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Reference: Part 1 application posted on 2 February 2015
Ottawa, 27 May 2015
CILV-FM Ottawa – Technical changes
- The Commission approves the application by Newcap Inc. (Newcap) to change the authorized contours of the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CILV-FM Ottawa by moving the transmission site, changing the channel class from B to C1, increasing the maximum effective radiated power (ERP) from 12,000 to 90,000 watts (average ERP from 2,300 to 37,000 watts) and decreasing the antenna’s effective height above average terrain from 254.6 to 130.7 metres.
- The Commission received an intervention supporting the application, as well as a comment from Perth FM Radio Inc. (Perth Radio), licensee of CHLK-FM Perth. Perth Radio noted that the changes proposed by Newcap could limit any future increase in CHLK-FM’s parameters above those of a Class A station should it apply to address signal problems in its licensed service area. However, it also noted that Newcap had agreed not to oppose a future increase in CHLK-FM’s parameters to maximum Class B1 in the direction of CILV-FM.
- Newcap stated that the technical changes were necessary to improve service to the eastern side of Ottawa and the adjacent bedroom communities to the east and south of the city.
- 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.
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