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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Ottawa and Brockville, Ontario
Application 2007-1285-3, received 13 September 2007
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-112
5 October 2007
CBO-FM Ottawa - New transmitter in Brockville
The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CBO-FM Ottawa, in order to operate a transmitter in Brockville to rebroadcast the programming of its national English-language network service Radio One.
The new transmitter will operate at 106.5 MHz (channel 293A) with an effective radiated power of 3,000 watts.
The CBC noted that although Brockville is located within the 500 uV/m theoretical contour of its Radio One CBCK-FM Kingston transmitter, a recent signal quality evaluation study concluded that neither that station, nor its originating station in Ottawa, provide adequate coverage to Brockville. The CBC stated that a new transmitter is therefore required in order to provide a good quality signal to that area's population.
The Commission received several interventions in support of this application.
The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department of Industry 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 22 November 2009. 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.
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