Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-256
Reference: Part 1 applications posted on 17 February 2017
Ottawa, 19 July 2017
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Toronto and Penetanguishene, Ontario
Applications 2017-0089-9 and 2017-0090-7
CBLA-FM Toronto and its transmitter CBCM-FM Penetanguishene; CJBC Toronto and its transmitter CJBC-3-FM Penetanguishene– Technical changes
- The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to change the authorized contours of CBCM-FM Penetanguishene, Ontario, a rebroadcasting transmitter of the English-language radio programming undertaking CBLA-FM Toronto (Radio One) by decreasing the effective radiated power (ERP) from 2,800 to 1,760 watts and by increasing the effective height of the antenna above average terrain (EHAAT) from 145.5 to 184.8 metres. All other technical parameters will remain unchanged.
- The Commission also approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to change the authorized contours of CJBC-3-FM Penetanguishene, a rebroadcasting transmitter of the French-language radio programming undertaking CJBC Toronto (ICI Radio-Canada Première) by increasing the ERP from 15,300 to 28,311 watts and by increasing the EHAAT from 168 to 184.8 metres. All other technical parameters will remain unchanged.
- The licensee stated that it will replace the antennas for CBCM-FM and CJBC-3-FM with a single antenna. It added that these changes will allow the ICI Radio-Canada Première service to reach a larger francophone audience in the region, while maintaining excellent coverage of Penetanguishene and its vicinity.
- The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding these applications.
- The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, these authorities will only be effective when the Department of Industry notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that broadcasting certificates will be issued.
- The transmitters 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 19 July 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 each licence.
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