Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2019-78

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Reference: Part 1 application posted on 8 January 2019

Ottawa, 15 March 2019

Rogers Media Inc.
Calgary and Banff, Alberta

Public record for this application: 2018-1118-3

CHFM-FM Calgary and its transmitter CHFM-FM-1 Banff – Technical changes

  1. The Commission approves the application by Rogers Media Inc. (Rogers) to change the authorized contours of CHFM-FM-1 Banff, a rebroadcasting transmitter of the English-language radio programming undertaking CHFM-FM Calgary, Alberta, by changing the transmitter class from A to A1 and the antenna radiation pattern from directional to non-directional, decreasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 210 to 11 watts (maximum ERP from 400 to 11 watts) and increasing the effective height of the antenna above average terrain from 320.2 to 370.6 metres. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
  2. Rogers indicated that its transmitter site was recently renovated and that it was necessary to replace the antenna and reduce the power of CHFM-FM-1 to ensure compliance with Safety Code 6.Footnote 1
  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 15 March 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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