Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-216
Reference: Part 1 application posted on 20 March 2017
Ottawa, 23 June 2017
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Kamloops and Clinton, British Columbia
CBYK-FM Kamloops – New transmitter in Clinton
- The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language radio programming undertaking CBYK-FM Kamloops, British Columbia, to operate an FM transmitter in Clinton to rebroadcast the programming of its national, English-language network service Radio One. The new low-power FM transmitter will replace the low-power AM transmitter CBUU Clinton. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
- The new transmitter will operate at 98.9 MHz (channel 255LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts and an effective height of the antenna above average terrain of ‑69.2 metres.
- The CBC stated that the FM transmitter will improve the quality of the Radio One signal in Clinton.
- 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.
- Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power FM undertaking, the Commission reminds the licensee that it will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.
- 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 23 June 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.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
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