ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-172
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Reference: Part 1 application posted on 28 November 2014
Ottawa, 1 May 2015
Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Ltd. (the general partner) and Jim Pattison Industries Ltd. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Limited Partnership
Prince Albert and Big River, Saskatchewan
CHQX-FM Prince Albert and its transmitter CHQX-FM-3 Big River – Technical changes
- The Commission approves the application by Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Ltd. (the general partner) and Jim Pattison Industries Ltd. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Limited Partnership (Jim Pattison LP), to change the authorized contours of CHQX-FM-3 Big River, Saskatchewan, a transmitter for the English-language radio programming undertaking CHQX-FM Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, by increasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 1,100 to 1,400 watts, decreasing the maximum ERP from 1,900 to 1,400 watts, decreasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 104.5 to 86.9 metres, changing the antenna’s radiation pattern from directional to non-directional, and relocating the transmitter to a new site.Footnote 1 The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
- The licensee stated that the tower on which the transmitter is located has been damaged beyond repair and that a new transmitter site is required.
- 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.
*This decision is to be appended to the licence.
- Footnote 1
The application was initially filed by Rawlco Radio Ltd., then licensee of CHQX-FM and CHQX-FM-3. In Various radio stations in Alberta and Saskatchewan - Acquisition of assets, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-654, 16 December 2014, the Commission approved the acquisition of the assets of the undertakings by Jim Pattison LP.
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