Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2019-324

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Reference: Part 1 application posted on 12 July 2019

Ottawa, 18 September 2019

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Kelowna and Nakusp, British Columbia

Public record for this application: 2019-0544-9

CBTK-FM Kelowna and its transmitter CBUM-FM Nakusp – Technical changes

  1. The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to change the authorized contours of CBUM-FM Nakusp, British Columbia, a low-power rebroadcasting transmitter of the English-language radio programming undertaking CBTK-FM Kelowna (Radio One), by changing the frequency from 91.3 MHz (channel 217LP) to 99.9 MHz (channel 260LP) and increasing the effective height of the antenna above average terrain from -107 to -59.14 metres. All other parameters remain unchanged. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
  2. The licensee stated that the proposed technical changes are required to operate a different antenna than the one that the licensee initially proposed when it previously applied to add CBUM-FM to the licence of CBTK-FM and to permit its operation as a rebroadcasting transmitter.Footnote 1
  3. 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.
  4. The Department’s BPR-3: Application Procedures and Rules for FM Broadcasting Undertakings specifies that a low-power FM radio rebroadcasting transmitter is considered a secondary assignment operating on an unprotected channel. Should an FM station or transmitter with protected status be granted a frequency that is incompatible with that used by the low-power transmitter considered in this decision, the licensee may need to cease the operation of that low-power transmitter or file an application to change its frequency and/or technical parameters.
  5. The licensee must implement the technical changes by no later than 18 September 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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