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Route reference: 2011-300

Ottawa, 7 July 2011

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Calgary, Alberta

Application 2011-0547-9, received 24 March 2011

CBR Calgary – Technical change

1.      The Commission approves the application by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to change the technical parameters of the English-language commercial AM radio programming undertaking CBR Calgary by relocating its transmitter. All other technical parameters will remain unchanged. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2.      CBC stated that the relocation of its transmitter was necessary because of increasing urban development encroaching on its existing transmitter site, resulting in a large population within its strong signal contours. Potential problems that may occur from development within CBR’s strong signal contours include the risk of re-radiation from new buildings and other structures, as well as an increased probability of overload interference complaints due to the large population near the transmitter site. CBC indicated that the relocation of the transmitter will reduce the potential for these problems.

3.      The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this technical change 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. Therefore, in the absence of the notification by the Department, the applicant will not be able to implement the technical changes approved in this decision.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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