Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-367

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Reference: Part 1 application posted on 18 May 2016

Ottawa, 9 September 2016

International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association Inc.
Moncton and Bouctouche, New Brunswick

Application 2016-0418-2

CITA-FM Moncton – New transmitter in Bouctouche

  1. The Commission approves the application by International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association Inc. (International Harvesters) to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language specialty (Christian music) radio programming undertaking CITA-FM Moncton, New Brunswick, to operate a low-power rebroadcasting transmitter in Bouctouche.
  2. The new transmitter will operate at 107.7 MHz (channel 299LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 2.5 metres).Footnote 1
  3. The licensee stated that it would like to serve the residents of Bouctouche. It added that CITA-FM would continue to air Moncton Wildcats hockey games, which its listeners have appreciated.
  4. Pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department of Industry (the Department) notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.
  5. Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM transmitter, the Commission also reminds the licensee that it will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.
  6. 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 9 September 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.


Footnote 1

These technical parameters reflect those conditionally approved by the Department of Industry.

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