Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-169

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Reference: Part 1 application posted on 20 February 2017

Ottawa, 26 May 2017

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Toronto and Orillia, Ontario

Application 2017-0091-4

CBLA-FM Toronto and its transmitter CBCO-FM Orillia – Technical changes

  1. The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to change the authorized contours of CBCO-FM Orillia, a rebroadcasting transmitter of the English-language radio station CBLA-FM Toronto (Radio One), by increasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 5,200 to 13,520 watts (maximum ERP from 11,200 to 13,520 watts), changing the antenna radiation pattern from directional to non-directional and decreasing the effective height of the antenna above average terrain from 169.3 to 148.1 metres. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
  2. The CBC stated that the changes would allow it to combine the Radio One service with its Radio Two service CBL-FM-3 Orillia on a single antenna and would maintain coverage in the Orillia region and its vicinity.
  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 26 May 2019. 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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