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  Route reference: 2009-252
  Ottawa, 20 August 2009
  Canadian Hellenic Cable Radio Ltd.
Montréal, Quebec
  Application 2009-0556-5, received 1 April 2009
 

New FM radio station to serve Montréal – Licence amendment

  The Commission approves an application by Canadian Hellenic Cable Radio Ltd. to amend the broadcasting licence for its commercial specialty FM radio programming undertaking in Montréal, Quebec.
 

Introduction

1.

The Commission received an application by Canadian Hellenic Cable Radio Ltd. (Hellenic Radio) to amend the broadcasting licence for its commercial specialty FM radio programming undertaking in Montréal, Quebec, in order to delete the condition of licence requiring the licensee to find an alternative frequency, other than 106.3 MHz, in the event of any interference with the signal of CKAV-FM-10 Montréal, operated by Aboriginal Voices Radio Inc. (AVR) at 106.7 MHz, that cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of AVR.

2.

In Broadcasting Decision 2007-217, the Commission approved an application by Hellenic Radio to operate a commercial specialty FM radio station in Montréal at 106.3 MHz. Because the frequency of the new station was second adjacent to the frequency of CKAV-FM-10, operated by AVR, the Commission imposed a condition of licence on Hellenic Radio requiring it to find an alternative frequency in the event of any interference with the signal of CKAV-FM-10 Montréal that cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of AVR.

3.

The Commission notes that in a letter, dated 29 April 2009, it approved an application to extend the time limit for the commencement of operations of Hellenic radio’s station to 6 July 2010.

4.

The applicant stated that it filed the present application following the revocation, in Broadcasting Decision 2009-178, of the licence held by AVR for CKAV-FM-10.

5.

The Commission received four interventions in opposition to the application, from 9188 7208 Québec Inc. CJVD-FM 100.1, Communications Michel Mathieu, CJRS Radio Shalom, and CHOU Radio Moyen-Orient. The interventions and the applicant’s reply can be found on the Commission’s website, www.crtc.gc.ca, under "Public Proceedings."
 

Commission’s analysis and determinations

6.

The Commission notes that the opposing interveners chose to comment on the limited availability and use of frequencies in the Montréal radio market rather than on the applicant’s request to delete one of its conditions of licence. The applicant objected to this position in its reply to the interventions.

7.

The Commission points out that spectrum management in the Montréal radio market is not the issue being considered in this application, nor was it identified as an issue in Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2009-252, in which the application was published. Instead, the issue is whether the condition of licence that is the subject of the present application should continue to apply. Given that AVR no longer operates a station in the Montréal radio market on a second adjacent frequency to the applicant’s station, the Commission considers that it would not be appropriate to maintain that condition of licence.
 

Conclusion

8.

In light of the above, the Commission approves the application by Canadian Hellenic Cable Radio Ltd. to amend the broadcasting licence for the commercial specialty FM radio programming undertaking in Montréal, Quebec, by deleting the condition of licence requiring it to find an alternative frequency in the event of any interference with the signal of CKAV-FM-10 Montréal, operated by AVR, that cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of AVR.
  Secretary General
 

Related documents

 
  • Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2009-252, 6 May 2009
 
  • Revocation of licence, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-178, 3 April 2009
 
  • Licensing of new radio stations in Montréal and Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-217, 6 July 2007
  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: http://www.crtc.gc.ca.