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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Application 2008-0320-7, received 29 February 2008
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-25
26 March 2008
CBWK-FM - New transmitter at Pukatawagan
The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language radio programming undertaking CBWK-FM Thompson, Manitoba in order to operate an FM transmitter at Pukatawagan to replace its AM transmitter CBDS.
The transmitter will operate at 102.5 MHz (channel 273A1) with an effective radiated power of 200 watts.
The CBC indicated that the FM transmitter is intended to replace its existing AM transmitter CBDS and that recently, the Mathias Colomb Cree National Chief and Council advised the CBC that the CBDS site is contaminated and they will proceed to decontaminate it by June 2008. The CBC stated that the FM transmitter needs to be operational by this date.
The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
The CBC further advised the Commission that there will be no simulcast period. The licensee must then cease operation of its AM transmitter CBDS Pukatawagan. Pursuant to sections 9(1)(e) and 24(2) of the Broadcasting Act (the Act), and consistent with the CBC's request, the Commission amends the licence of CBWK-FM Thompson by deleting the AM transmitter CBDS Pukatawagan.
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 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 20 May 2010. 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.
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