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Ottawa, 15 March 2016

By E-mail:

Mr. Mark Lewis
693 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M4M 1G6

Re: Broadcasting application 2016-0244-1 – R.B. Communications

Dear Mr. Lewis,

This is in reference to the technical amendment application by R.B. Communications, related to the English-language commercial FM radio station CKYY-FM Welland, Ontario.

Procedural Request

  1. In the application, you have requested that the Commission make an exception to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure) in the treatment of this application. More specifically, you have requested that the application be processed administratively (as described in Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-960).

Specifically, you have requested that your application be treated under the administrative process given that the proposed revised contours do not enter a new market, and that the proposal does not result in a change of the operating class of a low-power station.

Given that the technical amendment proposed in the present application results in a considerable increase of the population served in its primary contour, Commission staff is of the view that this type of request falls beyond the scope of an administrative route and that the public should be given an opportunity to file submissions as interveners or respondents. Therefore, your procedural request is denied and the application will be processed as a Part 1 application.

A copy of this letter and all related correspondence will be added to the public record of the proceeding.


Sherwin Pagtakhan
Analyst, Radio Policy & Applications

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