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  Route reference: 2010-58
  Ottawa, 8 April 2010
  Torres Media Ottawa Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec
  Application 2010-0013-2, received 8 January 2010

CIDG-FM Ottawa/Gatineau – Technical change

1. The Commission approves the application by Torres Media Ottawa Inc. regarding the English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking CIDG-FM Ottawa/Gatineau, authorized in Broadcasting Decision 2008-222 and confirmed in Broadcasting Decision 2009-481. The licensee proposed to change the authorized contours of CIDG-FM, by decreasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 1,300 watts to 934 watts, by increasing the maximum ERP from 3,000 watts to 4,500 watts (effective height of antenna above average terrain of 98 metres), and by relocating the antenna. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application. The implementation is subject to the notification by the Department of Industry (the Department) discussed in paragraph 4 below.
2. The licensee submitted that these changes are necessary because it was unsuccessful in its negotiations with the owners of the building where the antenna was originally supposed to be located.
3. The Commission notes that the population served within the station's 3 mV/m contour will increase from 305,381 to 462,901. The population served within its 0.5 mV/m contour will increase from 592,972 to 765,086.

Condition prior to the implementation of the new technical parameters

4. 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. Therefore, in the absence of the notification by the Department, the licensee will not be able to implement the new technical parameters approved in this decision.
  Secretary General

Related documents

  • Reconsideration of Broadcasting Decision 2008-222 pursuant to Orders in Council P.C. 2008-1769 and P.C. 2008-1770, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-481, 11 August 2009
  • Licensing of new radio stations to serve Ottawa and Gatineau, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-222, 26 August 2008
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