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Following a Public Hearing in the National Capital Region on 27 June 1989, the Commission approves the application for a licence for an FM radio broadcasting transmitting undertaking at Phoenix on the frequency 97.9 MHz, channel 250B, with an effective radiated power of 296 watts to rebroadcast the programming of the CBC's English-language AM radio network originating from CBU Vancouver. The Commission will issue a licence expiring 31 August 1994, subject to the conditions specified in the licence to be issued.
The Commission notes that the use of this FM frequency conforms with the guidelines set out in Public Notice CRTC 1985-142 dated 9 July 1985. The CBC has indicated that it intends to shut down CBRJ Grand Forks, CBRO Greenwood and CBXS Midway, which currently rebroadcast the programming of the CBC's English-language AM radio network service, within twelve months of the date on which the new FM transmitter becomes operational. The Commission expects the CBC to cease the operation of CBRJ, CBRO and CBXS within this time frame and to inform listeners of the changes herein approved.