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Route reference: 2010-283

Ottawa, 30 July 2010

The Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc.
Hearst and Kapuskasing, Ontario

Application 2010-0502-5, received 23 March 2010

CKAP-FM Kapuskasing and CKHT-FM Hearst - Technical change

1.      The Commission approves the application by The Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc. relating to CKHT-FM Hearst, the rebroadcasting transmitter of the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CKAP-FM Kapuskasing. Specifically, the licensee proposed to change CKHT-FM’s authorized contours by decreasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 1,000 watts to 72 watts (maximum ERP from 1,000 watts to 100 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 51 metres); to change the transmitter’s status from Class A to Class A1; to change its antenna’s radiation pattern from non-directional to directional; and to move its antenna and transmission tower to another site. The Commission notes that these technical parameters reflect those approved by the Department of Industry (the Department). The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2.      The licensee stated that this modification is needed because the original antenna and transmitter site is no longer available.

3.      The Commission notes that the population served within the station’s 3 mV/m contour will decrease from 6,192 to 5,620. The population served within the station’s 0.5 mV/m contour will decrease from 6,631 to 6,192.

4.      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.

5.      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

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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