Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2018-101

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Reference: Part 1 application posted on 28 November 2017

Ottawa, 23 March 2018

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sudbury and Geraldton, Ontario

Public record for this application: 2017-1076-5

CBON-FM Sudbury and its transmitter CBON-FM-22 Geraldton – Technical changes

  1. The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to change the authorized contours of CBON-FM-22 Geraldton, a rebroadcasting transmitter of the radio programming undertaking CBON-FM Sudbury, Ontario (ICI Radio-Canada Première), by changing the antenna radiation pattern from non-directional to directional, changing the class of its transmitter from A to B, increasing the maximum effective radiated power (ERP) from 2,500 to 9,216 watts, decreasing the average ERP from 2,500 to 1,408 watts and increasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 151.1 to 157.1 metres. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
  2. The CBC stated that it wanted to change the direction of the project approved in CBON-FM Sudbury and its transmitter CBON-FM-22 Geraldton – Technical changes, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-447, 10 November 2016. The licensee stated that CBON-FM-22 Geraldton will be co-located with CBLG-FM Geraldton, a rebroadcasting transmitter of the English-language radio station CBQT-FM Thunder Bay, which is part of the Radio One network. It specified that these technical changes will allow the ICI Radio-Canada Première and Radio One services to be combined on a single antenna while maintaining excellent coverage in Geraldton and surrounding areas.
  3. 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 licensee must implement the technical changes by no later than 23 March 2020. To request an extension, the licensee must submit a written request to the Commission at least 60 days before that date, using the form available on the Commission’s website.

Secretary General

This decision is to be appended to the licence.


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