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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-543

  Ottawa, 17 November 2005
  International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association Inc.
Moncton and Sussex, New Brunswick and Amherst, Nova Scotia
  Application 2005-0240-3
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2005-87
7 September 2005
 

CITA-FM Moncton - New transmitters in Sussex and Amherst - Technical change

  The Commission approves an application to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CITA-FM Moncton, in order to operate new transmitters in Sussex and in Amherst. The Commission also approves the amendment of the authorized contours of CITA-FM by relocating the transmitter and by increasing the antenna height.
 

The application

1. The Commission received an application by International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CITA-FM Moncton in order to operate FM transmitters in Sussex and in Amherst to rebroadcast the programming of CITA-FM.
2. The licensee also proposed to change the authorized contours of CITA-FM Moncton by relocating the transmitter and by increasing the antenna height.
3. The transmitter in Sussex would operate at 107.3 MHz (channel 297LP) with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 48 watts and the transmitter in Amherst would operate at 99.1 MHz (channel 256LP) with an ERP of 50 watts.
 

Interventions

4. The Commission received an intervention in support of this application as well as an intervention that did not support the establishment of additional religious broadcasting services.
 

Commission's analysis and determination

5. Based on its review of this application and the interventions received, the Commission approves the application by International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CITA-FM Moncton, in order to operate new transmitters in Sussex and in Amherst. The Commission also approves the amendment of the authorized contours of CITA-FM Moncton.
6. The Department of Industry (the Department) has advised the Commission that, while this application is conditionally technically acceptable, it will only issue broadcasting certificates when it has determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.
7. 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 broadcasting certificates will be issued.
8. Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for low-power unprotected FM services, the Commission also reminds the licensee that it will have to select other frequencies if the Department so requires.
9. The new transmitters must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 24 months from the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 17 November 2007. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted in writing at least 60 days before that date.
  Secretary General
  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: www.crtc.gc.ca 

Date Modified: 2005-11-17