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Decision

Ottawa, 15 February 1991
Decision CRTC 91-101
Monarch Broadcasting Ltd.
Grande Prairie, Alberta - 900729500
In Public Notice CRTC 1990-84 dated 23 August 1990, the Commission announced an application by Monarch Broadcasting Ltd. (Monarch) to amend the broadcasting licence for CJXX Grande Prairie by increasing the day-time transmitter power from 10,000 watts to 25,000 watts; by relocating the transmitter to a site approximately 9 kilometres southwest of the present location; and by changing the frequency from 1,430 KHz to 840 KHz.
The Commission received interventions opposing the proposed power increase from Nor-Net Communications Ltd., licensee of CKNL Fort St. John, British Columbia; Mega Communications Ltd., licensee of CJDC Dawson Creek, British Columbia; and Peace River Broadcasting Corporation Ltd., licensee of CKYL Peace River, Alberta. In view of the concerns raised in these interventions, the Commission advised in CRTC Notice of Public Hearing 1990-14 dated 14 December 1990, that it had decided to place this application on the public hearing, beginning in Vancouver on 12 February 1991, to give the applicant and the interveners an opportunity to comment further. Monarch subsequently advised the Commission that it had decided to withdraw from the application the proposal to increase CJXX's day-time transmitter power. Following discussions with Monarch on this issue, the interveners informed the Commission in writing that they have retracted their objections to the application. Consequently, the Commission has withdrawn Monarch's application from consideration at the Vancouver hearing.
The Commission is satisfied that the proposed relocation of CJXX's transmitter site and change in frequency will improve its service to the Grande Prairie area and that these amendments to the station's technical parameters will have minimal impact on other radio operations in the area. Accordingly, the Commission approves Monarch's application to amend CJXX's broadcasting licence by relocating the transmitter to a site approximately 9 kilometres southwest of the present location and by changing the frequency from 1,430 KHz to 840 KHz.
In accordance with paragraph 13(1)(b) of the Broadcasting Act, the Commission will only issue the licence amendment, and the authority granted herein may only be implemented, at such time as written notification is received from the Department of Communications that it will issue an amendment to the Broadcasting Certificate.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General