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Application 2007-1684-7, received 26 November 2007
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-141
18 December 2007
CIKX-FM Grand Falls and its transmitter CIKX-FM-1 Plaster Rock - Technical change
The Commission approves the application by Astral Media Radio Atlantic Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CIKX-FM Grand Falls, in order to change the frequency of its transmitter CIKX-FM-1 Plaster Rock from 91.7 MHz (channel 219LP) to 88.3 MHz (channel 202LP).
In its application, the licensee stated that the unprotected frequency of CIKX-FM-1 Plaster Rock would create interference with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC's) transmitter CBAF-FM-21 Bon Accord. In CBAF-FM Moncton and its transmitter CBAF-FM-21 Bon Accord - Technical change, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-361, 1 October 2007, the Commission approved an application by the CBC to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CBAF‑FM Moncton, in order to change the frequency of its transmitter CBAF-FM-21 Bon Accord from 107.5 MHz (channel 298C) to 91.7 MHz (channel 219C). The Commission notes that Bon Accord is located about 25 kilometres from Plaster Rock.
The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
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 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.
Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM service, the Commission also reminds the licensee that it will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.
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