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Route reference: 2010-382

Ottawa, 11 August 2010

Instant Information Services Incorporated
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Application 2010-0816-0, received 12 May 2010

CIRC-FM Fredericton – Technical change

1.      The Commission approves the application by Instant Information Services Incorporated to change the authorized contours of the English-language low-power FM tourist radio programming undertaking CIRC-FM Fredericton by relocating its transmitter site within Fredericton and by increasing the effective antenna height above average terrain from 32 to 38 metres. All other technical parameters will remain unchanged.[1] The implementation is subject to the notification by the Department of Industry (the Department) discussed in paragraph 4 below. The Commission did not receive any interventions in relation to this application.

2.      The licensee stated that the service provided by the current transmitter site was unreliable. It also stated that the change of location would improve the quality of the station’s signal for the residents of Oromocto, New Brunswick.

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.

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.

5.      Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM service, the Commission also reminds the licensee that it will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.


[1] These technical parameters reflect those approved by the Department of Industry.

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