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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 28 September 2011

Ottawa, 17 January 2012

UFV Campus and Community Radio Society
Abbotsford, British Columbia

Application 2011-1281-2

CIVL-FM Abbotsford – Technical change

1.      The Commission approves the application by UFV Campus and Community Radio Society (UFV) to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language community radio programming undertaking CIVL-FM Abbotsford, authorized in Broadcasting Decision 2006-70, in order to change the station’s authorized contours by increasing its average effective radiated power (ERP) from 220 to 520 watts (maximum ERP from 550 to 880 watts), by decreasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 121 to 104 metres (directional antenna) and by relocating its transmitter site. The Commission received interventions in support of this application.

2.      The licensee indicated that in Broadcasting Decisions 2010-297 and 2010-298, the Commission authorized CIVL-FM and CBU-1-FM Abbotsford, a transmitter of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) station CBU Vancouver, to engage in a frequency exchange. The licensee further indicated that the Commission authorized CIVL-FM to broadcast at 101.7 MHz from the same site as CBU-1-FM. However, in Broadcasting Information Bulletin 2011-231, the Commission authorized the CBC to move its transmitter to a new site approximately 0.5 km away. Consequently, UFV requested that the Commission authorize it to move its transmitter to the same site.

3.      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.

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.

Secretary General

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