Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-105

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Reference: Part 1 application posted on 13 October 2015

Ottawa, 18 March 2016

Radio Acadie ltée
Caraquet, New Brunswick

Application 2015-1161-8

CJVA Caraquet – Technical changes

  1. The Commission approves the application by Radio Acadie ltée (Radio Acadie) relating to the broadcasting licence for the French-language commercial AM radio programming undertaking CJVA Caraquet, New Brunswick. Specifically, Radio Acadie wishes to change the technical parameters of its new FM transmitter, approved to replace the AM station CJVA in CJVA Caraquet – Conversion to the FM band, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-41, 13 February 2015, by relocating it to another site, by changing its class from B to C1, and by increasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 17,000 to 22,233 watts (maximum ERP from 28,000 to 100,000 watts with the effective height of antenna above average terrain increasing from 65.7 to 96.6 meters).
  2. The transmitter will be relocated from the Caraquet water tower to existing Canadian Broadcasting Corporation facilities in Grande Anse, New Brunswick. According to the licensee, the new facilities are less costly, their use will result in less of the population being exposed to high-frequency fields, and the signal will not penetrate into new markets.
  3. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
  4. 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 18 March 2018. 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.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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