the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CKQM-FM Peterborough by decreasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 50,000 to 7,500 watts, by increasing the effective antenna height above average terrain from 91.5 to 277.5 meters and by relocating the transmitter.


In Broadcasting Decision 2008-98, the Commission approved in part an application by 591989 B.C. Ltd., a subsidiary of Corus Entertainment Inc. (Corus), for a broadcasting licence to operate a new English-language commercial FM station in Peterborough to replace its AM station CKRU Peterborough. Specifically, the Commission approved the conversion to the FM band but required the licensee to amend its application to propose a new frequency. In Broadcasting Decision 2008-334, the Commission approved the application by Corus to operate a new English-language commercial FM radio station in Peterborough at 100.5 MHz (channel 263B1) with an average ERP of 5,000 watts. CTV explained that the technical changes sought for its station CKQM-FM will accommodate Corus' use of the proposed frequency for CKRU-FM.


The Commission notes that it received an intervention in opposition to the application raising issues relating to the reception of signals from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, to which the applicant replied. However, the Commission is of the view that these issues fall under the mandate of the Department of Industry (the Department). The intervention and the applicant's reply are available on the Commission's website at under "Public Proceedings."


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

Related documents

  • Use of the frequency 100.5 MHz by the new FM station in Peterborough, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-334, 1 December 2008
  • Licensing of new radio stations to serve Peterborough and the City of Kawartha Lakes, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-98, 8 May 2008
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