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Ottawa, 6 November 2013

Mr. Sathian Karunananthan
Manager IT / Technical Dept.
CMR 101.3 Diversity FM (CJSA)
Unit 1, 306 Rexdale Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario
M9W 1R6


Re: CMR email dated 30 October 2013 – Status of trial using HD Radio on CJSA-FM Toronto

Dear Mr. Karunananthan,

The following is in response to your email dated 30 October 2013. Thank you for keeping Commission staff informed about the status of your trial using HD Radio technology.

The Commission is currently in the process of reviewing its Commercial Radio Policy.
On 30 October 2013, the Commission issued a Notice of Consultation (see Notice CRTC 2013-572) that calls for comments on a targeted policy review for the commercial radio sector. Amongst the issues raised in this Notice, the Commission seeks comments on the possible implementation of the HD Radio technology in Canada and the need for a regulatory framework.

As noted in the CRTC letter sent to CMR on 9 July 2013, your application for experimenting with HD Radio is available on the public record of this process. As part of this process, we invite you to submit your comments. We also remind you that you are required to submit a report of your findings about HD Radio to the Commission within 60 days of the completion of the first six months of experimentation (i.e., by the end of June 2014).

Please note that a copy of this letter could be made available for public examination as part of the above-mentioned Commercial Radio Policy review process.

Best Regards,

Original signed by:

Annie Laflamme
Director – Radio Policy and Applications

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