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Route reference: 2009-769

Ottawa, 9 June 2010

Newcap Inc.
Fort McMurray, Alberta

Application 2009-1527-5, received 10 November 2009

CHFT-FM Fort McMurray Technical change

 1.         The Commission approves the application by Newcap Inc. to change the authorized contours of the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CHFT‑FM Fort McMurray by increasing the effective radiated power from 20,000 to 50,000 watts. All other technical parameters will remain unchanged. There were no interventions to this application.

The licensee stated that the proposed change was necessary to improve reception to distant listeners and to remain competitive in the market.

3.         Based on its examination of the application, the Commission is satisfied that the Fort McMurray radio market can accommodate the proposed technical change without undue economic or technical impact on existing radio stations.

4.         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.

5.         The Commission reminds the applicant 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


*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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