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Corner Brook and Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2005-19
28 February 2005
CKXX-FM Corner Brook and its transmitter CKXX-FM-1 Stephenville - Technical change
The Commission approves the application by Newcap Inc. (Newcap) to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CKXX-FM Corner Brook in order to change the frequency of its transmitter CKXX-FM-1 Stephenville, from 95.3 MHz (channel 237LP) to 95.9 MHz (channel 240A1).
The Commission also approves the application by Newcap to change the authorized contours of CKXX-FM-1 Stephenville, by increasing the effective radiated power from 12 watts to 234 watts, and by decreasing the antenna height from 118.2 to 103.4 metres.
The applicant stated that the proposed changes are in response to a letter it received from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) concerning the new CBC transmitter in Stephenville approved in CBN-FM St. John's - New transmitter in Stephenville, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-48, 9 February 2005. The CBC indicated that its new transmitter would subject the signal of Newcap's unprotected transmitter CKXX-FM-1 to interference, and that CKXX-FM-1's current parameters would likewise subject the signal of the CBC's new transmitter to interference.
The Commission notes that the increase in power will result in a change in CKXX-FM-1's status from that of a low power unprotected service to that of a regular class A1 FM station.
The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
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 in PDF format or in HTML at the following Internet site: http://www.crtc.gc.ca