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  Route reference: 2009-41
  Ottawa, 26 March 2009
  Student Media, University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario
  Application 2008-1715-8, received 18 December 2008
 

CJAM-FM Windsor – Technical changes

1. The Commission approves the application by Student Media, University of Windsor (Student Media) to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language community-based campus radio programming undertaking CJAM-FM Windsor, in order to change the frequency from 91.5 MHz (channel 218LP) to 99.1 MHz (channel 256A), to decrease the maximum average radiated power from 914 to 456 watts, and to change the antenna pattern from directional to omni-directional. All other technical parameters remain unchanged. The Commission received interventions in support of this application.
2. The Commission notes that these technical changes will result in a change in status of CJAM-FM Windsor from that of an unprotected low-power service to that of a regular Class A service, and that, following negotiations between the Department of Industry (the Department) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Student Media is authorized to operate CJAM-FM with parameters that fall within those of a Class A station in spite of its unprotected status as a low-power FM station.
3. 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.

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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.
  Secretary General
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