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Rogers Broadcasting Limited Vernon and Enderby, British Columbia
Public Hearing in the National Capital Region
10 January 2005
CKIZ-FM Vernon - New transmitter in Enderby
The Commission approves the application by Rogers Broadcasting Limited (Rogers) to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CKIZ-FM Vernon, in order to operate a transmitter in Enderby, British Columbia.
The new transmitter will operate at 93.9 MHz (channel 230LP) with an effective radiated power of 10 watts.
The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
Rogers stated that Enderby residents have been unable to receive CKIZ-FM's signal since the conversion of the AM station in Vernon to the FM band, which was approved in Conversion of AM radio station CJIB to FM, Decision CRTC 2001-184, 22 March 2001.
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.
Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM service, the Commission also reminds the licensee that it will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.
The transmitter 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 25 February 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 this date.
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