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Route reference: 2011-314

Ottawa, 28 September 2011

Le5 Communications Inc.
Sudbury, Ontario

Application 2011-0089-1, received 21 January 2011

CHYC-FM Sudbury – Technical change

1.    The Commission approves the application by Le5 Communications Inc. to change the authorized contours of the French-language commercial radio programming undertaking CHYC-FM Sudbury by increasing the effective radiated power from 1,400 to 4,620 watts and the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 165.3 to 181.9 metres, as well as by changing the class of the transmitter from that of a Class A to Class B1 station. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application. 

2.    According to the licensee, the amendment is necessary to solve signal reception problems. It indicated that the signal was not strong enough to penetrate buildings, homes and sometimes vehicles, even within the municipality of Sudbury. In support of its application, the licensee provided about 30 letters from listeners reporting signal reception problems in buildings such as schools and houses.

3.    The Commission considers that the economic impact of this technical amendment on the Sudbury market should be minimal, given the fact that the station in question is the only commercial French-language station operating in a mainly English-language market.

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 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.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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