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  Route reference: 2010-47
  Ottawa, May 19, 2010
  CAB-K Broadcasting Ltd.
Olds, Alberta
  Application 2009-1726-3, received 18 December 2009

CKJX-FM Olds – Technical change

1. The Commission approves the application by CAB-K Broadcasting Ltd. to change the authorized contours of the radio programming undertaking CKJX-FM& Olds, Alberta by increasing the effective radiated power (ERP) from 6,700 watts to 35,000 watts. All other technical parameters remain unchanged. The implementation is subject to the notification by the Department of Industry (the Department) discussed in paragraph 4. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
2. The applicant stated that it wishes to increase the quality of its signal and provide a service that would be similar to its other radio station in Olds, CKLJ-FM, in terms of the coverage provided, but offer a format complementing that of CKLJ-FM.
3. The applicant also stated that the unique topography of the region causes some signal drop-outs and that the requested power increase would improve the station's coverage in the area served. As indicated in Technical changes – CKLJ-FM Olds and the Calgary Specialty FM station approved in Broadcasting Decision 2006-322, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-289, 13 August 2007, in which the Commission approved a technical change to increase the ERP of CKLJ-FM from 13,000 watts to 35,000 watts and to increase the height of its antenna, Commission analysis confirmed the presence of coverage deficiencies in the region due to the hilly terrain west of Olds. The Commission is therefore of the view that the current parameters for CKJX-FM are not adequate to provide a quality signal to a number of communities within its authorized service area and that a greater ERP could resolve the coverage issue.

Condition prior to the implementation of the new technical parameters

4. 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 new technical parameters approved in this decision.
  Secretary General
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