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UCFV Campus and Community Radio Society
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-80
28 June 2006
Use of frequency 88.5 MHz by the new community-based campus FM radio station in Abbotsford, British Columbia
The Commission approves the application by UCFV Campus and Community Radio Society (UCFV) to operate its new English-language community-based campus FM radio station at the University College of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia, at 88.5 MHz (channel 203A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 92 watts.
UCFV filed this application in response to the Commission's direction in Community-based campus FM radio station in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-70, 14 March 2006 (Decision 2006-70). In its original application, UCFV proposed to operate the station at 88.5 MHz (channel 203A) with an average ERP of 92 watts. In Decision 2006-70, the Commission stated that it would only issue a licence to UCFV for this station if it submitted an application proposing alternative technical parameters that would be acceptable to both the Commission and the Department of Industry (the Department).
UCFV submitted a new application for the proposed use of frequency 88.7 MHz (channel 204A). However, these proposed alternative technical parameters were deemed unacceptable by the Department, given that the proposed station could cause interference with the station of an incumbent in the market. Nevertheless, further discussions between the parties involved resolved this issue, and the Department has advised the Commission that the technical parameters proposed in the original application (the use of frequency 88.5 MHz (channel 203A) with an average ERP of 92 watts) are conditionally technically acceptable.
The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
The Commission reminds the applicant 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.
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