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Public Hearing in the National Capital Region
20 October 2003
CKYR Jasper - Conversion to FM band
The Commission received an application by 3937844 Canada Inc. (a subsidiary of Newcap Inc.) to amend the broadcasting licence of the radio programming undertaking CJYR Edson, Alberta by converting its transmitter CKYR Jasper from the AM band to the FM band.
The transmitter would operate at 95.5 MHz (channel 238A) with an effective radiated power of 95 watts. The applicant indicated that the new FM transmitter would provide a stronger, more reliable signal for delivering the programming of CJYR Edson to the community of Jasper.
The Commission received no intervention in connection with this application.
The Commission is satisfied that the technical amendment would improve the quality of service to listeners in Jasper and, accordingly, approves the application.
The licensee is authorized, by condition of licence, to simulcast the programming of CJYR Edson for a transition period of three months following the commencement of operations of the new FM transmitter. The licensee must cease the operation of the AM transmitter CKYR Jasper at the end of this period.
The Department of Industry (the Department) has advised the Commission that, while this application is conditionally technically acceptable, it will only issue a broadcasting certificate when it has determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.
The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met, and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.
This decision is to be appended to the licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined at the following Internet site: www.crtc.gc.ca