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  Route reference: 2009-157
  Ottawa, 23 September 2009
  Radio Ville-Marie
Gatineau, Quebec
  Application 2009-0244-6, received 29 January 2009
Public hearing in Québec, Quebec
26 May 2009

CIRA-FM Montréal – New transmitter in Gatineau


The Commission approves the application by Radio Ville-Marie to amend the broadcasting licence for the French-language specialty FM radio programming undertaking CIRA-FM Montréal in order to operate an AM transmitter in Gatineau, Quebec. The Commission received interventions in support of this application.


The new transmitter will operate at 1350 kHz with a daytime transmitter power of 1,000 watts and a night-time transmitter power of 180 watts.


The licensee indicated that the addition of the transmitter in Gatineau will allow it to respond to the requests for the service from that region’s population.


The Commission reminds the licensee that pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department of Industry notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.


The transmitter 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 23 September 2011. 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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