Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-233

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Reference: Part 1 application posted on 26 February 2016

Ottawa, 20 June 2016

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sudbury and Moosonee, Ontario

Application 2016-0187-3

CBCS-FM Sudbury – New transmitter in Moosonee

  1. The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CBCS-FM Sudbury, Ontario, to operate an FM rebroadcasting transmitter in Moosonee to replace its existing low-power AM transmitter CBEY Moosonee. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
  2. The new transmitter will operate at 99.9 MHz (channel 260A1) with an effective radiated power of 135 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 8.97 metres).
  3. The CBC indicated that this amendment would improve the quality of its Radio One signal in Moosonee and surrounding areas.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 20 June 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.


  1. The Commission reminds the licensee that it must file an application to delete CBCS-FM’s current AM transmitter CBEY once the implementation date for the new FM transmitter is known.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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