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Ottawa, 13 November 2014

Procedural letter

Carol Russ, CFO
Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta
13245-146 Street
Edmonton, AB
T5L 4S8

By Email:

Re: Broadcasting application 2014-1132-1

Dear Ms. Russ,
This letter is in reference to the application by the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta to amend the technical parametres of CFWE-FM-4 Edmonton, AB.

Procedural Request

In your application for a technical amendment, dated 4 November 2014, you requested that the Commission make an exception to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure) to process your application using an administrative route.

Your rationale for this request is that your technical amendment application does not result in service contours that enter a new market, will not result in a change of operating class. You further note that CFWE-FM-4’s signal does not effectively cover the city of Edmonton, and that, additional advertising revenue from Edmonton businesses will compensate for the loss of funding experienced by your station.

Commission staff notes that this proposed change in service contours, while remaining within the Edmonton market, will result in a significant increase in power (from 9,300 to 100,000 watts). Therefore staff considers that input from broadcasters in Edmonton and other interested parties is important in this case.

In light of the above, staff is of the view that your procedural request is not justified given the circumstances. Therefore, the application will remain a Part 1 Proceeding, subject to a 30 day intervention period ending 8 December 2014, and a 10 day reply period, if necessary.

A copy of this letter will be added to the record associated with your application to be made available for public examination.

Should you need further information concerning your application, please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone at (819) 997-4716 or by fax at 819-994-0218.


Angie Blakeney,
Radio Analyst

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