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Following a Public Hearing in the National Capital Region beginning on 11 June 1990, the Commission denies the application to amend the broadcasting licence for CJBC-1-FM Belleville by decreasing the effective radiated power from 25,000 watts to 19,600 watts and by changing the frequency from 95.5 MHz (channel 238C1) to 94.3 MHz (channel 232B).
At the same hearing, the Commission considered five competing applications for a commercial English-language FM station at Belleville, three of which proposed to operate on the frequency 95.5 MHz (channel 238C1). Because budget restrictions prevented it from carrying out the planned technical changes on its own, the CBC proposed that, if one of these three applications were approved, the successful applicant would reimburse the Corporation for the use of channel 238C1.
However, in a related decision released today (Decision CRTC 90-1101), the Commission approved the application by Twigg Communications Limited which will operate on frequency 102.3 MHz (channel 272). Therefore, in accordance with the CBC's stated intention that the proposed amendments to its technical parameters were conditional upon approval of one of the three applications to operate on frequency 95.5 MHz, the Commission has denied the Corporation's application.
In view of the denial granted herein, the CBC will not surrender to the Commission its licence for CBBB-FM Belleville.