Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2019-240

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Reference: Part 1 application posted on 2 May 2019

Ottawa, 8 July 2019

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Halifax and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Public record for this application: 2019-0297-4

CBAX-FM Halifax and its transmitter CBAX-FM-3 Yarmouth – Technical changes

  1. The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to change the authorized contours of CBAX-FM-3 Yarmouth, a rebroadcasting transmitter of the English-language radio programming undertaking CBAX-FM Halifax, Nova Scotia (ICI Musique), by increasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 20,500 to 35,535 watts (maximum ERP from 54,500 to 83,879 watts), increasing the effective height of the antenna above average terrain from 139.5 to 186.2 metres and changing the existing coordinates of the transmitter site. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
  2. The CBC stated that the changes would permit it to combine its Radio One, ICI Musique and ICI Première services on a single antenna, to optimize operating costs while ensuring quality service for Yarmouth and the surrounding area.
  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 8 July 2021. 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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