ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-676
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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 28 September 2012
Ottawa, 12 December 2012
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Edmonton and St. Paul, Alberta
CHFA Edmonton – New transmitter in St. Paul
1. The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to amend the broadcasting licence for the AM radio programming undertaking CHFA Edmonton, Alberta, in order to operate a FM transmitter in St. Paul that will rebroadcast the programming of its national, French-language network service La Première Chaîne. The new transmitter will enable viewers in St. Paul to receive programming originating from CHFA Edmonton. The Commission received an intervention in support of this application.
2. The new transmitter will operate at 105.5 MHz (channel 288A) with an effective radiated power of 3,440 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 50.8 meters).
3. The licensee stated that the purpose of the addition of a transmitter in St. Paul is to improve the French-language service of La Première Chaîne in this region.
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 of Industry notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.
5. The transmitter must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 24 months from the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 12 December 2014. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted in writing at least 60 days before that date.
* This decision is to be appended to the licence.
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