Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-383

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Reference: Part 1 application posted on 27 April 2016

Ottawa, 23 September 2016

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Québec and Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec

Application 2016-0401-7

CBVE-FM Québec and its transmitter CBMA-FM Rouyn-Noranda – Technical changes

  1. The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CBVE‑FM Québec, Quebec, which is part of the Radio One network, to change the authorized contours of its rebroadcasting transmitter CBMA-FM Rouyn-Noranda. Specifically, the licensee requested to relocate its transmitter, change its frequency from 99.9 MHz (channel 260A) to 91.9 MHz (channel 220A), increase the effective radiated power from 1,000 to 2,712 watts and decrease the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 145 to 110.2 metres. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
  2. The CBC indicated that these changes will enable it to reduce costs by co-locating the antenna for CBMA‑FM with the CBC's other services in Rouyn-Noranda.
  3. 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.
  4. The transmitter must be operational with implemented technical changes 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 23 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.

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