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  Route reference: 2009-758
  Ottawa, 4 February 2010
  Radio de la communauté francophone d'Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario
  Application 2009-1511-8, received 5 November 2009

New community radio station in Ottawa – Use of frequency 94.5 MHz


The Commission approves the application by Radio de la communauté francophone d'Ottawa for the use of frequency 94.5 MHz (channel 233B1) for the operation of the new French-language community FM radio programming undertaking in Ottawa, Ontario, approved in part in 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 (Broadcasting Decision 2009-481). There were no interventions to this application.


The present application was filed in response to Broadcasting Decision 2009-481, in which the Commission stated that it would only issue a licence to Radio de la communauté francophone d'Ottawa if it submitted an application proposing the use of another FM frequency that is acceptable to both the Commission and the Department of Industry (the Department).


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 applicant that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, no licence may be issued until the Department notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.


Furthermore, the licence for this undertaking will be issued once the applicant has informed the Commission in writing that it is prepared to commence operations. The undertaking must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 24 months from the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 4 February 2012. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted at least 60 days before this date.
  Secretary General
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