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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Matane and Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Quebec
Public Hearing in the National Capital Region
10 January 2005
CBGA-FM Matane - New transmitter in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts
The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CBGA-FM Matane in order to operate an FM transmitter in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts to broadcast CBGA-FM's programming, and to delete the existing AM transmitter CBGA-7 Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Quebec.
The FM transmitter will replace the existing CBGA-7 Sainte-Anne-des-Monts transmitter, which operates on the AM band. The new transmitter will operate at 101.1 MHz (channel 266C) with an average effective radiated power of 49,800 watts.
The new transmitter will improve the quality of the CBC's French-language radio service in this municipality as well as in a number of localities on the south shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
The licensee is authorized, by condition of licence, to simulcast the programming of CBGA-FM Matane on the CBGA-7 transmitter for a transition period of three months following the commencement of operation of the new FM transmitter. The licensee must then cease operation of its AM transmitter CBGA-7 Sainte-Anne-des-Monts.
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 applicant that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, no licence may be issued until 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 7 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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