ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-253

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  Route reference: 2009-140
  Ottawa, 7 May 2009
  Newcap Inc.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
  Application 2009-0249-6, received 30 January 2009

CJYQ St. John's – Technical change

1. The Commission approves the application by Newcap Inc. (Newcap) relating to the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial AM radio programming undertaking CJYQ St. John's to amend the technical parameters of its transmitter CJYQ St. John's by relocating the antenna site and reducing the daytime transmitter power from 50,000 watts to 25,000 watts. The station's night-time transmitter power will remain unchanged at 25,000 watts. There were no interventions to this application. The implementation is subject to the notification by the Department of Industry (the Department) discussed in paragraph 3 below.
2. Newcap explained that it needs to relocate the antenna because of repeated vandalism of its transmitter facilities. The licensee anticipates that the technical change will result in a reduction in the population served within CJYQ's 15 mV/m contour from 149,655 to 70,522 people. Coverage within the 5 mV/m contour should not be reduced.

Condition prior to the implementation of the amendment to the technical parameters

3. 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. Therefore, in the absence of the notification by the Department, the licensee will not be able to implement the amendment to the technical parameters approved in this decision.
  Secretary General
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