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Public Hearing in the National Capital Region
10 January 2005
Use of frequency 107.7 MHz by the new transmitter of CKDO Oshawa
The Commission approves the application by Durham Radio Inc. (Durham) to operate its new FM transmitter of CKDO Oshawa in Oshawa at 107.7 MHz (channel 299A1) with an effective radiated power of 250 watts.
In CKDO Oshawa -New transmitter in Oshawa, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-362, 20 August 2004, the Commission approved in part Durham's application to operate an FM transmitter of CKDO Oshawa in Oshawa. The Commission denied Durham's proposed use of 107.7 MHz because it was technically mutually exclusive with an application by Rock 95 Broadcasting (Barrie-Orillia) Ltd. (Rock 95) to use 107.7 MHz (channel 299C1) for CKMB-FM Barrie, Ontario1. The Commission directed Durham to submit another application proposing the use of a suitable frequency other than 107.7 MHz.
The Department of Industry (the Department) has since notified the Commission that Rock 95's proposed use of 107.7 MHz is not technically acceptable because it would create unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services. As a result, Durham filed another application to use 107.7 MHz for its new FM transmitter of CKDO Oshawa in Oshawa.
The Commission received an intervention in support of the present application from Rock 95.
The Department 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.
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 2 March 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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Footnote: In CKMB-FM Barrie - Technical change, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-363, 20 August 2004, the Commission approved an applicationby Rock 95 Broadcasting (Barrie-Orillia) Ltd. to amend the broadcasting licence for CKMB-FM Barrie in order to change the frequency from 107.5 MHz (channel 298C1) to 107.7 MHz (channel 299C1) and to change the authorized contours by relocating the transmitter.